View Full Version : [ubuntu] Questions about upgrading from Vista to UB

June 14th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Hey all,
I've never run into this one before. I want to dump Vista and install Ubuntu. However, I have a ton (80GB+) of movies, MP3s, etc. that I just can't lose. Can I install UB without losing it all? I'd just as much back it all up but I don't have the means to do so.


June 14th, 2008, 08:31 PM
How much space do you have left in that hard drive?

June 14th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Hey thanks for the fast response! "Computer" reports the hard drive as having 28.2GB Free of 186GB.

June 14th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Sorry. If you had had 250 GB free out of a 500 GB drive, we could have done it. As it is; you cannot save your data unless you back it up first.

June 14th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Hey it's cool! I just had a though though: What if I use the remaining free space to install UB then somehow convert the rest of the used space after the install? Would that work?

June 14th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Then shrink Vista w32ith its own partitioner and allocate space for Ubuntu. You can install Ubuntu in those 20 or 28 GB and Ubuntu comes with ntfs-3g that lets read and write to your Windows.(Dual boot in other words)