How-to Guide [Tutorial: How to] Dual boot: Windows 8.x.x + Linux Ubuntu / Mint

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  1. THD

    THD New Member

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    But, there is anyway to uninstall Linux? If I delete Linux partition from Win8, it won't boot.
    Now I'm very satisfied with it, but If someday... ^^
     
  2. juhful

    juhful Level 12

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  3. noelis

    noelis New Member

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    Hi
    For Windows 8 user's i found a video on youtube.....very easy to install....btw. i'm using
    http://www.netrunner-os.com/ and windows 8.1 (dual-boot)



    most problems for dualboot are with ssd..many board's give the ssd a frozen state, so grub can't write in the "bootsektor"

    for this problem you can use partedmagic and it's secureerase (work's with all ssd)
    http://www.pc-experience.de/wbb2/thread.php?threadid=33311


    best regards
    ernst
     
  4. marzametal

    marzametal Level 7

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    Is it possible to dualboot Windows 7 and Linux on a 120gb SSD? I was on Linux for about a week and liked it... started missing Windows so restored a backup. Now I want both, however cannot cough up cash for a new hard disk...

    External HDD is no issue, but I think they have to be inside the PC for this to work, right?
     
  5. jamescv7

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  6. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    lol lucky i did this guide, i have to use it because i forgot how to do it properly :D
     
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  7. Oxygen

    Oxygen Level 42

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    I erased my windows partion whenever I tried to first install linux, I use this guide to prevent that now :cool:
     
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  8. Zendaz

    Zendaz New Member

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    By doing this the computer will be rooted. Kind of like putting a steel roof on the house, it won't leak anymore. Thank you for the info. Have a kickit day.
     
  9. FrankN209

    FrankN209 Level 1

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    I'm going to be dual booting W7 and Mint. I have 2 ssds, one with W7 and the other will be Mint. The 2nd drive is 250gb.

    So the / drive will be 30gb
    the /swap will be 32gb as i have 16gb of ram.
    and the /home will be 188gb?

    And which of these drive do I install mint onto?
     
  10. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    I never tried with 2 disks so can't tell you, and it was ages i didn't dual boot anything....
     
  11. karthic1998

    karthic1998 Level 3

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    You must edit the boot configuration before restart
     
  12. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Level 22

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    I just use the command line to repair the Windows MBR, reboot then delete the Linux partition, Job done in 3 minutes. I've always got at least 2 Linux distros on different partitions though, they can come in very handy at times.
     
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  13. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Which PC do you have? Usually updating to latest kernels and linux-firmware blob and some special alsa-audio driver should fix your issues. Disable hibernate on Linux. You could try updating to 4.11 kernel manually using synaptic since the newer kernels are fit for normal use. I'm using Xubuntu 16 with 4.13 kernel along with latest linux firmware.

    Use boot repair x32 or x64 to uninstall any OS w/o any hassles. Use rufus or YUMI to burn it to a flash drive.

    Its best to disconnect your Windows SSD and put only SSD which you're planning to install Linux. If you're using EFI w/ SB then you need 3 or 4 partitions ESP(200MB), Your root partition, separate /home partition or directory and lastly small swap file of 1GB(if you've tons of RAM).
    If you're using legacy boot, then you can skip ESP.
     
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