I would like to install ubuntu along with my already existing windows 7 OS.

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The above image is my current partitions scheme. I have a 40 GB system partition and a 425 GB data partition. I would like to install Ubuntu in the data partition, without losing anything in that partition. Is this possible?


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The ubuntu instalation disk can do this for you. It has an option to reduce de size of a partition. You can do it beforehand with the same application you were using for the screenshot if you wish. Some detailed instrucctions to do it with the ubuntu installer here

  • Thanks for the reply.. But the link you have provided is for resizing the partition in which windows is installed. But what i need is to resize the other partition.
    – varunit
    Jul 9, 2011 at 7:43
  • The installer will show you both, just pick the one you need. From windows you can do it this way. This may help too. Jul 9, 2011 at 15:49

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