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ged25
March 8th, 2010, 08:47 AM
I have a 150GB HD with XP installed. 100 GB is split into three logical drives (C,D,E) where my data is stored. 50GB is unallocated. I want to install Ubuntu here. Will using option two: Guided - use largest contigious free space be sufficient ?

sikander3786
March 8th, 2010, 09:11 AM
I have a 150GB HD with XP installed. 100 GB is split into three logical drives (C,D,E) where my data is stored. 50GB is unallocated. I want to install Ubuntu here. Will using option two: Guided - use largest contigious free space be sufficient ?

Yes I have often installed Ubuntu the same way when I wanted to dual boot with Windows. Don't make a partition on the 50GB free space. Select Guided - use largest contigious free space and Ubuntu will automatically partition it and install /root, /swap in that space. And will automatically install GRUB to the MBR and will detect Windows XP for dual booting.

Regards.

Sikander.

newguy2010
March 9th, 2010, 10:43 AM
I also have this doubt. I don't have backup of my Window files so I've been scared to do this.