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I've got three HDDs in my setup, with Win7-64bit running on my main one. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu on a secondary HDD and be able to choose between it and Windows at the boot screen (while maintaining Windows as the automatically booted OS).

I don't believe what I mean to do is "partitioning", but then again I'm not totally sure what it should be called. Could anyone instruct me as to how to begin (and proceed, for that matter)?

I plan on dedicating all 320GB of this secondary drive to Ubuntu, but don't want to partition either of my other HDDs or potentially lose data.

Note: this 320GB HDD has been used before, so I will need to format it, but in Windows it only gives me the option to format it in NTFS.

Thanks in advance.

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Format the partition using the "ubuntu installer" or G-part editor from the ubuntu live CD –  Ahmed Daif Mar 16 at 14:07
    
Thanks, worked out fine. –  user258818 Mar 16 at 23:31

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Format the partition using the "ubuntu installer" or G-part editor from the ubuntu live CD

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