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.
currently running Xp Pro on first 30gb partition of hard drive with second 30gb partition formated as NTFS(My Documents). The hard drive has unused partition space of around 20gb. Also have second internal Hard Drive with 20gb FAT32 partition with 80gb unused partition space.