N/APosted on - 09/26/2011
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?
Dual boot Linux and Windows on computer
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.