View Full Version : [ubuntu] ububtu on already partitioned harddrive
January 16th, 2009, 02:57 AM
Hi i'm running xp and i have a free partion on my harddrive that i would like to put ubuntu on, it is a NTFC partition could someone give a hand how to direct the installation of ubuntu to that specific partition. Thanks
January 16th, 2009, 03:11 AM
You mean it's NTFS.
FIRST CAN YOU TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF THE PARTITIONS AND POST IT?
You'll want to create 2 partitions where that one currently is.
When going thru the install steps choose manual partitioning,
and select that partition and delete it,
Choose create NEW and make a partition about 2GB should be plenty since you've given no system specs.
For type choose linux swap
For the rest of the space that's now empty create a NEW partition choose ext3 for the type,
mark it to be formated,
and the mount point as /
That's really all there is to it.
Continue thru the installer.
January 16th, 2009, 03:35 AM
Here is a pic of the partitions.
January 16th, 2009, 03:41 AM
That's not showing me what I was looking for. How many actual drives are in the pc and whether or not any of them were inside an extended partition or not. Looking at it again I see there are no extended partitions.
The instructions above should work in either case. Like I said you'll want to make 2 partitions though one for swap and one for the OS.
Just be very sure when selecting the partition you're going to make the changes to.
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