Installation of GNU/Linux nowadays is far easier than it was in late 2000s.
Most distributions can be installed on one partition. Still, I found it easier to create three partitions, namely
|Size||Type for the new partition||Location for the new partition||Use as||Mount point|
|1024 MB (or whatever)||Primary||Beginning of this space||swap area|
|20480 MB (minimum)||Primary||Beginning of this space||EXT4 journaling file system||/|
|Whatever needed||Primary||Beginning of this space||EXT4 journaling file system||/home|
An easy to miss important step is to set the Device for boot loader installation to Windows Boot Manager (generaly a
While it’s possible to boot Linux another way, on some system Windows tends to boot first.
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