View Full Version : [all variants] installing ububnu on an existing partition

April 17th, 2010, 06:50 AM
is there any way to install ubuntu or kubuntu on an already existing partition? i have a hard drive that has already been partitioned and would like to install ubuntu or kubuntu on that partition. if its possible how can i go about doing this?

April 17th, 2010, 06:59 AM
The regular desktop installation of Ubuntu will give you the option to resize existing partitions. However, back up your data, just to be sure.

April 18th, 2010, 07:36 PM
You use the manual install procedure and you have to select which partitions to use for root (/), swap and optionally /home.

You need to know your partitions by number. I had two spare partitions for future use labeled beta and data and of course selected the wrong one so my labels were wrong (easy to correct).