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?
Its always possible to dual boot Linux and Windows.
Overview of the link: Make sure you have right calculation to conduct a partition of SSD and remove all other drives except the one you wanted to use in order to obtain the accumulation of storage accurately.
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.
your installation is correct so now just enjoy both OS
small advice , when you want to shift from one OS to another , don't restart; use shutdown button, if not you may encounter some small issues (drivers that don't load properly, etc...) especially in windows.
i spent 2 days wondering why my earphone doesn't had sound while it was detected by Win8; just to discover i shouldn't restart for switching from Linux to Win8 but shutdown.
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.
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.