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I tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 to my Windows desktop for a dual boot system. I used YUMI so I could install it from a flash drive. My problem is that the installer never asked which drive I wanted to install to. After asking about my language, time zone, and keyboard, it just started copying files. I freaked out when I heard it thrashing my hard drive - I thought it was overwriting my copy of Windows, so I forced my computer to shut down while it was working.

After rebooting back into Windows, I see that it deleted everything on my D drive (storage and backup drive) and was apparently installing Ubuntu onto it. I lost a lot of stuff because the installer never asked where I wanted to install Ubuntu (I have multiple hard drives and partitions).

How can I get the installer to check with me before deciding for itself where it's going to install?

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hope data recovery may help – Raja Feb 24 '13 at 10:07
possibly a bug or you performed a double click (may be mouse problem) so quick that it selected the default options and starts installing. – Web-E Feb 24 '13 at 10:20

You can choose where to install Ubuntu and specify partitions manually by choosing Something else in the Installation type screen.

ubuntu installation type

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But the thing is, the OP said that this selection screen didn't come up. So how would this solve the problem? – horIzoN Feb 24 '13 at 10:18
@nerof61 OP only said it didn't ask where to install... and this this screen doesn't ask (as the next one does). I think it is fairly common mistake to ignore this screen. – pileofrocks Feb 24 '13 at 10:32

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