I am facing a problem while installing ubuntu along with win8. The specs about my pc are following:
500 GB HDD (c:100, d:100, f:50, g:100 h:100 i:50) and every drive has important data, and are NTFS
i have used Lili USB creator for creating bootable usb for ubuntu 12.04 LST. when i boot from usb, it asks me if i want to overwrite windows 8 or do something else, and i chose do something else. now the thing is, it shows me 3 drives having weird names (/sdv like something). first one is reserved (100 MB) second one is c (100 GB) and the last one is what left of hard disk memory (400 GB).
I have find out that i need to convert file system from NTFS to ext4 for installing ubuntu, which require formatting of my drives, and in this case either format c (windows 8) or what left of hard disk memory (every other thing).
can someone explain me what should i do to prevent from formatting any of my drive ?? thank you !!