Back story: I just built a new computer about a month and installed an SSD and an HDD. Today my SSD (OCZ Vertex 4) died on me resulting in a loss of my Windows 7 OS. Being a Ubuntu user on another pc, I want to install ubuntu on my HDD.
My question comes as I would like to know if installing ubuntu on the HDD will erase the contents of the HDD? I have done installs along side Windows before, but in this situation there is no operating system on this HDD, just program files and the like. I'm using a live CD of 12.04 currently. I just want to make sure that I don't lose any more of my files before proceeding.
Any help would be much appreciated. Best wishes