So here are my two questions:
- Boot Order
Hi, as per the guides given in the ubuntu.com help wiki, I'm supposed to ensure that my boot order is set to give highest priority to the CD drive first and then the hard drive before trying to install ubuntu. So I went to my BIOS set up, and under boot options, the boot order was set to:
Sata PM: TSSTCorp CDD VDW SH 2 (1st priority)
SATA SM: WDC WD5000AAKX003CA (2nd priority)
Those are also the only two options available for the boot order. Can anyone help me understand what these boot order options represent? Are things already the way they're supposed to be, prior to my Ubuntu installation attempt?
- Advice Regarding the 'Allocate Drive Space' dialog box of the Installer- which option to select?
Hi, I'm running a Windows 7 system at the moment with one physical hard drive, partitioned into 3 during the Windows installation: C (97 GB, this is where Windows is installed), D (255 GB, I'd like to keep this as a shared partition between Windows and Ubuntu where I keep my media) and E (107 GB, this is where I would like to install Ubuntu). Considering this will be my first time trying to install an OS, so I have zero experience, which option from the Allocate Drive Space screen of the Ubuntu installer should I use: . Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside (other operating systems); or, . Something else (advanced)
The first option sounds the most automated (so I have a smaller chance of accidentally changing something I shouldn't), while the second option is clearly labelled advanced.
My question is: will the first option allow me to properly select the E drive for installing Ubuntu, or will it try to automatically install it in C?
Another concern: as per this webpage (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Installing-Ubuntu-12-04-LTS-266201.shtml), choosing option 1 will result in "Remember that, after the installation, the Windows boot loader will be overwritten by the Ubuntu boot loader!"
This sounds rather ominous- is it liable to cause problems for running Windows?
Basically, which option would be best suited for my target installation situation?