Ubuntu 19.04 Install To Separate Partition Alongside Windows 10



In this video I will demonstrate Installing Ubuntu 19.04 to a separate data partition alongside Windows 10 (Dual Boot scenario). The partition is created by Disk Management in Windows 10 using the shrink volume option. Creating another partition will allow free space to be used to create separate Boot, Swap and Root partitons for installing Ubuntu, this allows more control over the booting process giving Ubuntu a separate boot, not shared with Windows, which reeduces the chances of update changes and possible corruption, which could, in a worse case scenario prevent Ubuntu from starting. I will also demonstrate how to access your Windows folders and files from Ubuntu and creating links to those folders for easy access. Hope you enjoy the video.

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26 thoughts on “Ubuntu 19.04 Install To Separate Partition Alongside Windows 10

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Question! Long shot if you will see this, but couldn't I just shrink my disk volume and than use Ubuntu ISO on flash drive and install Ubuntu on the free allocated volume space? I am not sure how you are doing this, are you like switching between Windows 10 and Ubuntu instantly? or are you just booting into Ubuntu than reinstalling Ubuntu on the second partition drive you created??

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    It doesn’t give me an option on how I want to install is that because of secure boot?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Hello friend.
    First of all, thanks for the video, it was useful specially the part where you created the EFI System Partition. I had never taken that into consideration.
    I have a question, what if I installed a version of Ubuntu, let's say 16, but now I'm looking for install the 20 version? Do I need to delete the 3 partitions (the EFI, swap and file system) with a disk manager (like the one in Windows) and then continue with the Ubuntu 20 installer? or Can I load the Ubuntu 20 installer and delete them using the '-' button to then specify again the EFI, swap and file system partitions to override them?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    My system got an unallocated disk parition.
    While installing Ubuntu, that unallocated partition is invisible. I thought if installing Ubuntu in that partition.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    got a q, what if i want to restore windows 10 from factory mode, will that affect the ubuntu system? would that delete ubuntu? recently ive done everything in this video and already have work on ubuntu.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Do you have to necessarily disable secure boot first to dual-boot? Also, what role does the mode in which windows is installed on the system (legacy/UEFI) have to play and how do we take that into account before performing the install?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Hey, I have 2 drives in my laptop one is 128 GB SSD with windows installed and has free space 35 GB another drive is 1tb HHD with 500 GB of free space. So can I create 512mb EFI partition and 8192 swap partition in 128 GB SSD and ext4 root partition in the second 1tb drive?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    I did everything as you did on your video. Any idea why it takes so long to power off computer when on Ubuntu? I press power off, then the screen goes black with a little "type" sign like in the terminal in the left up corner and then it goes to splashscreen with motherboard name and the "ubuntu" word under it and then it sits there for like minute or two before it finally turns off the computer.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Please HELP!! I followed the given instructions and was able to install ubuntu, thanks for that. But now I need to uninstall Ubuntu, can I directly delete the ubuntu efi and volume using windows?? or will this affect my windows bootloader

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    I have a laptop with one 128 GB SSD c drive and 1 tb hhd d drive I want to install linux mint os on d drive. Can it be done?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Thanks for the video. I have a question. Ubuntu community suggests: "If your disk already contains an ESP (eg if your computer had Windows 8/10 preinstalled), the EFI partition (ESP) can [and will automatically] be used for Ubuntu too." Then others non-noncommittally talk about how some linux distributions, Fedora, create a separate ESP whereas Ubuntu uses what preexisting one that was created by Windows. What the Hay? I feel like I should do what you did and create a separate ESP for Ubuntu and then I won't have to worry about loosing Ubuntu bootability under some elusive "Windows Update". My question, (I'm new at the partitioning stuff, I feel like I can't go wrong creating a separate ESP for Ubuntu) what can go wrong with creating a separate ESP? Would I loose access to Windows ever?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    After making any changes to HD partitions, free part of HD becomes unusable.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Hi PCTLC. I'm experiencing issues and hoping you can help me out. (Windows 10 + Ubuntu 18.04.4 )
    I don't see the EFI System Partition option in the dropdown menu.
    Trying to continue without gives me an warning I should add a Reserved BIOS boot area. Which I give the 512 MB to. But then Windows 10 always boots immediately, and in the Boot Sequence there is no Ubuntu listed anywhere either.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    A shame you already have Ubuntu there and you are not showing exactly step by step how it works !

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    Thanks for the video, my PC has 2 drives, 256GB SSD having the Windows OS with boot manager and another HDD of 1 TB. So, I tried to shrink it and tried to install in the 1 TB HDD.
    In the GParted partition step, the 256 GB drive was not detected or showing up. So, since the windows EFI is not there, I got the error that "No EFI partition found" , so I created an EFI partition along with the other partitions and completed the installation. But the Grub is not showing up and I had to go to BIOS menu each time to go to ubuntu or Windows.
    Is it not possible to install like this in a separate HDD ?
    Should I shrink the volume in the 256GB having Windows and install it there to get the grub? Please suggest. Thanks!

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:36 am
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    hi! if i want to delete Ubuntu and boot only to win 10, how do i do that.? and btw can i format the partition again in win 10, and then allocate the free sapce to my original partition? thanks for the video.

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