Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Apologies if this question already exist.

How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on H: Drive? I had boot Ubuntu 12.04 from USB and when I click on something else when installing Ubuntu it shows some drives like dev/sd1.

In Windows XP I have my H: drive ready to be installed with Ubuntu. But I don't know which dev/sdXX is h: drive.

share|improve this question
1  
go back into windows and find out the size of the hdd or partition. then go back to installing ubuntu, then just find the drive or partition with that amount of space that matches your linux H: drive. it might be easier to reformat the H: and give the drive or partition a name so you can find it easier. –  Alex Jun 9 '12 at 2:39
    
my drive is 20.7 gb used 118 mb –  Liang Lee Jun 9 '12 at 2:46
    
ummm... what? your whole H: drive is 20.7GB? are you able to reformat it? if so. you can just go back to the installing of ubuntu and find that 20.7GB drive or very close to it. and use that drive to install ubuntu on. –  Alex Jun 9 '12 at 2:54
    
Thanks Alex i will try this –  Liang Lee Jun 9 '12 at 3:01

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

In Windows XP, go to Start...Run and type diskmgmt.msc. That will open up Disk Management and give you a graphical view of where Drive H lies on your disk.

Now start the Ubuntu LiveCD/USB l, and run gparted. You will get a view that is similar to what you got in Disk Management. Find the part where drive H was, and note its /dev/sdx label. That's the one you want!

share|improve this answer
    
my drive name is /dev/sdb7 so when i click install now this message appear: No root filesystem is defined please correct this form the parturitig menu –  Liang Lee Jun 9 '12 at 4:35
    
My H: Drive is gone after after installing ubuntu 12.04 inside windows? when i installed ubuntu 12.04 from usb inside windows in drive H: ( dev/sdv7) when installation is finished it say restart when i restart i shows no option to boot ubuntu or windows? when it automatically boot windows my H: drives is also gone now how can i make duel boot choose wheater boot ubuntu or windows it's shows nothing when installation is finished and when i restarted my pc –  Liang Lee Jun 9 '12 at 6:27
    
@LiangLee You need to use your BIOS to select to boot from that drive. –  hexafraction Oct 7 '12 at 12:10

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.