Originally Posted by linuxxx82
... If i dont want to partition my drive for windows and linux,but just want linux on my machine,would it tell me to choose from it? what should i look out for?
Do you have a separate home partition on your Ubuntu install for your data?
If not, then I would backup my data and delete all partitions and start from scratch, Just create 3 partitions:
1. A 20GB primary root partition.
2. A 1GB primary swap partition.
3. The rest as a logical partition for /home.
If you do currently have a separate home partition, then you could reformat the Windows partition as ext4 and use it as mount point /data or /media or whatever and use it as a separate partition for data.
See this video on manual partitioning Ubuntu for separate root, swap, and home partitions.
At about 4:30 he discusses manual partitioning.
It is perhaps a bit out of data since the video uses Ubuntu 9.04; but the procedure is the same. Just use ext4 file system for root and home.
In the video he is partitioning his second hard drive (sdb); but it will be the same procedure for partitioning a first hard drive, which will be sda.