Linux won't let me dual boot...

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  1. vbcoder12

    vbcoder12 New Member

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    I'm a Windows user, trying to get into Linux. Peppermint 4, to be exact. I've already set aside some unallocated space on my drive for the system, but when I boot into it and try to install, It doesn't recognize any of my partitions, or even that I already have Windows on the PC. Therefore, it won't give me the "Run along side" option. Please help.

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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    MikeyD Active Member

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    Aro's article highlights the issue. You have to actually format that unallocated space to make use of it. Gparted is a good tool to use for this
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    boatguy New Member

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    If you are just looking to try linux install it on Virtualbox. It will run faster than it will from a live cd, and you can test out multiple distro's easily without formatting, burning dvd's etc.
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    cnnx New Member

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    I use grub2 to as my bootloader, it allows you to add other operating systems on other partitions. I'm guessing Windows would run just fine but its not something I like doing, I use a separate computer for windows.

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