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How do I make a dual boot?
If you have a computer that is already running Windows, great. Or if you want to dual boot two different Linux's.. Make sure you have room on your drive from both OS's. If you are starting fresh, format your drive into two partitions. if you already have Windows installed, then shrink your drive to free up some space ( google that). Install Windows first, if it's an empty drive. Go through the whole process, putting it on the first partition. Make sure it boots correctly several times... then install the Linux of your choice on the second partition. When done.. a boot menu will be available..
I have 17.3 running on a dvd. I tried to install on drive 2, partition 1 108GB. It says it needs afile system. The partition tool wants to repartition the entire 1 TB. I have backups on partition 2. Is there anaother way?. I had dual boot with ubuntu a few years ago, and it installed where I wanted, like windows. Next?
I've never seen that happen, but sometimes it can be tricky... use a product like partition magic to put a file system on that partition first , then try the install.
I have Acer AX1200-B1792A with a 2 terabyte internal hard drive and a 1.5 terabyte USB external hard drive. The external hard drive is empty, just formated. My OS is windows 7 pro 64 bit with a C & D partition. I have an OSD 64gb Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon live USB. I would like to use the external hard drive for Linux, how do I install Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon on the external hard drive?