View Full Version : [ubuntu] Keep Windows Files on Full Format?

August 18th, 2010, 09:41 PM
Very basic question:

When installing ubuntu on a dual boot system, I noticed that it had the import option for basically the documents and settings folder from windows, which is brilliant I think, but my question is, if during the installation of ubuntu, I tell it to use the whole drive, will that option still be available? It's basically asking if I can do that before formatting the box.

August 18th, 2010, 09:48 PM
I don't think so. I've never used the import features, but i am pretty sure they happen after the partitioner. it is possible that it is smart enough to know better, but I wouldn't risk it.

August 18th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I know that it happens after the partitioner, I just don't know when it applies the partition settings.

August 19th, 2010, 05:36 AM

August 22nd, 2010, 02:56 AM
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August 23rd, 2010, 01:55 AM
Bumpidy Bump....

August 23rd, 2010, 02:07 AM
No, if you use the whole drive then it is formatted and all contents lost.