Ubuntu: How do I install ubuntu without losing data?


I have windows 7 currently installed on my C: drive , which is the only available drive. I want to insall ubuntu 12.10 withour deleting Windows 7 or ANY OF MY DATA. Do I need to partition my drive? Out of 320GB space I have only 48 GB free space on C: drive, and I don't want to lose any data. Also, will there be issues with drivers if have both Windows and Ubuntu?


Welcome to askubuntu.You can use gparted which is included in Ubuntu Live CD to resize C Drive and make free space. Create Drive from that and have Ubuntu.


You could either create a separate partition to put Ubuntu in, or install via wubi.

wubi is easier, as it installs it as if it where a Windows program, it also means you can easily keep all your data.



You can use a part of the 48gb to make partitions for ubuntu without losing data. There is an partition option while installing. And Drivers for windows are only for windows, there is a seperation between them. So you can install ubuntu without losing any data.

The easiest way to partition, is to shrink a part of the main partition(remove free area). One you format as ext4, select as / mountpoint, and you make a second partition with the size of 1,5 times your ram, this will be your swap partition.

And you should now have 1 windows partition, 1 ext4 partition, and 1 swap partition. Check whatever everything is like how you want it

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