Does the Windows installer partition my hard drive or does it overwrite my Windows partition? I want my Windows partition gone. I tried using the ISO disc but my laptop won't read it for some reason.
on 11/19/2012 – Made popular on 11/19/2012
I've got a hard disk with only one partition I'd like to keep (NTFS). The drive has held Windows 7, XP and different GNU/Linux distros, and now all partitions have been deleted and only the one I want to keep is still there.
Hi, I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop already running windows, but I just realized that a hard drive can only have 4 primary partitions (noob errors). I have a 500gb hard drive. The four partitions are the following: 1 Windows partition (450gb) with 300gb unused, a System partition from windows thats about 200mb, a 13gb partition labeled RECOVERY, and a 100mb partition labeled HP_TOOLS.
My laptop came with Windows preinstalled. I shrank the Windows partition and created a couple of new partitions to install Ubuntu in. I've noticed that reading my Ubuntu partitions is much noisier than reading the NTFS partiion.
When I ran 11.10 through the disc, without installing it, I saw the Windows partition fine. Now that I've installed 11.10, through the Windows installer, I do not see the Windows partition and cannot access pretty much all my files.