Install Help?!

ac "aec$news" at
Fri Nov 3 02:05:00 UTC 2006

Chris wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am in the process of trying to install Ubuntu, so I found the most
> recent version of GParted and partitioned my main drive (XP) off so I
> had roughly 50G of space for Ubuntu.
> Now when I go to install it, it for some reason is trying to touch my
> main XP drive... and I really want to get this set up so I can learn how
> to use Ubuntu properly, instead of on the CD boot.
> If anyone is able to help me, I would really appreciate it.

First - partitioning and installing does have a small level of risk
(disaster) - be sure you have a good backup of data.
Linux (Ubuntu) will generally take over the boot sector (often grub
boot loader) and will at least know that your xp partition does exist
(hda1??) It is usually convenient if when in linux, for you have read
access to all of your windows files :-)

It is likely that Ubuntu will mount such a partition for your
convenience, as a storage device (/dev/hda??). The important point is
for you to be sure in advance that the windows partition is not going
to be changed in any way, or formatted!

I take it you are using Ubuntu? 6.10, desktop Live CD?
Which install option are you considering?

alan c

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