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a.v.l
June 20th, 2008, 10:07 PM
My new Acer 7720 laptop seems to have two 250GB hard drives. Drive 1 has two partitions "C" with around 98GB and "D" with around 111GB. On C"" I think is Vista and on "D" I think is the 7 GB recovery partition. "E" is empty with around 230 GB.

When I try and install Ubuntu and select manual install I have several choices to choose from and I'm unsure which one is the E drive. can someone advise please?

I'd also like to know how can I use the remainder of the space on the drive with the recovery partition.

Duck2006
June 20th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Use the partition tool from within vista to partition some space for your linux install, Then install ubuntu.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_f irst.htm

avtolle
June 20th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Presuming you are using the Live CD, back out of the partitioner, get to the console (Alt+Ctl+F1), and there do
sudo fdisk -l and post the output, please.

a.v.l
June 20th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Presuming you are using the Live CD, back out of the partitioner, get to the console (Alt+Ctl+F1), and there do
sudo fdisk -l and post the output, please.

This is the result.

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xeb4de1f0

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1402 11261533+ 27 Unknown
/dev/sda2 * 1403 15918 116592640 6 FAT16
/dev/sda3 15918 30402 116342784 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xeb4de1f1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 30401 244196001 7 HPFS/NTFS
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$