July 22, 2012

Dual booting with linux

Will it be as easy as some seem to think to install linux and keep windows? I am running vista 64bit with service pack2 I have a 640 gig main drive (C:) which has been partitioned. The main partition has 477 gig free, there is a recovery partition and an unallocated partitionof 79gig.Would this be suitable for dual boot installation and if so how easy would it be? I also have installed a secondary internal drive with 1 terabyte which could be used as it is used only for back-up. It has been partitioned with a primary of 537 gig (used 45.7, free 457.6 and an unallocated of 394.48 gig all free. I am not computer illiterate but no expert. I purchased this computer, an HP, with Vista installed three years ago,have never liked Vista, considered purchasing Windows 7 but am put off by the cost. That is why I am considering Linux. I am 75 years of age, still in charge of all my faculties so far and was wondering if Linux would be too technical for me? I live in northeast Scotland and have never used any O/S but Windows

Not so big task. Any Linux distro has strong GRUB utility, which helps to...

Not so big task. Any Linux distro has strong GRUB utility, which helps to handle dual booting with Linux very easily. But u have to aware during partition , never accept auto proposal, better choose custom partition which helps to prevent ur wind part and other important files & folders. Try to read the following articles through navigate the URLs that may help u a lot.
1. http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_first...
2. http://blogs.technet.com/b/port25/archive/2006/10/13/http-port25-technet...

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