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Easy Dual booting

by stylexp / July 22, 2013 12:51 PM PDT

If you are using Windows Operating System and want to install Ubuntu or any other Linux distributions then follow the following easy steps:
1. Delete the last partition. For example, if you have three partitions C, D and E, then delete the partition E (make sure that it meets the space requirement).
2. Configure your bios to boot from CD/DVD.
3. Finally install any Linux distribution which will be installed on the deleted partition.

Thank you,
Ramesh

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Nice tip!
by iminmessaging / September 24, 2013 1:41 AM PDT
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Hi stylexp!

I have been using Ubuntu for the past two years along with windows. But I install it inside the windows using wubi. I will give your tip a try, hope everything will go well.

Thanks

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That works as long as you never want to resize
by wpgwpg / September 24, 2013 1:52 AM PDT
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Once you've installed Ubuntu or Linux Mint like this, your booting mechanism has been taken over by the Grub loader which doesn't allow for any partition to ever be resized. If you try, you won't be able to boot until you reinstall Linux. That's why I just boot from a flash drive when I need Linux. It boots in about 2 min. on a USB 2 drive, probably less time with USB 3 (which I haven't tried).

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Nope
by itsdigger / September 24, 2013 2:03 AM PDT
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