How to set up a duel boot O/S

  tAtu*! 08:25 25 Jun 2010

Hi all

I currently run WIn 7 64 bit and am more than happy. I am curious and want to see what Linux is like (probably linux mint)Is it easy enough to set up a duel boot option on my PC? Would love this option, if it is a tricky affair, trying to get the Linux OS installed, I will probably stay well away.

I downloaded Mint today, is this the easiest of the Linux OS to set up??

As always, your help is appreciated.


  BurrWalnut 08:37 25 Jun 2010

In order to familiarise yourself with Linux, it’s best to start off by using a ‘Live’ version rather than install one, that creates a dual boot system.

The live version would boot from the CD and you could learn all its complexities, like sudo and the like.

  tAtu*! 08:56 25 Jun 2010

Thanks, using the live method sounds a good option. Would it be a case of just running the linux os whilst win 7 is running in the background? Will I have all the functionallity of linux? Thanks

  onthelimit 09:03 25 Jun 2010

To use the live version, you boot the pc with the CD in the drive - Linux loads instead of Windows. All features work.

  ronalddonald 10:26 25 Jun 2010

If you go tthe dsic and have either one or two hardrives then follow here,

1. insert disk and and restart computer and boot from cd

2. when you see install mint icon click on it and follow instruction, you should b up and running in 15 mins to 20 mins


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