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Old 05-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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dual boot debian and windows is that classified as normal

Well i love debian gnome and place it at number 8 on my list of importance

But while i need windows for gaming and music making and 3d animation can i use both or will that be wrong. i was about install windows 7 but froz in fear since i don't want debian written over.

I want debian for learninf python as it has better enironment and for php too, if im doing web page now i wanna do it in gnome.

I place windows about 6

And puppy slacko 10 for it's user friendly ability that can save you more times then you can imagine if lost in desert lol.

So while im asking is it right can i have both in duel boot on reboot.
Old 05-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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P.s i looooove the command super user feature, i feel like hacker when im not lol.
Old 05-11-2012, 01:33 PM   #3
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You would need to make sure that when you install windows 7, you do not install it to the same partition(s) on which you have Debian. I'm sure the windows install will overwrite the master boot record rendering your Debian temporarily unbootable. You would then need to reinstall Grub2 from Debian to the master boot record. Do a google search for reinstalling Grub2 to the master boot record on Debian before you make any changes!
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I don't install windows 7 very often but last time I did it had a partition manager. It didn't give me an option with on how to handle the boot loader so you would still have to reinstall one but other than that it gave me full control over partition setup.

As for whether it's normal, alot of people duel boot. But for the record linux is pretty good with music and video as well.


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