A New Linux User wrote:Thanks, but unfortunately, much as I would like to have Linux, it has completely messed up my installation of Windows, and now I'm having a nightmare trying to fix the damage it dealt. I might later try and get Linux on a USB device, but ATM, I'm pretty bitter about it.
A New Linux User wrote:...aaaand I'm back on Linux. I managed to install it properly, this time. I have got Windows 7 pointing to the Linux GRUB, and so, they are both separate and nothing meddles with each-other. Windows 7 still works, and Linux works, at least, so far. I did get a BSOD when I started up Windows, a moment ago, but it worked fine the next time; it might've been a fluke for God knows what other reason, ... perhaps because I had previously hibernated, inbetween sorting the installation out.
I've got the 4 partitions, that an article told me to use:
/ - where the main OS files are; I made this 10-15GB.
/boot - where the GRUB or whatever else I use, is/goes; I made this 500MB, I think.
/swap (or similar name) - you know the score, here; I made it 4GB, which hopefully is enough for my 8GB RAM machine.
/home - again, you know the score, here; I made this 15GB or thereabouts.
Just going to update, install some software, customise to my preferences, and then start fiddling with stuff, while reading up on stuff. I'm trying my level best not to be a stubborn git, so as to take advantage of both operating systems, and so far, it has paid off.
A New Linux User wrote: Linux still has its issues.
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