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I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a hard-drive that is separate from the one Windows 7 is on. I have two drives in my computer and the second is unused and blank.

However, when I go to install Ubuntu and select the Something Else option, I get kind of paranoid. Last time I did this, it wiped my Windows drive and still installed in the second drive. I do now want a repeat of that.

If someone could give me instructions on dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 7 using two hard-drives that would be great.

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You have to select the correct hard drive. Windows is almost certainly on sda and you will want to install on sdb. Install grub into the first hard drive.

If you do not know which drive has windows, use gparted.

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