[LUNI] Laptop dual-boot question
EKM at MacAdie.net
Thu Aug 31 19:45:59 CDT 2006
Michael Labowicz wrote:
> On 8/31/06, *Eric MacAdie* <EKM at macadie.net <mailto:EKM at macadie.net>>
> Does anybody on the list ever dual-boot their laptops? Or do you
> generally just leave them all-Linux or all-Windows? (Or
> Eric MacAdie
> Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
> Hi Eric,
> I dual boot my thinkpad T30 with Windows 2000 and Ubuntu. These days
> its pretty trivial to get it all working: install windows on the
> hardrive, during the windows install - create a separate partition for
> windows and one for linux, and then install Ubuntu (or similar) and
> follow the prompts during that installation. The Ubuntu installer is
> smart enough to recognize the you have a pre-existing windows install
> and will setup GRUB accordingly. This may work for other distros as
> well, but I haven't tried it yet so I can't comment on them.
> Michael Labowicz
Thanks for the reply.
I am sure that it is probably not that difficult to dual boot.
Especially with Ubuntu, given how many people seem to use it.
What about space? I think that is my concern about dual-booting. It
seems like the most space you get on a laptop is 120 GB, and I am
already using 60 GB on one of my desktops, and 100 GB on others.
Are people having disk space issues on laptops?
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