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April 27th, 2012, 08:09 PM
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I've installed Windows on half of my hard disk space. Only one partition. I would like to install Ubuntu into my free disk space. The question:

In Ubuntu Installer, when I choose "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows", what's the next step: installer will realocate my NTFS partition, ignoring my free space or it will install Ubuntu into my free disk space, automatically?

Thanks in advance.

April 27th, 2012, 08:19 PM
It would be better to go into Windows, use Disk Management to shrink your partition, then install Ubuntu into the newly created free space.

April 27th, 2012, 09:44 PM
I never trust auto anything, so I always partition in advance and use manual install (Something Else) to choose / (root) partition. It auto finds swap. You also need to use manual install if you want a separate /home or want to install the grub2 boot loader to another drive.

Is Windows 8 in BIOS/MBR or UEFI/gpt boot mode?

Install with separate /home from aysiu