I need help installing Ubuntu 13.04 to my computer. I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) and burned it to a DVD. I test drove the new distribution and it worked great, but installing it poses a bit of a problem for me (I'm an inexperienced Ubuntu/Linux user). Here's what I want to do.
I want to be able to dual-boot my system like I did when I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. I previously used Wubi to install Ubuntu and it allowed me to install Ubuntu onto my
I have two partitions on my HDD. The first is
C:\ and it is where Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) is installed (please note that my machine's processor is an AMD 64-bit and that is why I downloaded the 64-bit flavor of 13.04). The second is
D:\ and it was where Ubuntu 12.04 used to reside prior to trying to install 13.04.
When I tried installing 13.04 alongside of Windows Vista, it does not allow me to pick the partition I want to install to, so I tried "Something Else" and I could not get the installation to work there either. Here's what I tried:
I set up
sdb as the partition I wanted to install Ubuntu in and set the mount point to
/ (I don't even know if that is right), and then it told me that I didn't have a swap partition/space, so I reduced the size of
sdb and made another partition (
sdc) out of the remaining space, but I didn't know how to label it as "Swap" nor do I know where to set the mount point of
sdc so I'm stuck.
I just thought of one thing and that is could I go and delete the partitions I have set up for Ubuntu using Disk Management in Windows and then extend Windows into that space and then try installing Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista? Would that be the easiest way to do it?
Can anyone help me out here?