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I have a Samsung laptop with a 128GB SSD (that has windows 8 preinstalled along with a recovery partition) and a 750GB HDD wich I use manly for files and programs.

I was wondering if I could partition the second hard drive (D:/) into two so I would have half of it for windows docs and programs and the other half to install ubuntu so I could dual boot.

I stumbled upon this post wich mentions the process for windows XP and so I wanted to make sure I can do the same procedure for windows 8 (conisdering I have a UEFI motherboard)

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I haven't done a dual disk install but many many single ones and I can't see any reason why during the install when presented with the disk partitioning option that you wouldn't see the D: drive and be able to partition it ... BEST FIRST ... though to log into Windows and shrink the D:\ drive volume creating a spare space of 50% of the 750 and then use that to install Ubuntu on to ... I would add an image but I don't have enough reputation ... soz ...

JUST AS an add on ...make sure you choose "Something Else" option on the "Allocate Drive Space" page .. as I can't add the image !!!

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You can shrink the D drive from the below link.

http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/11/shrink-resize-partitions-in-windows-8/

The shrink option provide's you the max extend to which you can shrink. If in case you aren't satisfied with the shrink space you need to relocate/backup some of the file's in the D-Drive.

Once this is done reboot into BIOS choose the boot/installation partition USB/CD drive. If it is UEFI based then you need to opt for Legacy boot mode instead of UEFI in BIOS.

Now proceed with installation on to the newly created partition. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tired-of-windows-8-how-to-dual-boot-windows-ubuntu/

Regards, Sajan

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