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Dual boot with Win10

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Hi,

Here is my spec
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 2.10 GHz/3.70 GHz (6MB cache)
• Display: 13.3 "Full HD IPS LED 1920 x 1080 Touch BrightView
• Graphical system: AMD Radeon Vega 8
• Working memory: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz (onboard)
• Hard disk: 512GB SSD PCIe NVMe M. 2

Atm I am using windows 10, only one partition.

What I want , is install dual boot LM Cinamon with W10.
Shrink 512 GB partition to get 120 Gb for Linux.

Than use options to install alongside with windows.
I hope that is fine. Any other partition needed, or Linux will take care for that ?

In case something goes wrong, can I :
Install only LM, with fully wipe whole partition
Clean install only Windows 10 ?

Thx

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Re: Dual boot with Win10

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anyone ? :?

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Here is a good tutorial. :wink:
[TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer -> viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126

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Shrink 512 GB partition to get 120 Gb for Linux.
Good, leave the space unallocated.
Than use options to install alongside with windows.
I hope that is fine. Any other partition needed, or Linux will take care for that ?
No, no other partitions needed the 'install alongside' will create a single ext4 partition for mint, this will be your / partition.

The only variation on that is if you want a separate /home partition (I do), where the / partition = system and /home = data and config files. If you want this, then you can choose something else during install to create these partitions. If you go down this route, make the / partition around 30GB and use the rest of the space for /home. If you are completely new to linux, just go with install alongside.
In case something goes wrong
Take a backup of win before you start using the backup tool of your choice to an external drive. I would recommend something like macrium reflect, there is a free version (and create a bootable usb in case you completely screw up windows - this is unlikely).

The only caveat I have is - don't know how well the Ryzen 5 3500U plays with mint, all mine are intel.
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Re: Dual boot with Win10

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Thanks guys, now I have LM Cinnamon with Win10.

All went fine..How I can see windows partition in linux and opposite ?

If I want to go back to Win10, clean flash, setup from bootable usb and formating all will work ?
Same question if I want keep only linux ?

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Marko94 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:39 pm
All went fine..How I can see windows partition in linux and opposite ?
Disable Fast Startup and hibernation from Windows, so you should be able to see windows files via filemanager (Nemo). To see linux files via Windows, does not be a safe way, so forget all Ext2Fsd programs, etc., because they are corrupting linux files.

http://www.ext2fsd.com/
WARNINGS:

Don't use Ext2Fsd 0.68 or earlier versions with latest Ubuntu or
Debian systems. Ext2Fsd 0.68 cannot process EXT4 with 64-BIT mode
enabled, then it could corrupt your data. Very sorry for this
disaster issue, I'm working on an improvement.
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Marko94 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:39 pm
If I want to go back to Win10, clean flash, setup from bootable usb and formating all will work ?
Same question if I want keep only linux ?
Yes, it goes that way.

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Don't use Ext2Fsd 0.68 or earlier versions with latest Ubuntu
I can only concur, did use ext2fsd briefly a while back and then decided it was a really really bad idea that win could read my linux partitions.

No problems the other way, mint will read/write ntfs partitions 'out of the box'. We do get some problems with ntfs partitions mounting read only, if so post back.
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Ext2Fsd is an excellent plugin for Windows to enable read/write of extx partitions. The real problem has been "dirty" ext partitions, which cause havoc with the Windows File Manager, when Ext2Fsd attempts to mount the dirty partition. Keep it clean with "sudo e2fsck -fv /dev/sdxy" ! https://goo.gl/TBU4zI

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hallergard wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:09 pm
The real problem has been "dirty" ext partitions, which cause havoc with the Windows File Manager, when Ext2Fsd attempts to mount the dirty partition.
That is a good reason to avoid programs like Ext2Fsd. :wink:

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Have used Ext2Fsd version 0.69 for over 2 years without the slightest problem, as I do keep my my Linux partitions clean. I find that I nowadays prefer Windows File Manager for heavy work, especially since Konqueror was killed.

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hallergard wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Have used Ext2Fsd version 0.69 for over 2 years without the slightest problem, as I do keep my my Linux partitions clean. I find that I nowadays prefer Windows File Manager for heavy work, especially since Konqueror was killed.
I do not use Windows, but I have some computers whose have multiboot, and the space where Windows is located, is not taken for useful use yet, so I could test Ext2Fsd. :lol:

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