Help with Linux and window side booting

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How do I install Linux on a personal computer with Windows OS initially residing? Recently got an application design to run on Linux operating system, but I can't do without my window OS, what are the ways to create a Linux boot CD? What are the pros and cons of having Linux and Windows on a single system? How do I create Linux boot repair?

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Help with Linux and window side booting


Pre requisite for dual booting Linux and windows
1. A PC with Windows 7 running on it and it should have minimum 30GB of free hard drive space available.
2. A CD/DVD Burner and also blank CD/DVD or USB drive with minimum 1GB space.
3. External hard drive to backup of windows installation.
4. Admin access to your PC and good Internet connection.

Installation of Linux
1. Go to Ubuntu site and download latest version of ubuntu as per system(32 bit or 64 bit). Burn this downloaded on CD or USB Drive.
2. Backup windows. This is most important step, If anything goes wrong while installation of ubuntu, This will restore the windows as it was previously.Backup windows. You will need External hard drive with enough space for backup.
For backup windows –
a. Click on start.
b. Type backup. Select “Backup and Restore”.
c. Choose “setup Backup” and then follow the given instructions.
d. This will start creating backup of your system.
3. Select drive for installation of ubuntu through partition of disk. You should have atleast 30GB free space available for installing ubuntu.
Partition of Disk using disk management
a. Right click on ‘My computer’ icon. Select manage
b. Select Disk management.
c. You will see all the available drives. Select the drive which has atleast 30GB free space. Right click on that drive and select ‘shrink volume’. It will ask you for volume in MB.
d. Put 30000(30GB * 1000)MB as volume, As normal Linux takes 30GB volume. Click shrink.
e. You will see “Unallocated” drive. Once you see unallocated drive close the disk management window.
4. Go to BIOS, select option to boot. Hard drive or USB Drive, Depending on which you have burned ubuntu. Save the changes , insert media into drive and reboot.
5. Install Ubuntu by following up installation steps of ubuntu.
6. Change the boot device if you have changed in 4th step. Your primary boot device should be Internal HDD.
7. Reboot the system and configure it.

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