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I have a question about installing Ubuntu on an already partitioned drive. I have 3 partitions - 1 for music & pictures, 1 for gaming and 1 for my operating system. When I go to install Ubuntu after setting up the appropriate partitions within the partition for the operating system, I get the message that it needs to unmount an existing partition (my gaming partition) in order to proceed. Will unmounting that partition delete the information stored there?

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No, partition was probably automaticly mounted - so, umounting it doesn't remove anything. You can safe umount it and remount it in other place.

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    Okay. Is it pretty self explanatory once I allow it to unmount? – Emily L Feb 4 '15 at 21:35
  • you can umount it end then proceed instalation. remeber to don't check this partition to format during install. – undefine Feb 4 '15 at 21:40
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No, it will not delete the data. You can remount the volume on another directory and all of your data will be there.

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  • Okay good. Is it pretty self explanatory once I allow it to unmount? I'm just so afraid of loosing all my data. – Emily L Feb 4 '15 at 21:32
  • Not certain if it will automatically remount the partition afterwards, I guess it depends on why it needs to unmount it in the first place! Shout for help if it doesn't. – Hippy Steve Feb 4 '15 at 21:40

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