View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Ubuntu in the second partition

May 30th, 2009, 07:46 PM
i have windows vista installed on my computer and the files system used is NTFS, i have 3 partitions C,D & E. When i try to install them Side by side for some reasons it resize my C drive! how can i made it choose the D drive please?

May 30th, 2009, 07:48 PM
ubuntu does not use lettered drives, it uses partitions. Some good info here:


May 30th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Thanks, that was great link and even provided an extra info which is useful as well. one last question if i used the method, will it be as good, fast and clean as the standard fresh install?

May 30th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I don't see why not. But as a disclaimer, I have never used wubi. I have always installed directly from a downloaded and burned .iso.

May 30th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Not quite as quick, if what I have read elsewhere is correct.

Just out of interest, are your D and E partitions(drives) the same size as C in your windows install, and is one of them empty, or can it be emptied by moving files to another? If you have an empty D or E partition which is a large enough size to use for Ubuntu, I would suggest that you install to that and get the full effect of a Ubuntu install.

If you decide to do it this way, move any files on that partition another using windows, so you have an empty partition, and then go to disk management and delete that partition. This will make it easier to be sure you get the correct one at the install stage. Now boot the Ubuntu live CD and when you get to the desktop choose to install. At the partitioning stage of that choose manual, and you should then see your empty partition as free space and will be able to install to that very easily.

May 30th, 2009, 08:45 PM
i believe the only answer to that is by trying ;) but thank you very much for your help :)

May 30th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Ahaaa, del the partition.... Maybe that what i was missing! Will try that:) thanks for the great tip :)