File system question installing Ubuntu

Asked by Jishnu s on 2011-07-29

Now i'm using NTFS file system in my desktop with windows7, i want to change it to Ubundu, but i have valuable datas in my computer, can i instal ubundu by formating C drive only, otherwice how i will keep my datas?

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Hi, your hd is now divided in two partition? (C and D) If is it, you can choose to install Ubuntu in one of the two partition (in this case you can choose C). If isn't it, you can management of the partition you have with the gparted tool integrated in Ubuntu installation without lost the data. Let me know, thanks.

Jishnu s (jishnu44) said : #2

Thanx for ur answer, i am ready to format and instal ubuntu in my C drive, but i head that ubuntu does not support NTFS, and supports wb3 and wb4, then how can i change my D, E, F and G with out losing my data?

Jishnu s (jishnu44) said : #3

Sorry i mean ext3 and ext4 not wb3 or wb4

Best Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #4

If i understand well, you have a hd parted with 4 partition, right? If it is, you can choose one of these and run the installation Ubuntu tools. When the Live cd ask you where put Ubuntu data, you must choose the first one (C - usually in linux /dev/sda). So this partition will be formated with ext4 file system. This way allows you to not lost your windows data.
Please note, however, is always good idea to get a copy of the imported data using an external HD or DVD. This goes for any OS you want to use, Thanks.

Jishnu s (jishnu44) said : #5

Thank u so much my dear friend

Jishnu s (jishnu44) said : #6

Thanks Massimo Forti, that solved my question.