Dual boot Linux and Windows on computer

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I want to setup a Linux / Windows operating system on a single computer. Any tips on how to get this done? Should I be purchasing 2 hard drives per se? Will this bring me problems in the future? How much would this cost?

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Dual boot Linux and Windows on computer

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You don't need to get two hard drives for the dual boot/installation for your computer. To install both windows and linux on a single computer, follow these simple steps,

  • Windows has to be installed first because its boot loader does not allow for dual boot with linux, therefore, make sure you install windows xp or windows 7 first.
  • If you already have windows installed, restart your computer and boot from your Linux cd. If windows has taken up the whole partition, you may need to resize your partition through a very simple wizard provided by linux.
  • You will be asked this question: "How do you want to partition the disk?" If your disk is already partitioned, install Linux on the new partition. as shown below
  • If its not partitioned, use the automatic partition resizing option, specify the partition size by using the slider at the bottom. and click forward.
  • The linux installation will be completed automatically and grub loader will be available during the boot process.

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