Installing Ubuntu on Second HDD Tags: Windows 7 Hard Drives Ubuntu Last response: March 10, 2014 8:09 PM in Linux/Free BSD Share aleichliter March 10, 2014 7:59:17 PM I have been using Windows 7 for quite a while now, and I want to try out Ubuntu. My second HDD has a lot of data on it, and I am wondering if I can create a partition for Ubuntu without deleting the data. More about : installing ubuntu hdd Reply to aleichliter millwright March 10, 2014 8:09:06 PM You can install it on the first hard drive without destroying data. Ubuntu will just set it up as dual boot. To just try it, you can just pop in the DVD, and it will run from the DVD You can install it on your second drive, as far as I know, Ubuntu will re partition it and save the data, but I have never tried it with a non booting drive. Trouble is, even if it works, you would have to swap the boot order each time you wanted to change OSs. Reply to millwright m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedInstalling linux on second HDD Forum Installing Ubuntu onto an extra HDD Forum Installing drivers to second HDD? Forum Should I install Ubuntu as a second OS? Forum i have installed ubuntu 10.10 and isert my external hdd to copy some files. now i have windows 7 running in my pc as i insert Forum Installing Programs to second HDD Forum SolvedWindows 7 parts installed on a second HDD Forum Installing games and programs on a second HDD Forum Computer Shuts Down While Installing XP on second HDD on laptop Forum Laptop wont shut down properly after installing second HDD Forum SolvedHave OS 8 installed on seperate hdd but have games ran on a second hdd Forum SolvedCan i install windows on my SSD to have good boot times and then install all my games in to my second HDD? Forum Installing a second HDD for gaming.....a little confused Forum New hdd installed previously was running ubuntu on old hdd Forum SolvedAdding a second HDD on a GA-X58A-UD3R to install games on? Forum Second HDD installation Forum SolvedInstalling Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu Forum SolvedDual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu with 2 SSDs and 1 HDD Forum SolvedNeed help installing linux (Ubuntu) for dual boot Forum Looking to Install XP on my Second HDD and Format My First. Forum More resources !