[SOLVED] Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

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[SOLVED] Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by vpat » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:33 am

Hi all,

I can't seem to find any information about this. Is it possible? Or do I need to have installed Windows first?
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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by Pierre » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:44 am

do have a look at this Tutorial:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126
it's written for win-8x, but does apply to win-10 as well.
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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by michael louwe » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:22 am

vpat wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:33 am
Hi all,

I can't seem to find any information about this. Is it possible? Or do I need to have installed Windows first?
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Because Windows cannot read Linux files, Linux should be installed AFTER Windows when dual-booting.

In your case, you can install Windows and then reinstall Linux alongside Windows or ... keep Linux installed and then install Windows alongside Linux but you will need to manually reinstall the Grub bootloader, ... https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/6

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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by wallyUSA » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:49 am

Another option (and much more enjoyable than dual boot) is to install Windows in a VM, like Virtual Box.
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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by administrollaattori » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:16 pm

Make at least one primary NTFS-partition for Windows and install Windows without formatting to that partition. Windows will break linux´s bootloader, so you need to repar grub after Windows installation.

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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by throatgorge » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I have a tower and it is difficult to bring it to the library, so I will have to wait until we get our internet monday to post whether or not this is SOLVED.

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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by throatgorge » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:04 pm

"Another option (and much more enjoyable than dual boot) is to install Windows in a VM, like Virtual Box."
Sorry Wally, not audio support in Virtual Box and it is my recording/MIDI/editing/mastering software that remains the only reasons I can not abandon Windows altogether. JACK is hard for me to figure out, Wine won't completely run my software, if at all, and ALSA sound is just not as intuitive as windows sound card drivers.

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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by pbear » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:55 am

FWIW, I've found the last answer (by Fred Langa) in this TechNet discussion to work nicely with the VBox audio problem.
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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by throatgorge » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:19 pm

Wow! If I can get full functionality out of virtual box that seems like a great solution. I'm glad you shared that link about audio. I will mark this as solved as soon as I get the internet and time enough to test it out.

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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by throatgorge » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:16 am

no. for some reason my windows installation stalls in virtual box. I just have to figure out how to install windows, then install linux on top of it. the uefi thing is something I've never encountered before. But now that I'm online I will carefully examine all of your suggestions before proceeding.

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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

Post by throatgorge » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:35 pm

there doesn't seem to be enough ram to run a second OS in virtual box. I have less than 4 gigs. I just need to figure out how to keep my PC from trying to install systems in UEFI mode so I can install windows first, then install linux in a new partition.

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Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed SOLVED

Post by throatgorge » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:21 pm

ok got a version of windows xp to install in virtualbox instead of 10. installed guest additions and everything works. SOLVED.

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