I would like to describe my system and then indicate the problem.
Intel dual core system with 3.5gig memory.
disk1 SATA 320 gig, partitioned to 150gig Fedora 8
disk1 Second Partition partition 2 FREE SPACE where I want to install
disk2 SATA 250 gig Fedora 9 Preview
disk3 IDE 150 gig Front partitions XP
disk3 IDE 100 gig Back Partition PCLINUXOS
BIOS SETTING BOOT DRIVE Disk1
I run through the install program, and if I take the defaults, it wants to install in disk3 partition 2, replacing pclinuxos
If I change the settings to indicate to use the free space, it wants to overwrite one of the other working linux systems.
If I tell it to go manually, then it does not let me repartition the free space, but wants me to make it one of the mounted points (example / )
In the past, when I tried it with 7.10, Ubuntu destroyed grub so that nothing booted. ( I even tried unplugging the two hard drives that I did not want it to touch, and that did not work).
I would like to use ubuntu, for the look and feel, and because of the significant user group.
Any suggestions please? I accept emails.
Thanks in advance.
(grandfather of 3)