Purchase Linux CDs / DVDs / Flash Drives at OSDisc.com

Welcome to Our Community

While Linux.org has been around for a while, we recently changed management and had to purge most of the content (including users). If you signed up before April 23rd please sign up again. Thanks!

Should I do dual boot?

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by ReMiXeDg, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Guest

    Yes, you can. You can dual boot with Windows XP. You can also dual boot with Windows 8. I have a laptop where I can quad boot. My choices are Puppy Linux, Lubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

  2. scotty

    scotty Guest

    Yes you can. Just within windows put in your linux live cd and select "install along side windows". Then LInux basically becomes your boot loader, so it doesn't matter what windows install you have. You need to make sure your windows isn't filling your drive, as when you install linux side by side, you need to partition the drive (don't worry it takes you through it all on the install cd)
  3. GGGuardian

    GGGuardian Guest

    I used to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same labtop. I loved it having the best of both worlds on the same computer. But at times I did notice myself using Ubuntu more than Windows. I recommend a dual boot if you really are computer savvy and aren't just a everyday novice at computers.
  4. makentosh

    makentosh Guest

    Actually it depends on your preferences, I would suggest installing Ubuntu on your laptop since it is one of the widely or if not, user friendly linux distributions. Having a system running dual boot is an advantage for you, since you will not just use one OS which is Windows 7 but also you can navigate and use what linux is all about. I have tried using Ubuntu and it feels great with its new Unity desktops.
  5. Famous

    Famous Guest

    Just Make USB Boot Ubuntu 10.11 not 10.10 .....so when ever u want go for Ubuntu just boot & click on demo if you link Ubuntu install along with your default O/S but it's risky try separate partion & install on that part of Ubuntu Best of Luck (Remember: USB Boot > CD/DVD)
  6. GGGuardian

    GGGuardian Guest

    I just noticed almost everyone who said you should dual boot said to use Ubuntu why not a different distro for our friend like Slackware? I favor Slackware above all other distros.
  7. dawidbrook

    dawidbrook Guest

    You should go for dual boot as it is good option for running Dual Operating System. For that you just have make two partitions for different Operating System. Running Dual Boot does not affect the performance of your laptop, but if u use some software for Dual Boot then your laptop's performance might get affected.

Share This Page