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Windows 7: Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot ?

02 Sep 2014   #1
Firef0x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot ?

Hi! i am trying to get an old Panasonic toughbook (2 GB RAM ) going with a dual boot of the latest Ubuntu and windows 7 ... how exactly would i go about doing this on a completly blank new hardrive , thanks!!!


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03 Sep 2014   #3
Firef0x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
thank you i will be trying this , i particularily like the lifehacker tut that was linked in one of the threads you share ...... so if i have a 120 GB hard drive would 80 GB for windows and 40 GB for ubuntu work out ?
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03 Sep 2014   #4
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firef0x View Post
thank you i will be trying this , i particularily like the lifehacker tut that was linked in one of the threads you share ...... so if i have a 120 GB hard drive would 80 GB for windows and 40 GB for ubuntu work out ?
If you will be dual booting, you'll be wanting to share data between the two OSes. Which means the bulk of your data will need to be on an NTFS filesystem. The way I do it (and I've been doing this for many, many years) is to install Windows on the majority of the disk, and tuck Linux on a relatively small partition. For example, I have a 250 GB drive. I use 20 GB for Linux, 4 GB for a swap partition, and the rest is Windows 7. At times I've used a 4 partition scheme, with Windows and its programs in a smaller partition, and a separate NTFS data partion that both systems could access.

So as you're setting things up, just keep in mind that Linux can see your Windows partition, but Windows can't see your Linux partition.
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