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Old 01-09-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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How to install Debian on my data disk, while the main disk is Windows ?

Hello there

The title says pretty much all, I would like to install Debian OS but here is my problem : I am using my local primary disk with Windows on it (C:, it's SSD), and a second disk (D:, 1To HDD) to store my data on it. (picture :

So now I would like to install Debian on my data HDD D: (which is logic : I won't touch my SSD except for Windows OS and some software programs), but I don't know how to proceed

Thank you in advance
Old 01-10-2014, 02:52 AM   #2
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:01 AM   #3
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In order to install Debian, you need an unallocated free disk space on your second hard disk.

You can do it this way
1. Using windows, you can shrink D: and create an unallocated space on 2nd hard disk.Obviously, this much me of minimum required by Debian installer.
2. Now boot with the Debian disk and create a root partition using the unallocated space created in the first step and install Debian on this partition.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:26 AM   #4
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Ok I am going to do that thank you very much


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