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I have formatted a 55gb partition hard drive for UBUNTU. How do I install it on that partition?

I want to Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along windows 7 and I have 500 GB Hard Disk and I have already partitioned it to 100 GB As C, 100 GB As D: Drive, 100 GB As E Drive and Remaining As F: Drive. So What would be the best course of action to install Ubuntu in D: Drive?

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How much RAM do you have? if you have plenty, you can use virtualbox to run ubuntu on seven. –  Evandro Silva Oct 23 '12 at 14:00
    
@EvandroSilva I have 2gb RAM –  user100165 Oct 23 '12 at 14:04
    
See: askubuntu.com/questions/204653/… –  user68186 Oct 23 '12 at 14:32

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If you want dual system just boot from ubuntu live cd and chose try without installing. So you will easy acces to full desktop environment available. Then press to install ubuntu and follow this instructions

Best choise is to make / ex4 primary partition with 20 gigs of amount space(as it says in official instruction 15 is enough) Then make swap partition with double amount size of your ram and finaly create /home ex4 partition there will be all files stored so make it big enough to have media and downloads.Then if you continue to install without mesing up windows drive system grub will detect your windows partition and put it in boot list

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I am new for ubuntu so could u please explain me more detially –  user100165 Oct 23 '12 at 14:09
    
ok but first try to watch video i putted in comment. Windows drive issue presented in video.Then ask whatever you want.This guy make good tutorials and have partnership with youtube. –  polarkatenuchie Oct 23 '12 at 14:14
    
does I need to delete my partition of D: Drive to install Ubuntu 12.04 and re partition it to root, home & swap? –  user100165 Oct 23 '12 at 14:31
    
@polartenuchie I have to do this with Gpart or the disk management tool of windows itself? –  user100165 Oct 23 '12 at 14:35
    
i reccomend using gparted to make free space, then create 3 partitions using free space 1) ex4 set it to be '/' for 20-30 gigs amount of space,2) /home with big amount of space you like -ex4 type, then 3)create linuxswap linuxbsdos.com/2011/05/04/… –  polarkatenuchie Oct 23 '12 at 16:09

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