[ubuntu-uk] HELP: How to install the Ubuntu in one of the existing partition in a hard disk?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Fri Feb 27 18:40:03 GMT 2009

2009/2/27 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>:
> 2009/2/26 Joseph Walton-Rivers <webpigeon at googlemail.com>:
>> if you install gparted, you will be able to see where each partition is, and
>> you'll be able to remove any partition you wish, it will appear under
>> system->administration->Partition editor
> He wants to install Ubuntu. To do this, he wants to get rid of his D:
> partition. Until he does that, he can't install Parted, so that
> suggestion is really not much help, is it?

Steady on there Liam. Keep off the grumpy pills.

It's a valid suggestion. Gparted can be installed onto a running live
cd (as can any other app if you have enough ram to hold it) and then
the disk can be partitioned at will. This is assuming it's not already
installed on the Live CD.

> You did not suggest that he boot the LiveCD and run Parted from there,
> which would have been rather more use. However, in Linux, it can be
> rather hard to tell which drive is C: and which is D:. That is why I
> suggested using Windows to remove the partition.

It's not hard at all. You click each drive in turn and the one with
the partition type NTFS is likely to be the one. In addition he has
(as I understand) a C: with Windows installed and an empty (formatted
NTFS) D:. In gparted the C: drive will show up as being partially full
up whereas the D: will be empty.


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