Ubuntu Installation :: Installing In Partitioned Hard-drive?

May 19, 2011

At present I have a hard drive with three primary partitions and one extended (logically split).

I'm runnining win 2k pro in each primary partition.

I'm about to reformat the middle primary partition and would like to take this opportunity of trying Ubuntu using the middle primary partition.

I'm using GAG to switch from one partition to another.

Is there any reason why trying Ubuntu in the middle partition would cause problems.

I think I read that Ubuntu can mess up the MBR.

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