What is Dual Booting?
The ability to dual boot systems is nothing new but very rarely done anymore. You more than likely will never find a good enough reason or use for an average PC user to run two Operating Systems (OS). So then you might ask yourself, “Why am I showing you how to?” The answer is easy, to quote Sir Francis Bacon’s much used aphorism “knowledge is power “. I personally wasn’t very familiar with Ubuntu as an OS so I wanted to learn more. The cost of a second PC wasn’t justifiable, just to put a second OS on so that I could learn it for my own gain. So I went and researched how to install both of them on the same machine.
To be able to do this you will need
- PC with Windows 7 minimum requirements
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86)
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- Hard drive with minimum of 120 GB space. The drive will be divided into 3 partitions in a 20%/20%/60%.
- Ubuntu Install Disk, download and burn ISO to a CD (Download).
- Windows 7 Install Disk. Genuine coapy.
- Average Project time was 2 hours 30 minutes with updating.
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