After doing some research for the past 2 days and of course finding out that v10.10 has some installation issues, I decided to download v10.4 lts. I already burned it to disk and ran it without installing it and so far I am impressed.
Now for the installation part. On my system I have 2 drives (sda and sdb). I am planning on a dual boot set up and of course sda is to remain untouched. Not even the boot manager is permitted to touch this drive. The second drive contains 2 partitions, the first is for data storage only and the second is a 43gig partition which I plan on using for linux.
Question: Is it possible to direct the installation to use this existing partition? I understand that this partition must be prepped for linux. I would think it would be possible to install to an existing partition.
If not, I can easily remove this partition and convert this to unallocated space.
At this point can I assume that the grub can be directed to this particular partition?
If someone could help with the basic steps here, it would be greatly appreciated. I have researched installation procedures, but the end result is more questions than answers.