Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 22:18

Actually it is very easy to install Ubuntu alike operating systems with data storage partitions similar to Drive D: to mimic tradition of Windows computers. What you need to do is just install Ubuntu like usual but create one additional large partition without attaching mount point to it. The result is you will always see one data partition ready to use just like you usually found while using Windows. Just because apparently many people asked it then I make this tutorial to help. As stated it is for Ubuntu alike, you can also practice this to Fedora, openSUSE, Manjaro, and others.

 (A Kubuntu laptop with New Volume displayed as data partition)

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Prepare separate disk partitions. Don’t just create system partitions, but also create data partitions. This kind of setup is actually what traditionally Windows Computers are where C is for system and D is for data.


Do operating system installation like normally we do it. But the only difference is let the data partition without mount point. If you don't know how, here are installation guide examples which includes explanation on dualboot and uefi modes:



Finish the installation like usual. Nothing special.


Once you run your Ubuntu computer you will have data partition ready to use. Happy working!

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