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    Installing to unpartitioned space

    I have 2 hard disks. One has XP installed on it, the other has 60gb unpartitioned space at the beginning of it, and the remaining 200gb or so is NTFS with data on it. How do I install ubuntu to that unpartitioned space (and include the swap space in that too), without affecting the rest of the drive? Will the wizard o nthe live cd automatically format it and do everything, or do I need to specify settings/sizes/folders etc?

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    Re: Installing to unpartitioned space

    Hi, If you start the Ubuntu installation from your live CD, follow the instructions carefully and when you reach the partition page it should indicate your free partition. Don't worry you can cancel at this point if you wish. If you continue the Grub menu will let you dual boot into Ubuntu or Windows.
    Hope this may help, post if you need more details

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    Re: Installing to unpartitioned space

    iirc the livecd installation will give you the choice of:

    a). resize the windows partiton and use the space freed up

    or

    b). use the unpartitioned space on the hard drive

    like malta said, you can cancel at any time BEFORE you confirm the changes to your partition table, and nothing will be touched

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    Re: Installing to unpartitioned space

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    Re: Installing to unpartitioned space

    As always, top advice courtesy of ubuntuforums.
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    Slowly moving from Windows to ubuntu.....

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