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Old 04-15-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Files and Dual Boot


I got a new Samsung Essentials notebook, and it already comes with Windows10 installed. I want to do the dual boot with Ubuntu. However, I have little space in the HD and I want to install Ubuntu and then increase the HD when taking the files from Windows to Linux. Is there an easy way to do this that does not give me much work? I want to do this from Windows; I find gparted and other Linux options very confusing for me as newbie.
I know it's silly, but I want to keep Windows10 just because of Tagscanner and MusicBee.
Finally, my connection is a bit slow and I want to install GnomeShell. I saw that it has an Ubuntu Gnome, without the Unity, but I found their webpage very suspicious. Is it reliable, or should I install with Unity and then switch to Gnome?
 
Old 04-15-2017, 07:59 AM   #2
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You can read and write NTFS partitons with the ntfs-3g driver.
Gparted is for partition tasks.
 
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You can read and write NTFS partitons with the ntfs-3g driver.
Gparted is for partition tasks.
Ubuntu should install the ntfs-3g driver by default, as well as most other distro's would.
 
Old 04-15-2017, 08:45 AM   #4
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What ��?
 
Old 04-15-2017, 09:33 AM   #5
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It sounds like you want to shrink the Windows partition to make room for Ubuntu on its own partition. Other than that I can't make out what your plan is.
 
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What ��?
You tell us and we'll all know??
 
Old 04-15-2017, 01:05 PM   #7
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I would suggest you read the Ubuntu documentation at the link below which is specifically for dual booting windows 10/Ubuntu UEFI. The first thing you would need to verify is that you do have an EFI partition and windows is installed UEFI. If it was pre-installed, it almost certainly is.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

If you don't have unallocated space on the drive on which to install Ubuntu, your first step would be to run Disk Defrag from windows then use Disk Management to shrink the windows partition. After that, it would probably be a good idea to run chkdsk since you changed partitions.

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I have little space in the HD and I want to install Ubuntu and then increase the HD when taking the files from Windows to Linux.
Not sure what that means. I don't think you can copy files from windows to Linux without some third party software which may or may not work. You can do the reverse from Linux/Ubuntu, copy files from an ntfs to an ext4 or other Linux filesystem
 
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I would suggest you read the Ubuntu documentation at the link below which is specifically for dual booting windows 10/Ubuntu UEFI. The first thing you would need to verify is that you do have an EFI partition and windows is installed UEFI. If it was pre-installed, it almost certainly is.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

If you don't have unallocated space on the drive on which to install Ubuntu, your first step would be to run Disk Defrag from windows then use Disk Management to shrink the windows partition. After that, it would probably be a good idea to run chkdsk since you changed partitions.



Not sure what that means. I don't think you can copy files from windows to Linux without some third party software which may or may not work. You can do the reverse from Linux/Ubuntu, copy files from an ntfs to an ext4 or other Linux filesystem
Yep, but now I`m having some weird issues. I tried installing Ubuntu just after I posted here, but it doest load after finishing. It goes right back to Windows10 and I don`t know how to do it. In the past the setup was easy, but Samsungs bios it`s complicated and new for me.
Only Windows and the boot Pen-drive
http://i65.tinypic.com/21lvr88.jpg
Looks like there`s no Ubuntu, but when I try to reinstall
http://i66.tinypic.com/e6upa0.jpg
 
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Yep, but now I`m having some weird issues. I tried installing Ubuntu just after I posted here, but it doest load after finishing. It goes right back to Windows10 and I don`t know how to do it. In the past the setup was easy, but Samsungs bios it`s complicated and new for me.
Only Windows and the boot Pen-drive
http://i65.tinypic.com/21lvr88.jpg
Looks like there`s no Ubuntu, but when I try to reinstall
http://i66.tinypic.com/e6upa0.jpg
I installed with CSM and UEFI
http://tinypic.com/r/2uhttzd/9
 
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I installed with CSM and UEFI
http://tinypic.com/r/2uhttzd/9
There is this one too
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=142s...9#.WPKtQ-3mPCI
 
Old 04-15-2017, 09:42 PM   #11
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I installed with CSM and UEFI
It should be either CSM or UEFI for both/all operating systems. You might review the link I posted earlier again or your user manual for the Samsung. I don't use UEFI so that's the limit of my knowledge.
 
Old 04-16-2017, 06:42 AM   #12
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Thank you. But I guess I gonna stay with Windows for now. I saw a lot of issues looking on google with Samsung and dual boot.
 
Old 04-16-2017, 09:09 AM   #13
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Before you begin with Linux, some reading of Wikis and howto`s is nessecary.
 
  


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