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Old 08-05-2008, 05:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Ubuntu Installation problem


Hi
I am newbie to Linux .I am trying to install Ubuntu in my laptop.I have 3 partition and I have install XP in C drive .I want that I install Ubuntu in my C drive formating C without affecting the other two drives.I only want Ubuntu not dual boot.I didnt see any option like this in the installation process of Ubuntu.Could anybody help me to tell that how can I do this ?
also If I can access my two drives if i install ubuntu ?

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:39 AM   #2
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Manual

when the screen comes up in installation, after you are asked about keyboard settings, click manual at the bottom, then next. Wait for it to scan the disk, then in the new screen, click on the c:\ drive, and click delete partition <warning> this will delete all data on the c:\ drive, however the other two partitions will be left 'intact', so to speak. There will now be some free space showing in the list of partitions, right-click on this free space, and make one partition with your chosen file system EXT3 for example, make sure tht you size it so there is about 1GB left for a partition with file system swap.
Hope this helps you....
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Darkantwan for your valueable help .But could you please tell me that if I will be able to access my other two drives if i install Ubuntu .I dont know if it gives me an error to mount the drives .If yes Could you please tell me that how to mount drives?.

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Old 08-06-2008, 02:27 AM   #4
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use cfdisk or fdisk or another alternative is the linux based system rescue cd it has lots of partitioning options
 
Old 08-06-2008, 07:30 AM   #5
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But still I am not clear that when I install Ubuntu in my laptop in C: drive If it will be possible to access my other two drives ie D: and E: (which was accessed earlier when I was having XP)

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Old 08-06-2008, 08:54 AM   #6
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What do you have on your "D" and "E" drives? Also, Ubuntu won't see your drive with letter names like C or D. Linux drives names are sda or hda for the first drive , sda1 or hda1 for the first partition of the first drive and so on. More information on what you have on your partitions would be helpful.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 08:58 AM   #7
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If the other 2 drives have stuff on them and are fat32 or ntfs, then Ubuntu should be able to read them and write to them. So, yes, you will be able to access them.
 
Old 08-07-2008, 02:06 AM   #8
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Actually in D and E drive I have my softwares and songs movies pictures etc...
So If I install Ubuntu if i would be able to access my drives???

Thanks guys for replying me ...Thanks alot
 
Old 08-07-2008, 02:34 AM   #9
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If you do not delete them while installing Ubuntu, then yes you can access them. Pictures and movies are ok. You will be able to view and play them. But windows specific softwares wont run natively on Ubuntu. For that purpose you will need wine. But just for info, are the softwares installed there or the .exe files are stored?
 
Old 08-07-2008, 04:32 AM   #10
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Yes ,In D: drives I have my all softwares (.exe) and in E: drive I have all my games and movie installed.

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Old 08-07-2008, 04:34 AM   #11
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If you have the installers for the softwares, then you need wine to run those softwares. As you are installing Ubuntu, it should not take long for you to install wine. It is in Synaptic repos.
 
Old 08-07-2008, 05:16 AM   #12
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thanks Buddy for all these information.Installing Ubuntu is a taboo for me.I always fear that it will erase my data.Since I tried once long back and it corruptd my HDD and I have suffer serious setbacks.
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If I'll install Ubuntu I have to do partition my C: Drive into two 1 is for swap.If later on I want to install Xp should i'll be able to combine these two like before?

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:10 AM   #13
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Delete the C: rather than using it as it is to install Ubuntu. This will give you option to bifurcate the space for swap and / as needed. If you really have huge RAM then you do not need big swap.So you can accommodate both your partitions in C: space.


And do not think installing Ubuntu is taboo for you. You are at right place to get help. Once up and running you will never want to go back to M$ windows.

Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 08-07-2008 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 08-08-2008, 01:11 AM   #14
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Hey Dude,could you please tell me that how to connect to internet in ubuntu since I have username and password for my internet connection.Since I tried no connection established

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Old 08-08-2008, 01:16 AM   #15
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If you can elaborate what kind of connection you have and all the specifications, you can surely get help.
Post the information like if your connection is adsl, dial up or cable.
If its a dsl, then is your dsl modem acting as a router. What is its default ip.
 
  


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