I'm bought a laptop with the following configuration:

240 GB SSD for Windows 10 1 TB HDD

I have some important programs and documents on the HDD and I don´t want to loose them. I have reserved 50 GB of space to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the seccondary HDD. Current configuration of my laptop . I would like to install ubuntu in the 50 GB partition in HDD 1 and leave the SSD in its current state. How would I do it?


I'm not just trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a separate HDD, it must be on a partition of that HDD


1 Answer 1

  1. Create a full system backup
  2. Boot From Ubuntu Disc/USB and choose:

    1. installation
    2. When you see Installation Type select "something else"
    3. on the next page Device for bootloader installation"1TB HDD".
    4. Make a ext4 / mounted partition
    5. click next.

That's all.

  • What about the information in the HDD? I don't want to loose it. I have some programs there Feb 19, 2018 at 15:17
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    @EduardoAndrésCastilloPerera It's the boot sector only that will be changed and as long as you don't click on any "Delete" and take a full system backup before you start, there is 0 risk.
    – Fabby
    Feb 19, 2018 at 19:00

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