[Durham] Installing Linux on a notebook pre-installed with Windows 7 - creating a dual boot system

Andrew Glass andrewglass3 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 21:45:28 UTC 2011

Just buy a Macbook Pro Dougie and have a pretty bsd laptop :P


Andy G

On 10 July 2011 18:27, Oliver Burnett-Hall <olly at burnett-hall.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:47:12 +0100
> Dougie Nisbet <dougie at highmoor.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > There are a few nice notebook deals around at the moment (The Acer
> > Inspires in particular) that have generous hard-drive space and I'm
> > tempted. Most seem to ship with Windows 7. Would I be expecting a lot
> > of pain if I were to attempt a Linux (Mint) install to create a
> > dual-boot system?
> You shouldn't have much trouble doing this.
> I got a new laptop recently and, as I'd been forbidden from completely
> wiping Windows off if (the other half needs it for itunes as she's got
> an iphone), I downloaded a Parted Magic live image and used that to
> shrink down the Windows partition and free up some space for Linux.
> From there it's just a case of installing Linux into the free space
> using the distro's normal installer.  I think some distributions will
> be able to do the shrinking step themselves, but I went with Parted
> Magic as it's easy to use and it's always worked well for me in the
> past.
> HTH,
> - olly
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