I want to install Kubuntu on a computer which already runs Windows 7. For this purpose, I have installed an additional empty hard drive (the drive containing Windows is fully partitioned and should remain unchanged).
I am unsure, if I can select "Automatically install Ubuntu next to Windows" in the installation menu: Will it use the empty hard drive or reformat empty space on the Windows drive? Will the bootloader be installed on the correct drive so that both systems can be booted from their specific hard drives?
Edit: I have successfully installed Ubuntu manually in the past. However, in this case I was not sure, if the bootloader will automatically recognise the second OS. The linked thread does not explain particularities when installing Ubuntu on a second drive next to another OS (just on the same drive or on a new drive by itself), where is the bootloader installed optimally? Will it automatically setup a boot option for the Windows drive without specifying it on installation?
Also, I am trying to understand by which logic the automatic installation will select the drives or partitions.