Installed new drives into my pc

Kiwicaster

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Hi,
I have just installed new drives into my pc... and am going to use a 1tb nvme m.2 drive for linux mint. I have set up the windows on the other ssd, I am wanting to dual boot.
The other drive is detected but not showing up in "This PC" as it is unallocated space. Do I need to allocate this space in windows before proceeding with Linux Mint install. or can it allocate the drive when I install linux?

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It's formatted during the Linux installation process.

Edit: Well, assuming you tell it to do so and follow the directions well enough.
 
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It's formatted during the Linux installation process.

Edit: Well, assuming you tell it to do so and follow the directions well enough.
Hi,
Thanks for that, yea im still pretty new at this but just needed to clarify
 

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You don't need to do anything in Windows in preparation to install Linux. However, once you've installed Linux, you may not be able to access EXT3/4 formatted partitions from Windows without special drivers. I believe, however, that Linux is capable of accessing NTFS drives natively. You need to include that in your planning.
 
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