I was talking to my dad yesterday and he talked about how he dual booted windows and Linux in his college days. I immediately left to download Ubuntu, I feel so dumb for forgetting it’s an option. I literally only use windows so I can play Fortnite with friends. PSA: you can have both Linux and Windows, or you can use a vm in Linux. Be (mostly) free from Microsoft’s clammy hands.

  • @bdonvrA
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    503 months ago

    I always found having each OS have a separate physical drive is much better, but partitioning is fine if you must.

      • @bdonvrA
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        93 months ago

        It’s a luxury indeed. Hopefully maybe a little less now that decent storage has come down in price a lot

        • @[email protected]
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          13 months ago

          Not a luxury. A 128 GB SSD can be bought for about $25 (last year) or even cheaper now, and you buy once for many years, as home users write a lot less on SSDs.

    • @[email protected]
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      93 months ago

      Partitioning is great with a boot partition for each OS,and linux chainloading to windows. Then I have aseparate NTFS drive as secondary drive in Windows and Linux, in case I need to work on data in either OS

      • @[email protected]
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        13 months ago

        Partitioning is great with a boot partition for each OS

        Until Windows eats your Linux boot partition. I’ve learned my lesson, I only dual boot with separate drives now

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          Windows wont if you set two independent boot partitions, and you chainload from kinux grub to windows. windows never realizes there is another boot partition. Grub is your BIOS EFI default and Grub has an entry to kickoff windows boot. You can even boot to linux right after what ahould be a windows update restart, do your linux work and when you kickoff windows again the reatart and update continues. i have had this setup since 2017.

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          And when’s the last time that happened to you? I have Windows and Linux on my UEFI laptop on the same disk since 2020 and never had that happen on Windows 10 and 11.