View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Ubuntu on an occupied hard disk

April 27th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Hi all,

I've used Ubuntu for a while then I got a new computer with Windows installed on it. Well, I can't take it anymore so I want to install Ubuntu on this computer.

My hard disk has 2 partitions (both NTFS if it matters) with Windows installed on the C:

My question is "If I tried installing Ubuntu can I use the free space on my other partition? - I expect the answer is yes - But my real question is: Will I use my existing files on that partition??"

Thanks a lot

April 27th, 2008, 10:11 PM
If you use Vista; you have to make 'unallocated' free space for Ubuntu first. With XP; you can 'shrink' it with Gparted Live CD:
Burn to disk and boot from it.

April 27th, 2008, 10:15 PM
That was quick

Thanks a lot

April 27th, 2008, 10:21 PM
You are welcome. Good luck.