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Old 02-15-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
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Seeking advice to install Linux in dual boot with Windows 7


How to install Linux, I have already Windows-7; also recommend flavor?
 
Old 02-15-2014, 03:19 AM   #2
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Install unetbootin under windows and burn linux to usb key using these instructions, reboot and select usb from boot menu, or in bios.

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Old 02-15-2014, 03:23 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!
You should use a title more specific, so more people can help you.
In internet, you can find many tutorial about what you ask.
In general, you must choice a distro (you can see here), I sugggest Linux Mint or Ubuntu and then burn iso into a CD and install it into your free partition.
You can see this tutorial to proceed with the installation.
Have fun.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:35 PM   #4
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I would suggest you try out several Live CDs (or unetbooten installs) of distros you are interested in, then pick the one that seems the best fit.
 
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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If that really is your email address used as a name, you're going to get a fine collection of spam as automated systems collect it!
 
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Please use a descriptive title for your thread excluding words like 'urgent' or 'help'. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. This thread has been reported for title modification. Please do not add replies that address the thread title.
 
Old 02-16-2014, 01:22 PM   #7
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Hi. Use 7s partition tool (forget where, systems tools maybe, been a long time since I got rid of it) create free-space then after picking a distro (check the first link in my signature (Debian? )) install to free-space plus GRUB and done. Best wishes and have fun.

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Old 02-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #8
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If you want a dual-boot, you need to free up some space on your hard drive to install Linux on. To do that, you need to shrink your C: drive partition. Here's how:
  1. In the Start menu, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage".
  2. On the left-hand side, select "Disk Management". (Under "Storage")
  3. Find the box labeled "OS (C",right-click on it, and select "Shrink Volume..."
  4. Wait for a minute or two...
  5. Enter the amount of space that you want to make avalible to install Linux on. Note that you enter the value in MEGABYTES. 1 GB = 1024 MB. I recommend at least 8 GB, but you might want more depending on what you plan on doing.
  6. Click "Shrink"
  7. Wait...
  8. You should now see a section marked "Unallocated". This is what we mean by "Free space".

During the Linux installation, you will need to format the partition with a Linux filesystem. You usually do this during the installation process.
 
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