[HLUG] Re: Ubuntu Install

Tim Hg80 at nerdshack.com
Mon Sep 25 02:00:06 BST 2006

Chris Owens wrote:
> Dear All,
>    Many thanks for fixing up the Canal Road site - seems excellent 
> venue until HTC comes back on stream.
>    Thanks also to Tim for the Ubuntu release. Consequently I am fired 
> up again and would like to install it on my dreaded laptop which is 
> partitioned for Windows and Linux (Mandrake) but the recent Windows 
> re-install (many thanks to Julian) naturally overwrote the mbr so no 
> optional boot available at this stage. Machine reads, loads and 
> displays Ubuntu from CD fine and I get the option to install but 
> without any request for partitioning or re-sizing of existing 
> partitions etc.
>    My question is: Can I be absolutely sure that if I instruct Ubuntu 
> to install at this stage it won't simply try to reformat and load 
> itself on the Windows partition without giving any options to decline 
> - I can't afford to have the machine down for a second just at present.
> Thanks for any re-assurance and see you all soon
> Chris O
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As far as im aware Ubuntu will use your existing linux partitions. I 
once installed Ubuntu 6.06 on a HDD which had windows on it and i told 
it to resize the partitions, and to my surprise it didn't screw windows 
up alot and im now happyly dual booting

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