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    Re: installing ubuntu onto other drive partitions

    tea for one

    Nice checklist.

    The only thing I would add is to use Windows Disk Management to make new space for the Ubuntu partition and not GParted.

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    Re: installing ubuntu onto other drive partitions

    @C.S.Cameron

    Thank you for your kind comment.
    I did mention Windows tools in my little list (under Windows 10 section)
    Use Windows tools to reduce Windows partition size and create free space
    Reboot Windows to allow chkdsk to run
    I would love to add more pertinent details to the list if you can think of any.

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    Re: installing ubuntu onto other drive partitions

    As has been pointed out above, the Drive/Partition Labels using letters of the English alphabet is specific to windows and refers to partitions. A C:\ drive is a partition but can take up the whole drive. This labeling system is something microsoft copied from CP\M and IBM systems which were more commonly used in the 1970's. And also, remember as stated above, you can't install and have any functioning Linux system on these partitions as any partitions with a label such as this is a windows formatted drive. Windows does not give labels such as D C to Linux partitions.

    Since you are using windows 10 and you have a UEFI installation of windows, you need to install Ubuntu UEFI. The site at the link below is the official Ubuntu documentation on dual booting windows with Ubuntu in UEFI mode so I would certainly suggest you read that if you have not (the link is posted above also in post 3).

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    Last edited by yancek; October 3rd, 2021 at 11:46 AM.

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