I prefer Ubuntu for the UX, but I do need to keep Windows around for one or two applications. I originally installed by way of Wubi. Eventually I broke something by attempting to install some things when my drive was too full, and started getting complaints about GNOME Power Manager.
At this very moment, I've successfully booted from a Ubuntu LiveUSB, and I have mounted the root.disk where my important data is. I'm wondering if I should take the opportunity to set things up more intelligently.
Important note: I don't really understand partitions! But here's what I want: I need Windows to have access to some video files so I can use my Windows video editing software. I suppose it should have access to music files as well. (Can it just read my home directory from ubuntu? I don't know.) Otherwise, I'd prefer my machine think/act/feel like it's an Ubuntu machine, including default booting to Ubuntu instead of surprising me with Windows when I'm slow on the boot screen.
Thank you for any advice you can give.