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    i was trying to install ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop today through a bootable USB, and i was shown only 2 options: erase all/ something else.
    i understand there needs to be three options the other option being install alongside windows. this option was not shown.


    how can i get the other option ? or is this how it is, only two options would be shown to people who use laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidhu177 View Post
    i was trying to install ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop today through a bootable USB, and i was shown only 2 options: erase all/ something else.
    i understand there needs to be three options the other option being install alongside windows. this option was not shown.


    how can i get the other option ? or is this how it is, only two options would be shown to people who use laptop.
    Boot your live CD and have a look at the partition structure using gparted. I would expect to see anerror icon on your NTFS drive. If you right click you can get more details which if they haven't changed will be:

    Boot into windows
    Run 'chkdsk /f'
    Reboot into Windows TWICE (yeas really)

    Then run your installer again.
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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