Tips for dual-booting Windows and Linux
Posted on: 09/22/2011 09:00 AM

LinuxBSDos.com published tips for dual-booting Windows and Linux

Tips for dual-booting Windows and Linux


Multi-booting, installing more than one operating system on a computer’s hard drive(s), has become very popular over the years, fueled, of course, by the popularity of Linux as an alternate system for desktop and servers. Dual-booting, installing two operating systems on a computer is a subset of that, and in this article, basic guidelines to follow when attempting to dual-boot a Linux distribution and Windows are presented.

The most common practice is to dual-boot on a computer with one hard drive. That, however, gives the system a single point of failure. If you can afford to, the best option, especially on server installations, is to install each operating system on a separate hard drive. That ensures that if something goes wrong with one OS or one hard drive, you can always boot from the other drive, and troubleshoot the other one whenever you are ready. That is tip number one for dual-booting your favorite Linux distribution and Windows.



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