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I've got a 2TB external HD just for personal use, with an 8GB primary FAT32 partition (I made it there from the beginning just in case I wanted to install Ubuntu at a later moment)

Now I could probably figure out how to set it up using a Live CD, but unfortunately my DVD drive broke last week, and ATM I don't have access to a USB flash drive (I might tomorrow, but it's kinda time-bound)

Yep, I am pretty much a Ubuntu newbie.

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This guide might be helpful. – radek Oct 22 '11 at 13:16
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Wubi will install Ubuntu right from inside Windows. You don't need a new partition because it will install as files on your Windows drive.

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Awesome, thanks! (installing on separate partition for better control tho) – CookieMonster Aug 5 '11 at 0:13

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