Does the drive get formatted while installing ubuntu on it?

Asked by Ajinkya Joshi

Hey friends,
I have 3 drives on my laptop, C:\, D:\ & E:\.
I have windows installed on C:\. I want to install ubuntu on D:\ so will I have to save the data on D:\ somewhere else for a while or is it ok to keep it there and install ubuntu???
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Appiah (appiah) said :

You better backup the data , during the Ubuntu installation you get to partitioner where you can delete D:\ and make it a ext(linux filesystem) and install Ubuntu on that space.

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Appiah (appiah) said :

And short answer : Yes it's need to get formatted to a EXT filesystem.

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Ajinkya Joshi (april-ajinkya) said :

so should i use 2ext or 4ext or whatever it is
please tell

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Appiah (appiah) said :

The partitioner in the Ubuntu installer will offer you to remove (example) D: to make a ext partiton and install ubuntu on it.

1) Backup your D:\
2) Delete the partition from witin windows. (Right click computer -> manage -> storage -> disk management -> right click D:\ -> Delete volume

3) Start Ubuntu , the partitoner will suggest to partition that space and use that space only for Ubuntu

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