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I tried to install ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386. While booting from live cd I checked GParted and details confused me. As I recently formatted my PC after moving all data to other internal HD, you can see all partitions are empty. Now I have to install ubuntu on D partition. But I see a partition extended 172 GB which I actually don't have. How should I proceed? Also, when I clicked on Windows partitions they appeared on the desktop. Is this mounting?
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/dev/sda1 is a primary partition.

/dev/sda2 is an extended partition, think 'container' and is 172 gig TOTAL, made up of sda5 thru 9.

And yes, that is mounting.

Hope that helps.

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Ok , so its a total of all the partition, I am installing ubuntu (side by side option), on which drive it will be installed? – livinggourmand Mar 10 '12 at 14:37
Something has happened ,Windows partition's size decreased.What to do now – livinggourmand Mar 10 '12 at 15:11

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