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I have a 2TB hard disk with Ubuntu 14.04 . Some 1.5 TB is used . I did not create any partitions during installation time of Ubuntu 13.10 . I upgraded to 14.04 but after upgrading there are some hang/crash problems . How to I create seperate parition like C: drive in Windows and other drive for just my data ( videos etc ) without losing data . After this I want to perform clean installation of 14.04.1 .

Here is output of sudo parted -l

Model: ATA WDC WD20EZRX-00D (scsi) 
Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB 
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B 
Partition Table: msdos 

Number    Start    End       Size    Type       File system     Flags 
1         1049kB   2048MB    2047MB  primary    linux-swap(v1)  boot 
2         2049MB   2000GB    1998GB  extended 
5         2049MB   32.4GB    30.3GB  logical    ext4 
6         32.4GB   2000GB    1968GB  logical    ext4
  • Please post the output of sudo parted -l in your question. – muru Aug 23 '14 at 10:56
  • Can you not just install Ubuntu in the partition you currently have ubuntu installed in ? Go to live CD/USB and when installing choose erase Ubuntu 14.04 and reinstall – Mark Kirby Aug 23 '14 at 11:02
  • Model: ATA WDC WD20EZRX-00D (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 2048MB 2047MB primary linux-swap(v1) boot 2 2049MB 2000GB 1998GB extended 5 2049MB 32.4GB 30.3GB logical ext4 6 32.4GB 2000GB 1968GB logical ext4 – Renuka Aug 23 '14 at 11:10
  • @markkirby It says " This will delete all your Ubuntu programs , documents .... etc " . – Renuka Aug 23 '14 at 11:16
  • Is there an option to upgrade 14.04 to 14.04 on the menu you chose something else – Mark Kirby Aug 23 '14 at 11:22
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I think I have a solution for you.

1 Boot to live CD/USB and choose install

2 Choose something else form the list to star partition manager

3 Highlight the HDD in the list, right click it

4 Choose mount point, set as /

5 THIS IS THE IMPORTANT STEP - UNTICK THE BOX THAT SAYS FORMAT

6 Now install

Choosing not to format the drive will leave your home folder untouched and thus your data intact.

You will have a clean install of 14.04 but with the home folder of your old install.

WARNING - REMOVE ALL CUSTOM THEMES ICONS ETC BEFOR INSTALLING OR YOU WONT SEE THE DESKTOP

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