Help Installing Ubuntu (Hard Drive)

Asked by Rurikar on 2008-07-14


I've recently decided to Dual Boot My Windows Vista with Ubuntu. I have partitioned my Hard Drive, started up the Ubuntu live CD clicked install and I'm on the part where you have to chose a place to install Ubuntu and I'm not 100% sure what to click so it installs onto the partitioned part of my hard drive.

Any help would be much apriciated


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Tobias Wolf (towolf) said : #1

To use space you have allocated beforehand you have to use the manual mode and assign the empty partition to Ubuntu.

  / is the root of the Ubuntu filesystem (similar to C:)
  /home is where users are stored (similar to C:\Documents and Settings\)

You can put everything into the root / (i.e., one partition for everything), but you also use a second partition for user data, e.g.

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