I have searched youtube and Google for hours and still I'm a bit nervous about if what I want to do is going to work. I'm using Mac 10.8.5 on i7 Mac Mini. I've partitioned a 219 GB partition I've downloaded ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso Trying to follow these instructions. My question is, with Parallels 8 already installed on my Macintosh hard drive under Applications, will I be able to direct the Ubuntu operating system to the partitioned volume? I stopped the process after installing Parallels, because I am unsure how Ubuntu will end up in the partitioned volume set a side for Ubuntu. I did this process a couple of years ago, but just can't remember how it works. Better save than sorry, I just need a little push.