N/APosted on - 02/15/2015
I'm really confused on the above mentioned topic. Whenever I try to install Linux on my system, the setup always provides me with the only option to install Linux over Windows which I don't want to. How can I dual boot Windows and Linux? If possible, share me a video link so that I will understand the steps properly.
How to dual boot Windwos and Linux?
You don’t actually need a video to make a dual boot with Microsoft Windows and Linux. It might only confuse you in the end. I guess the problem has to be with the Linux installer you are using. There are already many users who have successfully created a dual boot using Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu and the installation worked pretty well.
You can also use other versions of Microsoft Windows aside from Windows 7 like Windows XP or Windows Vista. But most users who have successfully done it use Windows 7. If you are already using Windows 7 then you are done with the first operating system. But if you are currently using Linux, you need to replace it with Windows 7.
Next, check how many partitions are there on your hard drive. If your hard drive is formatted with only 1 partition and that is for Windows 7, you need to have a second partition for Linux. That is also maybe why you are been asked to install Linux over Windows because you don’t have other partition.
Visit EaseUS Partition Master Free then download and install the application. Once installed, run the partition software then adjust the size of drive C’s partition to about 50 percent [50%] of the total capacity of your hard drive. Once you have reduced the partition size of your drive C, exit the partition software then open your web browser.
Visit Download Ubuntu Desktop then download the ISO image. Select the appropriate version for your computer [32-bit or 64-bit]. Once downloaded, you need to burn it on a blank DVD-R. After that, use the DVD to boot your computer on Linux Ubuntu. Insert the DVD in the DVD drive then restart the computer. Follow the instructions from the Ubuntu setup DVD to install Linux Ubuntu.
If your computer normally boots on your hard drive, change the booting sequence in your BIOS and select your DVD drive as the first boot option and put your hard drive as the second option.