This is just to show what options are available at this installation step. You may choose to encrypt your home folder.
This is what the GRUB menu will look like on rebooting. The Ubuntu entry will be the default, and you can boot into Windows by selecting the Windows 7 entry. Note: It has been reported that Windows 7 tends to mess with the GRUB menu after a Windows update/upgrade. To avoid any issue that might arise from that, you need to install GRUB to the boot partition of the Ubuntu installation, then use EasyBCD to edit the Windows boot menu and add an entry for Ubuntu. This method was used in how to dual-boot Fedora 14 and Windows 7.
You may view the partition structure of the disk using the Disk Utility (System > Administration > Disk Utility).
Entries for the Windows System Reserved (arrowed) and data partitions will be available from the Places menu. Clicking the main Windows partition will mount it.
Mounting the Windows partition will launch its contents in the file manager, and you can browse your user directory under Windows and copy files to and fro.
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