Despite the many advantages of operating systems Windows, all the more users are thinking about switching to Linux.The main reasons are the free flow distributions of the OS and its high reliability.
- - hard disk space;- The program Acronis Disk Director;- Distribution of Linux.
order not to have problems with loading the operating system, first Windows is being installed on a computer and then Linux.If you have a computer, two or more hard drives, Linux should be put on a disk without Windows - that is, any free.In the situation where a disk, it is not necessary to split the multiple sections.
to use partitioning software Acronis Disk Director.It is better to choose the version that runs from the CD rather than from under Windows.Partitioning this program all available data, including files of Windows, will by default be stored on drive C. Under Linux, it is recommended to allocate at least 20-30 GB of disk space.
When the program break source drive Wi
th two new ones - for example, C & D, the D drive to delete, you will remain unallocated disk space.That's it and you will be installing Linux.
Insert a Linux distribution in the DVD-ROM drive, click on the menu - usually pressing F12 - start from the CD.If you want to start from the CD can be set in the BIOS, but then do not forget to go to boot from the hard drive.
Most Linux distributions are loaded in the graphics mode.You will be asked to select the country, language, time zone, then it will be an important point - the system prompts you to select an installation option.Select settings in the unallocated disk space, the installer will automatically break it to the desired section.For initial acquaintance with Linux is the best option.Later, become better acquainted with this operating system, you can partition the system manually you the most convenient way.
After selecting installation, the system will create an open space in the partition and will ask you to choose the GUI, typically KDE or Gnome, and the necessary software.The latest version of Ubuntu instead of Gnome is Unity.You may select two shells, it will allow you to easily select the right when your computer starts.
After copying the distribution files you may be asked to choose a boot, usually Grub.After installation is complete, remove the CD from the drive and restart the computer.
Once you reboot, you will see a menu that will be present on Linux and Windows, you can select any operating system.Default will boot Linux, but this order can be changed in the settings of the new OS.
Tip 2: How to install on Linux Windows
Install several different operating systems, can significantly extend the capabilities of a personal computer.To be able to turn the right to run the system, you must correctly install these operating systems.
- - Live CD Ubuntu;
- - installation disc Windows;
- - Grub4Dos.
If you have the ability to install Windows and Linux on different hard disks, it is best to use.This will save you from all the problems associated with the incompatibility of different systems.Unfortunately, not always possible to use multiple hard drives.
To install Windows on a hard drive that already have Linux, you need to properly prepare the new section.Use the program Gnome Partition Editor.It included most of a Live CD systems family of Linux.
Boot the computer with the disk.Open the System menu and select the program Gnome Partition Editor.Right-click on the graphic image of the local drive, which will be divided into elements.
drop-down menu, select Resize / Move.Reduce the size of the working section for several GB.Click the Resize button and Apply.As a result, you get the unallocated space on the hard disk.
Quit program Gnome Partition Editor.Restart your computer after inserting the installation CD into the drive Windows.Complete the installation of the operating system in the usual way.
When Setup reaches the drive selection menu, select the newly created partition.Be sure to format it to FAT32 or NTFS.After the installation of Windows, it will load it initially.
again Insert the Live CD for Linux.Open the utility Gnome Partition Editor.Right-click on the list on which you installed Windows.Select submenu Manage flags.Uncheck Boot.
Create Multiboot menu, using the capabilities of the utility Grub4Dos.This will save you from constant run the Live CD and boot partition switching.
Start familiarity with Linux can be with Ubuntu, it is one of the most friendly to the user distributions.