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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello All,

 

So I have a computer that I am contemplating putting a Linux Build on.  It currently has Windows 10 on it.  I have a 250 GB SSD as the boot with a 1TB HDD along with it.  

 

Would I have to partition both drives in order to allocate space for each OS or would Linux be able to coincide with the 1 TB secondary drive without partitioning that.  I am aware I would have to partition the boot drive but that shouldn't be a major deal.

 

Thanks in advance, also if you have any suggestions on which flavor of Linux I should try let me know.  My friend uses Arch Linux but not going to lie, that one scares me a little as apposed to something like Mint, Debian or Ubuntu.

 

--Seacoast

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didn't you asked already question before?? Still, You didn't get an answer yet?


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Agent_Niraj said:

didn't you asked already question before?? Still, You didn't get an answer yet?

I havn't asked about different OS before, was just the other day I had been contemplating and starting researching this process.  I'll do some more research through the forums to see if there is a similar thread I missed though.

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On 1/16/2019 at 9:05 PM, Seacoast said:

I havn't asked about different OS before, was just the other day I had been contemplating and starting researching this process.  I'll do some more research through the forums to see if there is a similar thread I missed though.

oh, I am sorry.while you have Linux os in SSD you need install partition as 5gb for swap option and in 1tb put windows os.


 

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You will have to partition the drive. Also, it will work better if you use legacy, non UEFI mode in the BIOS. There have been reports on this forum that dual-booting a drive in UEFI mode results in Windows 10 constantly overwriting the bootloader for the other OS. However, I'm dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows 10 using legacy mode and have no issues. As far as I know, there's no good reason to use UEFI anyway, and it seems to just cause more issues and risk to a dual-boot system.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Delicieuxz said:

You will have to partition the drive. Also, it will work better if you use legacy, non UEFI mode in the BIOS. There have been reports on this forum that dual-booting a drive in UEFI mode results in Windows 10 constantly overwriting the bootloader for the other OS. However, I'm dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows 10 using legacy mode and have no issues. As far as I know, there's no good reason to use UEFI anyway, and it seems to just cause more issues and risk to a dual-boot system.

Thanks i'll keep that in mind as I continue to research on if I should even mess around with Linux.  I got Windows 10 and have optimized it for the most part, so it really does work for what I do.  I may get a Pi to mess around with Linux OS at some point instead.

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