Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to switch to Ubuntu from Windows 8.1. I do not want to dual boot, just Ubuntu!

I have two disks C - system and D- which has my files and pictures.

I wonder if I can keep my D Disc while installing Ubuntu. If I can, how?

share|improve this question
2  
I wonder why is this is Hot Network Questions list?? –  Awal Garg May 4 at 14:21

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

You can do keep the D: partition. Here's how it works:

  • Select "Something Else" when being prompted to choose whether to remove Windows, to set up a dual boot or - something else
  • Remove your Windows partition (it's probably /dev/sda1, but check first)
  • Create a new partition (preferrable EXT4)on the new empty space. Leave a empty area which as much space as you have RAM. (If you want SWAP)
  • Set the mount point of the created partition to /. This will be the partition where Ubuntu will get installed.
  • Create a new SWAP partition in the empty space as big as your RAM. (optional, but recommended)
  • Make sure the device for bootloader installation (bottom) is the same as you where you created the partitions (should be /dev/sda)
  • Click Install now

However, you should always make a backup of your files before installing new systems or formatting/partitioning a harddisk. Things can always go wrong.

And please notice that you won't be able to execute any scripts or programs from a NTFS partition, for it doesn't support Linux' file permissions.

share|improve this answer
    
Is "Replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu" not the same (in this case)? –  TuKsn May 4 at 10:51
    
No. This would format your WHOLE harddisk. There's already a bug report for this, but with no effect yet. –  the_Seppi May 4 at 11:04

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.