[ubuntu-uk] dual boot problem

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Sat May 12 18:42:27 UTC 2012

On Sat, 2012-05-12 at 18:47 +0100, Andy Braben wrote:
> On 12 May 2012 18:39, Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org>
> wrote:
>         > > I have a new PC with two HDDs and I am trying to install
>         Windows and
>         > > Ubuntu on one of the drives keeping the other for data and
>         so on. In the
>         > > past I have dual booted many machines without any
>         difficulty but this is
>         > > the first time I have tried with a machine with 2 drives
>         and there are
>         > > problems. Installing XP Pro puts the OS on the main drive
>         as expected
>         > > but Ubuntu wants to install on the second drive and not
>         along side
>         > > windows.
>         >
>         > I have three HD's on mine and I have no problem telling
>         Ubuntu exactly
>         > where I want it.  There is an option in the installer to
>         select
>         > whichever drive you want it on.  I can't remember details
>         without
>         > booting into a DVD but if you can't find it, I'll do that
>         for you.
>         Barry, I would be most grateful if you could point me in the
>         right
>         direction. I know that one of the options is to do something
>         else. I
>         have looked at that where the drives are listed but I am
>         uncertain what
>         to do thereafter.

> You need to "Do soemthing else". From there it should tell you what
> you have on each drive, so should clearly show where Windows is. If
> you only have one partition on that drive and Windows is taking up the
> whole drive, you can select to partition the drive, which I think uses
> GParted to do it.

Andy, all I know is that if there is one drive and the installer is
instructed to install along side Windows, then the installer partitions
the drive accordingly and gets on with the installation. So, are you
suggesting that, because there are two drives one of which is empty, the
installer decides to install on the empty one rather than partition and
install on the one with Windows? I have heard of Artificial intelligence
but surely this is not correct.


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