I am trying to get ubuntu back to work on my dual boot laptop (Win8 + Ubuntu 12.10). It happens that Ubuntu 12.10 is not loading, and even after checking and repairing errors from LiveCD. Further, this repair process also messed up with Win8, and had me repair it as well. So I decided just to get it a clean fresh install of Ubuntu on top of the "old" Ubuntu.
This laptop has 2 disks with 500 gb each. It is organized like this:
- sda1 (fat32, labeled win recovery environment);
- sda2 (ntfs, win8 loader);
- sda5 (ext4, linux-secure-remix 12.10, 320Gb);
- sda6 (swap)
1.sdb1 (non-labeled) 2.sdb2 (non-labeled)
So my questions are
I am guessing that I should choose format and reinstall ubuntu over sda5 right? Do you think this will mess up with Win8? Should I instead install Ubuntu over sdb (and creating a swap there as well), while reformatting sda just to have Win8?