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Adding linux to a windows computer

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Adding linux to a windows computer

wprecht
Don't know if the previous post went through. I would like some advice about adding linux to a Windows box.

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robo_dev

Can you be a bit more specific?

Linux, being an operating system, can run in place of the Windows operating system, either permanently, by reformatting and replacing the OS on the computer, or temporarily, via a bootable CD or USB memory stick.

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      Scalloway1

      You can also set up the pc to dual boot or install Linux in a virtual machine.

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      dldorrance

      Download an ISO image from a Linux website and burn it to a CD/DVD. Next boot your computer from the CD/DVD. This will load the Linux OS into computer memory where it will run without disturbing your Windows OS. In this mode you may try out the Linux. If you wish to install the Linux onto your computer's HDD, you need to click the appropriate button in the Linux running in computer memory.

      At this point you will be asked whether you want to erase the existing OS or dual boot ( a different phrase may be used for "dual boot"). Choose the latter to keep Windows.

      The above instructions work for a pre Windows 8 machines. The game has changed with UEFI, Secure Boot.

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      Scalloway1

      You can also set up the pc to dual boot or install Linux in a virtual machine.

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      dldorrance

      Download an ISO image from a Linux website and burn it to a CD/DVD. Next boot your computer from the CD/DVD. This will load the Linux OS into computer memory where it will run without disturbing your Windows OS. In this mode you may try out the Linux. If you wish to install the Linux onto your computer's HDD, you need to click the appropriate button in the Linux running in computer memory.

      At this point you will be asked whether you want to erase the existing OS or dual boot ( a different phrase may be used for "dual boot"). Choose the latter to keep Windows.

      The above instructions work for a pre Windows 8 machines. The game has changed with UEFI, Secure Boot.