I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. (on my new HDD with 320GB) where as I had like this on my 160GB too. But it was totally wasted because all the movies, videos, images and data was removed and the whole hard-drive was formatted and was partitioned into one drive. I want to install this Ubuntu OS by not losing any of these drives, and not losing any of the data that I have right now (NO partition, NO removal and No formatting). But I can't figure out how to. Last time I did physical install was on 160GB HDD, and I lost all my data. I don't want to lose data on this new one. The OS was 13, now it's Ubuntu 14.04.
Also, will I be able to hear sounds after installing Ubuntu physically without even installing sound card (Audio Decoder installed)?