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How to convert Wubi install into regular install?

I have Ubuntu installed on my D drive using Wubi. There are some other files on D drive. Win 7 is installed on C drive. What would be the best way to make regular installation of Ubuntu? On D or C drive? Do I have to make a partition?

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640133946880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250261615 sectors 
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes 
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes 
Disk identifier: 0x58fd0634 

Device     Boot       Start          End      Blocks    Id   System 
/dev/sda1    *         2048       206847      102400     7   HPFS/NTFS/exFAT 
/dev/sda2            206848   1045460991   522627072     7   HPFS/NTFS/exFAT 
/dev/sda3        1045460992   1250258943   102398976     7   HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
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Please edit your answer with the output sudo fdisk -l (that's a lower case -L). You will have to make a partition, you cannot install on C: or D: –  bcbc Feb 28 '12 at 23:10
    
Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640133946880 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250261615 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x58fd0634 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 1045460991 522627072 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 1045460992 1250258943 102398976 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT –  Mersault Feb 29 '12 at 10:28

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Yes you will have to create at least 1 partition to install Ubuntu. You can shrink either /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda3 to make space for Ubuntu. You can use the Windows 7 disk management console to do this (recommended) or GParted (I recommend that you have a Windows Repair CD handy in this case).

Then you can create an extended partition in the free space, and - using GParted either from the Wubi install or a live CD - create two logical partitions, one as ext4 for Ubuntu and another as linux-swap for the swap partition. The swap partition must be > than the size of your RAM if you want to be able to hibernate. Refer to this guide for an indepth discussion of partitioning using GParted on a live CD.

Then you can either migrate the Ubuntu install using the link Jorge Castro provided. There is a script that will do it automatically (my answer at that link) or you can do it manually as per the accepted answer.

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