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Firstly, I need some help installing Ubuntu. When do I install GRUB, things like that.

I also have a problem. I have 1 60gig hard drive, 50 of which is dedicated to XP and 100 to Media. Should I just cut off 10 from the Media drive and give that to Ubuntu, or do I need more?

Now on to the networking. Does it work well with home networks? I have all my music on a file server and I need to access it, as well as movies and such.
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From my too limited experience in Ubuntu
I think you should be fine with a 10GB partition + 2GB for swap partition

about networks I doubt that Ubuntu can read NTFS partitions

maybe more experienced user can help you
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Okay so I'm good with the partition, but the Network is a big issue, because I need all those files.
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A basic Hardy install takes form 3-5GBs. You can latter trim it down, but once you start installing extra stuff it can get rather big. I say a 20GB main partition should be fine, with 2GBs for swap. The installer takes care of everything for you, so all you have to worry about is partitions and your personal data (user name, passwords, etc.).

All up to date Linux boxes should integrate very well with exiting Windows networks. Ubuntu already comes with the necessary clients for basic networking. Accessing files/folders in a Windows box from a Linux box is rather easy (all you do in Ubuntu is open up the Network browser), but the other way around is a bit more complicated due to the additional security for Linux shares. Check out the Samba guide:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba
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