View Full Version : Installing Windows 2nd, Will my data stay safe?

March 8th, 2010, 05:41 PM
Hi, it was kinda hard to sum up my question in the title.
What I'm asking though is:
I have a 200GB partition where I keep my music, movies, photography, /home backups, and other really important things to make changing linux distros easier.

I'm planning on installing 10.04 when it comes out and figure ill do a clean install. I need to install Windows XP for business purposes, and was wondering if I create an NTFS partition in gparted beforehand, will windows simply install to that partition and leave my 200GB data partition alone? (10.04 will be installed afterwards, but i know how not to overwrite when installing that.)

hope that makes sense, thanks for your time.

March 9th, 2010, 12:50 PM
If you create NTFS partition Windows will be installed there(you will see partition options and you will choose NTFS for Windows install).After that you will have to reinstall grub following this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2) instructions.