Hey all this is my first post so excuse me if I seem ignorant/annoying
I have a PC that I built that normally runs windows 10, but I am trying to move to Ubuntu, but I also need the windows partition to remain for program compatibility
I have multiple disk, a 256 GB SSD that I want to install Ubuntu on, it also holds my windows partition, I already shrunk that partition and have ~95GB for Ubuntu, as well as a 2 TB HDD That mainly holds games, a 1 TB HDD for backups and...more games and finally I have a 500 GB HDD for...you guessed it games (I have a problem ok...) when booting from a USB I get to the install screen for Ubuntu and I get as far as the Installation type screen. I have the option to Erase the disk and install Ubuntu, which I don't want to do because 1. I'm not sure what disk it'd install on, and 2. I don't want to lose everything on the drives
When I go to the something else screen I got pretty confused at all the options, eventually I was able to find the partition I want Ubuntu installed on but when I click it I see the option to adjust the partition size as well as Type for the new partition Primary or Logical, I assume I want Primary and also Location for the new partition Beginning of the Space or End of the space, I don't understand the difference, I assume it doesn't matter to much There's also The Use As option, I see a bunch of options when I click the drop down Ext4 journaling file system, as well as Ext3&2 journaling systems, plus Fat16+32 file system, swap area and Physical volume for encryption plus a few others that I won't take room listing I think this post is already far to long
and finally mount point...what is it? does it matter what I select? there's /home /boot /usr /opt plus I can enter my own....
So this post is a lot longer than I was expecting...sorry about that I guess the simplest way I can ask this is, can someone show me a absolute beginners guide to installing Ubuntu on a multi drive system, though I have experience with technology I have next to none when it comes to ubuntu or linux
Thank you so much