I try to install Ubuntu 7.10 on PC that has windowsOS but the ubuntu my sees the entire partition as one which if I do it will erase my windows OS

Asked by henobiagu on 2008-04-15

I have a PC with 150gb HDD and It is partitioned and I have windows XP operating system on one partition and I also have ubuntu 7.10 cd so when I reboot with the Ubuntu cd inside the drive,I will be able to use the live session but when I try to install the Ubuntu,It sees my partition as as 150GB unpartitioned what do I do to have both OS running on the same PC?

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello

For dual booting please refer this link...

http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

and for partition planning please refer:

http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/partitioning

For a detailed description on partitioning..

Hope it helps

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

Windows has its system on one formatted partition which you can edit in the partition manager of the ubuntu installation you can select the amount of partition space you want to take away from the windows partition.
Or you could wait for hardy which has wubi which can install ubuntu in windows' filesystem

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask henobiagu for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.