I have a T61 ThinkPad and now I want to run ubuntu and winxp on it in a dual boot configuration.
Does it matter how I arrange the partitions? (first ubuntu then XP or the other way round??)
You may have to resize your partitions in order to install ubuntu..but the safer bet would be to install it on the ntfs partition as an image itself(if you want to use ubuntu 8.04) its much safer and does not require tinkering with your HDD....this could be the best method. Follow the two links below, as they explain what will work out of the box and what has to be done to configure devices in order to make them run.