Linux alongside Windows

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 / (root), /home and /swap.

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 efi type).

While it’s possible to boot Linux another way, on some system Windows tends to boot first.

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