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Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by jansonn(m): 6:02am On Oct 15, 2021
Hi guys!
I'm here again.
I've been studying some materials on programming on microverse, I'm having problems running some of their codes on my windows laptop, they said I'd have to install Ubuntu since it's an open system. Pls, my question is :
1. My laptop is also been used for other things like school work, will installing Ubuntu not affect it?
2. I no want spoil this laptop, it's the second laptop I'm buying in a short time
3. They said something about dual Installation, pls can you guys explain. Thanks all
I must say though, programming is kinda interesting.
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by Brunosamel(m): 6:28am On Oct 15, 2021
Google is you friend my friend or rather YouTube is your guide... There are multiple solutions to your problems
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by jansonn(m): 7:59am On Oct 15, 2021
Brunosamel:
Google is you friend my friend or rather YouTube is your guide... There are multiple solutions to your problems
Thanks for the comment. But you didn't help. I've checked Google, I wasn't getting a direct answer to my questions that's why I'm asking professionals.
Ive seen videos on how to do the installation and all, I just want to know if the dual booting wont affect my laptop in a long run.
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by Brunosamel(m): 9:27am On Oct 15, 2021
jansonn:

Thanks for the comment. But you didn't help. I've checked Google, I wasn't getting a direct answer to my questions that's why I'm asking professionals.
Ive seen videos on how to do the installation and all, I just want to know if the dual booting wont affect my laptop in a long run.
duel boot won't affect the other operating systems you can work with the two smoothly I have Ubuntu installed in my system for I mainly use it to bypass icloud and jailbreaking iPhone... If you are not satisfied then install a virtual machine in your system and install any operating system you want...
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by jansonn(m): 10:05am On Oct 15, 2021
Brunosamel:
duel boot won't affect the other operating systems you can work with the two smoothly I have Ubuntu installed in my system for I mainly use it to bypass icloud and jailbreaking iPhone... If you are not satisfied then install a virtual machine in your system and install any operating system you want...
Ehmm!!! Thank you jare.
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by bedfordng(m): 12:03pm On Oct 15, 2021
jansonn:
Hi guys!
I'm here again.
I've been studying some materials on programming on microverse, I'm having problems running some of their codes on my windows laptop, they said I'd have to install Ubuntu since it's an open system. Pls, my question is :
1. My laptop is also been used for other things like school work, will installing Ubuntu not affect it?
2. I no want spoil this laptop, it's the second laptop I'm buying in a short time
3. They said something about dual Installation, pls can you guys explain. Thanks all
I must say though, programming is kinda interesting.
make use of virtual box to run it. This way you don't have to messup your system BIOS trying to run dual boot.
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by qtguru(m): 12:08pm On Oct 15, 2021
jansonn:
Hi guys!
I'm here again.
I've been studying some materials on programming on microverse, I'm having problems running some of their codes on my windows laptop, they said I'd have to install Ubuntu since it's an open system. Pls, my question is :
1. My laptop is also been used for other things like school work, will installing Ubuntu not affect it?
2. I no want spoil this laptop, it's the second laptop I'm buying in a short time
3. They said something about dual Installation, pls can you guys explain. Thanks all
I must say though, programming is kinda interesting.

Do you need Linux or Ubuntu Distro itself, Windows 10 comes with Window Subsystem for Linux meaning you can run Ubuntu without the Distro in windows. However if you want Ubuntu itself. I am afraid the advice of Youtube is accurate because you can mess things up.

1. You need to know if you are using Legacy or UEFI
2. How to partition your hard disk
3. Know what Bootloaders are, cuz if you mess it up, you will need expertise to fix it.
4. Get a USB drive, and install unetbootbin, download the Ubuntu ISO
5. Boot up from USB and select LiveUSB
6. Install , remember about the partition
7. What is your ram if it is less than 4, then you need a partition for Swap (using HDD as memory)
8. Do you know Ubuntu filesystem e.g ext4

Watch Youtube videos for more Guidance, but if you are not willing to watch YT videos

Do the following:
1. Back up your HDD, because there's a high chance you will mess it up and lose both OS

Linux is straightforward but when it goes south, you will be in a world of frustration.

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Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by qtguru(m): 12:10pm On Oct 15, 2021
I run Windows and Ubuntu, I have been dual booting for 8 years with different laptop and nothing serious so far, except I have crashed my Linux, messed up Grub and couldn't boot to either OS, and also deleted all Gnome packages by mistake. All the best
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by jansonn(m): 2:18pm On Oct 15, 2021
Thanks alot guys, I've gotten my answer. God bless you all
Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by EngrBouss(m): 8:44pm On Oct 16, 2021
Just install windows sublinux WSL and then get vscode. Save yourself the stress.

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Re: Need Help On Linux Installation On Windows Laptop by jansonn(m): 2:56am On Oct 17, 2021
EngrBouss:
Just install windows sublinux WSL and then get vscode. Save yourself the stress.
Yeah, thanks sir. That's exactly what I did

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