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Old 03-23-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
Dr. Vinny Goombatz
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Linux + Win 10


I have a win 10 64 OS loaded. I would like to be able to boot to the Linux OS also. Please point me to instruction doc for managing two systems on same machine.

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Old 03-23-2016, 01:44 PM   #2
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It would be helpful if you indicated which Linux you are planning to install since there are over 500 of them. They're not all the same. You would also need to indicate whether you have windows installed using UEFI/GPT or the olde MBR.

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Old 03-23-2016, 03:41 PM   #4
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I have a win 10 64 OS loaded. I would like to be able to boot to the Linux OS also. Please point me to instruction doc for managing two systems on same machine.
Welcome to the forum. There are some helpful instructions here.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/29554...d-to-know.html

Since Windows 10 is normally installed in UEFI mode, any info regarding dual booting using UEFI is recommended.
https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorial...fi-secure-boot

Also depending on your choice of Linux OS, you can find info specific to that system, regarding a dual boot with windows by using google search.

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Old 03-24-2016, 12:07 PM   #5
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Seems straight forward.
1. Make separate partition.
2. On separate partition create swap space.
3. Install Linux into separate partition.
4. Get and use Easy BCD Edit to edit the loader.

I have a D drive = system app disk. I assume BCD Edit would recognize Linux on a different volume, yes?
 
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It would be helpful if you indicated which Linux you are planning to install since there are over 500 of them. They're not all the same. You would also need to indicate whether you have windows installed using UEFI/GPT or the olde MBR.
I just purchased Linux Diversity 64-bit Collection, 12 DVDs Installation and Reference set includes: Ubuntu 15.10, Kubuntu 15.10, openSUSE 13.2, Fedora 22, Debian 8, CentOS 7, Mint 17, Gentoo 12, Mandriva 2011 and Slackware 14.

I assume Mint 17 is the Linux OS but w/o a clue of the new buzz words I'm ignorant. If this has several varieties could you point me to Doc on what differences are?

Since this PC is older I believe it uses the Master Boot Record. I don't see that moving to Win 10 would change that.

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Old 03-24-2016, 07:20 PM   #7
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Mint 17 would be the easiest to learn.(imo) The most recent version of Mint is 17.3

[quote] I assume Mint 17 is the Linux OS but w/o a clue of the new buzz words I'm ignorant. If this has several varieties could you point me to Doc on what differences are?

They are all linux systems, in that they all use the linux kernel, although a modified kernel, according to the preferences of individual developers.

Ubuntu distributions may be the easiest to explain.
ubuntu 15.04 was released in 2015 in the 4th. month (April) ubuntu 15.10 was released 6 months later (October) ie; the 10 th. month. ubuntu has a six month release cycle, with a new version coming out every six months. The next release will be April 2016, hence it will be ubuntu 16.04 and it will be a long term support version (LTS) meaning it will be officially supported by Canonical for several more years. The ubuntu versions are always named after an animal, 14.04 for example was called Trusty Tahr. 16.04 will be called xenial xerus

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerus_erythropus

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Old 03-26-2016, 01:09 AM   #8
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I just purchased Linux Diversity 64-bit Collection.....
What do you think of the "Introduction to Linux" video DVD?
 
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:06 AM   #9
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What do you think of the "Introduction to Linux" video DVD?
Very Techie, very dramatic. I suppose if I were "New" to command lines, scripts et al I might be impressed with the computer generated like voice but for me it's just another "WOW" factor let by the alleged gene-yi of the biz.

This intro was long and somewhat of a yawner as it tended to teach the command line too much for my taste. The script and GUI has it's place. I don't see anything wrong with using a GUI for the more mundane processes, it's supposed to be a work saver not a work maker, right. I will use both. In all if I were bent on being labeled a computer genius, or as I say a button press expert I would be impressed. If I were a new college student forced to become computer literate because of the work I had to get done, I'd be saying "G .. A .. R .. B .. A .. G .. E"!
 
  


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