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    Dual Boot Windows Linux

    Anybody have a dual boot running?

    Any problems?

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    BTW an alternative is to use a virtual machine so you can have either in a window and make it full screen if desired....

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    Why would be any problems?
    have been running for 20 years. Have not booted windows in years though.

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    Would a 128g SSD drive handle both systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    Anybody have a dual boot running?

    Any problems?
    I used to dual boot. Trickiest part was doing the install:
    1. Set up your disk partitions
    2. Install Windows
    3. Install Linux after WIndows
    This ensures that grub replaces the Windows bootloader and automatically detects both operating systems.

    As long as you don't fuck around with grub, there shouldn't any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Would a 128g SSD drive handle both systems?
    Yes, but the two operating systems combined will take up about 50GB before you even start installing apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfield View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Would a 128g SSD drive handle both systems?
    Yes, but the two operating systems combined will take up about 50GB before you even start installing apps.
    Nah, not 50, especially not if you use a lightweight desktop environment for Linux (e.g. xfce4), you can easily fit the whole operating system in 10 gigs. Probably less.

    EDIT: Yeah, Xubuntu (basically Ubuntu packaged with xfce4 desktop environment) requires 7.5 gigs total for install.

    I think openSuse with xfce4 requires only 5.

    https://xubuntu.org/screenshots/

    Windows 10 will be bloated, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J842P View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bigfield View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Would a 128g SSD drive handle both systems?
    Yes, but the two operating systems combined will take up about 50GB before you even start installing apps.
    Nah, not 50, especially not if you use a lightweight desktop environment for Linux (e.g. xfce4), you can easily fit the whole operating system in 10 gigs. Probably less.

    EDIT: Yeah, Xubuntu (basically Ubuntu packaged with xfce4 desktop environment) requires 7.5 gigs total for install.

    I think openSuse with xfce4 requires only 5.

    https://xubuntu.org/screenshots/

    Windows 10 will be bloated, for sure.
    I pulled the number of my ass, but I think I'm in the ballpark: I allowed 10 for Xubuntu and 40 for Win 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfield View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by J842P View Post

    Nah, not 50, especially not if you use a lightweight desktop environment for Linux (e.g. xfce4), you can easily fit the whole operating system in 10 gigs. Probably less.

    EDIT: Yeah, Xubuntu (basically Ubuntu packaged with xfce4 desktop environment) requires 7.5 gigs total for install.

    I think openSuse with xfce4 requires only 5.

    https://xubuntu.org/screenshots/

    Windows 10 will be bloated, for sure.
    I pulled the number of my ass, but I think I'm in the ballpark: I allowed 10 for Xubuntu and 40 for Win 10.
    Apparently, for 64-bit, you can get it for 20 gigs.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-795cf0386715

    Under 30 gigs. Not great, not terrible.

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    I thought I read somewhere dual booting Windows 10 was much harder. Also, Windows 10 seems to get pretty fat with use.

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