New Linux dual-boot

symbic

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Hello, I am new to these forums and Linux (but not Unix). I need to transition from Windows 7 to Linux, but I would like to keep the Windows option for any problematic programs: I need to be able to dual-boot. My Windows disk is quite full. Would I be better to get a new, additional disk and install Linux on that OR get a much larger disk and place Linux/Windows partitions on that? I need to be able to copy data between the Linux and Windows drives (both ways) and would like to use the Linux drive for gaming.
 


brickwizard

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easiest way get another drive, make it primary [ 1st connection on motherboard] ] select and install your linux to that drive, when you install the grub should recognise the windows on the other drive automatically..
 

symbic

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Thanks for the reply. I wondered which would be more stable/better performing: 2 separate disks or 1 partitioned disk.
 

brickwizard

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unless you work in nano seconds it is doubtful you will notice
 
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