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I would like to install Kubuntu 12.10 on my computer. I have 2 hard drives, 500 GB each. I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on one disk, and I want to install Kubuntu 12.10 on the other. How do I do this?

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See How to install Ubuntu on a second hard drive with Windows being on the first.

In short:

  1. First download the ISO file then burn it to a CD/DVD or use Unetbootin to get a bootable USB, select the Installation media to boot first from your BIOS.
  2. Once you're in the Live Session, choose Install Kubuntu.
  3. When you get to the Choose an Option screen, select Do Something Else.
  4. Locate the Second drive and choose to Install the System on the second drive. You can follow the instructions on how to make different partitions.. However, this page tells you to use ext3 as the type of partition. ext4 is newer and is now the default. You can use ext4 partition type for the / and /home partitions.
  5. Choose to also install the bootloader on the 2nd drive, make sure it's the drive and not a partition (i.e. /dev/sda and not /dev/sda1)
  6. In the BIOS set to boot from the Ubuntu drive. This may boot straight to Ubuntu at first. If that happens open a terminal and type sudo update-grub. From the next boot you should get the choice to boot Ubuntu or Windows. See Installing Ubuntu on one of two hard drives
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thanks alot, this is a big help:) – Aid Mar 26 '13 at 14:04
You are welcome. If you think this answer is right, please put the green check mark on the left. This will help others looking for the answer to the same question. – user68186 Mar 26 '13 at 14:06

I hope this helps: just select the hard drive that you want to install kubuntu to and proceed with the instructions in the link.

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