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Windows 7: Loading up a second HD


08 Feb 2014   #1

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Loading up a second HD

Win 7 is loaded onto my C drive and is running I guess as well as a Windows program can run. I want to install ubuntu on my E drive, the second, blank disc on my machine. Win 7 is brand new to me and I don't know the ins and outs of it at all. When I try to do a download of ububtu I get a pop up widow that asks me to "save" it. O.K. I save it and it gets saved in my "downloads" folder in Win 7. That's great EXCEPT that, from there, I can only install it onto the C drive alongside of my Win 7. I don't want to do that. There are no options change the installation location, or at least I have not found a way, to install the ubuntu onto the E drive from there. Am I missing something?


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08 Feb 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do the following:

1. Burn this Ubuntu .iso to a dvd

2. Disconnect the HDD disk with Windows7

3. Boot with the Ubuntu DVD (have to change boot priority - keep tapping F12 at power-on) and install it on the second disk

4. Reconnect your Windows disk

5. Choose with the BIOS boot priority which system you want to boot

But it is a LOT easier if you go virtual. Here are all the instruction - same for Ubuntu.
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