first to computer should install the Windows operating system and then put Linux.In this case, when you turn on the computer and you will see the boot menu Linux, which will be attended by both operating systems, and you can easily select the desired OS.If you do the opposite, it will only boot Windows and Linux boot recovery will have to make a lot of effort.
need to install Linux correctly partitioned space.It is best to select a Linux separate hard drive or, if this is not possible, the logical drive.For partitioning, use the appropriate program - for example, Acronis Disk Director.This program is easy to use and very convenient.If you have only one disc, split it into two, and then remove the new logical drive - you will have unallocated spa
Restart the computer , insert the CD with Linux distribution and then boot from the CD-drive.Usually it is necessary to press F12 at startup, an appropriate menu.If the menu is not called, go into the BIOS (usually Del key at boot), and then boot from the CD.Different computer models s key menu and enter the BIOS may vary.
If done correctly, will start installing Linux.Most modern distributions user friendly and almost all do it themselves.However, during the installation process you may be asked to select a language, time zone, username and password.Be sure to request that on which partition to install the operating system - choose the automatic installation in unallocated space (in free space).Just pay attention to the choice of graphical shell - usually KDE and Gnome.Select both immediately and later, you can switch between them and choose the one that you enjoy.
addition to the administrator username and password you will be prompted to select a username and password - you will be working in the system is under this account.By admin in Linux run only when necessary appropriate rights - for example, to install the programs, system settings, etc.This is done for security purposes - in Linux is almost no "foolproof", so a permanent job inexperienced user as root (root, root) almost inevitably lead to the collapse of the system.
Some Linux distributions will offer you to choose which program.You can directly select the desired (recommended) or install it later.At the final stage of installation, you will be prompted to choose a boot loader, it depends on the version of the distribution.Most often it is the boot loader Grub, it is quite easy to use.
Download complete.Remove the CD-ROM drive, restart the computer .If you choose to boot from the CD-drive in the BIOS, do not forget to change the settings again and return to booting from the hard drive.After rebooting, you will see a boot menu, it will present two lines - Linux boot and a second operating system.Default will load Linux.You will be prompted to enter your login and password at this stage you can select the graphical environment (if you have installed more than one).
login and password are entered in front of you desktop Linux.More precisely, one of desktops - in Linux several of them, which is very convenient.Tom, who are accustomed to operating system Windows, first things can seem unusual - for example, how to install programs.Many users at this stage forever refuse to Linux, considering this OS is very uncomfortable.Do not jump to conclusions - get your feet wet with Linux, you are unlikely to want to have to go back to Windows.