Ubuntu Installation for Novice Linux User

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I would like timely guideline on how to install Ubuntu on my partitioned hard drive. The system unit is predominantly Windows operating system and I hope to partition it and then install a Linux operating system on it alongside the Windows operating system. Please show me the steps I need to take under this situation listed above.


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Ubuntu Installation for Novice Linux User



Ubuntu installation isn’t so hard but not so easy at the same time. You have Windows installed in your PC and wish to install Ubuntu Linux beside it, so caution is highly recommended.

First of all, free up some space from the existing partitions. From the Start menu, type “compmgmt.msc” >> hit Enter. From the left pane, select Storage >> Disk Management. Right-click on any partition, select “Shrink volume”. Enter the space limit in MB to have some “Unallocated Space”.

Free up to 8GB minimum. Then, follow the steps to install Ubuntu.

Next, boot into your PC, select “Windows” entry from the GRUB list. Download and install EasyBCD and start EasyBCD.

1. From the left pane, select “BCD Deployment”.

2. From “MBR Configuration Options”, select your Windows type and press “Write MBR”.

3. From “Add New Entry”, go to “Linux/BSD” >> select “Type” to “GRUB 2” >> select the partition of Ubuntu installation >> click “Add Entry”.

4. Restart your PC.

Now, you have got both Ubuntu and Windows on your system.

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