I am seriously thinking of trying to run dual boot win 10 pro and Ubuntu. I understand that there may be some issues with this. What are these issues? How are they over come? Can I mount the image on a 128 GB sd card
While most people seem to be suggesting the Surface Book's keyboard won't work until additional drivers are added, I'm in the process of installing a dual-boot on a Book right now and the keyboard works just fine in USB Live.
While you can set up dual boot, repartitioning the Surface Go drive, the small size of its eMMC or SSD drives makes it easier to simply wipe Windows and start from scratch with a fresh install. Ubuntu will partition and format the drive for you as part of the install process, switching from Windows' NTFS to Linux's ext4 file system.
So, why I am I writing about installing Ubuntu with Windows 10 once again? Because these days Windows 10 Pro version comes with BitLocker encryption and hence when you try to dual boot like normal, it either refuses or creates issue.
To be honest, dual booting with BitLocker encrypted disk is also not complicated. It just involves the extra step of disabling encryption before starting the dual boot and re-enable it after installing Linux.
This dual boot guide is exclusively for systems that have Windows 10 installed with BitLocker. Since it is relatively a newer thing, the steps are only for UEFI systems with GPT portioning scheme. Please check your system first before following the steps.I also recommend reading the entire steps before you start following it. This may help you locate pain points and you may prepare accordingly.
This tutorial will guide you on how you can perform the installation of Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.10, or Ubuntu 18.04 in dual-boot with a Microsoft Operating System on machines that come pre-installed with Windows 10.
4. For the purpose of this article, We will be installing Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows dual boot (you can use any Ubuntu release for installation). Go to the download link from the topic description and grab the Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 ISO image.
I'm interested in buying the new surface pro 4. But 'm also a linux user therefore I would like to run linux (dual boot) on the sp4. There lots of tutorials about the surface pro 3 but until now I only found these links about the sp4:
If this isn't the most important disadvantage of dual booting, it's certainly the risk that can scupper you before you even get started. After all, overwriting your existing data---or even the primary operating system---is going to lead to problems. Sure, you can use recovery tools, but the chances of recovering all your data are slim.
Running multiple operating systems on your PC is a great way to maximize productivity. But sometimes it can be counterproductive. If you want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu, it's convenient to easily switch into that OS.
Perhaps one of the biggest pitfalls when you dual boot Windows 10 or 11 and Linux is being unable to access your data. Most of the time, this shouldn't be a problem. If you have organized things effectively, your vital personal data will be available via whatever operating systems you're using.
In most cases there shouldn't be too much impact on your hardware from dual booting Windows 10 and 11 and Linux. One issue you should be aware of, however, is the impact on swap space. Both Linux and Windows use chunks of the hard disk drive to improve performance while the computer is running. However, by installing additional operating systems on the drive, you reduce the amount of space available for this.
The solution here is obvious: don't install additional operating systems if there is not enough disk space left over. If you're desperate to dual boot on your PC, you can simply buy a new HDD or SSD. Once installed, you'll have the space to install more operating systems.
Running Windows Update can lead to the Master Boot Record (MBR) being rewritten, leaving you with a missing Linux partition. Failed updates, or even simple driver updates, can also cause problems with a dual boot PC.
It's extremely unlikely that you would be impacted by ALL these dual booting risks. However, at least one, perhaps two, are likely to occur at some point. But nothing here should put you off dual booting. Ensuring your system is set up correctly is important and can help to mitigate or even avoid these issues. Backing up data on both partitions is wise, but this should be a precaution you take anyway.
The biggest difference is that I had no intentions of dual booting Windows alongside Linux, so I disregarded any shrinking of the Windows partition or having to consolidate the Windows partition into one part of the SSD. Past that, I followed the overall path that Chad outlines with some minor modifications/details.
One point of contention with earlier Surface Go reviews was the fact that most of them reviewed the more expensive model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD, which is also what I bought. While that may almost be a necessity when it comes to Windows 10, especially after breaking out of S Mode, it may be a minor consideration if you have Linux in mind right from the very start. Linux is more efficient with both RAM and storage, though the 64 GB eMMC type on the base model could be a bottleneck. If, however, you plan on dual booting Windows and Linux, at least get the third model with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage.
Hi Arjun Thanks for the blog. I have installed rammus successfully onto a Mecer Celeron laptop. Do you have a solution to get the stylus to work? I am dual booting Win10 Pro and Chrome OS. Thanks for this wonderful article.
Kedar has a video on dual and triple boot with ChromeOS, Windows 10, and popular Linux distros, just go to his channel and you will find it (keep in mind that they should all be the same OS architecture (if you have a 64-bit CPU, all OS need to be 64bit).
While I installed Ubuntu before on my Surface Go, it always came at the cost of removing the Windows. Love them or hate them, Windows are sometime useful so dual boot would be ideal solution. With Surface Go having micro-SD card expansion slot, idea is clear - let's dual boot Windows on internal disk and Ubuntu on SD card.
Once you uncheck and delete all the nonsense that Windows installs by default, we need to boot back into Linux. In order to do this, go to Recovery Options and click on Restart now. This should result in boot menu where you should go into Use a device and you should see ubuntu there. If everything went right, this will boot you into Ubuntu.
In addition to the Linux and Windows installation USB keys (which you should save instead of overwriting if possible) and the key made by the backup utility, there are a couple of other USB keys you might find useful. Note that they have nothing dual-boot specific about them and are useful for owners of any Windows or Linux workstation.
Sometimes however, a virtual machine is not up to the task. For this purpose, I have a cheap Acer laptop that came with Windows 8.1. But that is just Windows. So how do I make this laptop dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu using Ubuntu 14.x and Windows 8.1?
I just got an Aus 751JY and looking at installing dual boot for Ubuntu 12.04.5 and was trying to find out why my BIOS is setup to boot from SSD in legacy mode. It seems UEFI is not setup at factory. Is that correct?
first of all, sorry for my bad English. i love elementary os that is base on ubuntu. i have a lenovo with win8 with uefi. y download the new elementary freya os thats it suppose to support uefi mode. i have make the followings steps: download rufus and create an usb for uefi with the freya os version on 64 bits. plug the usb on the pc and the usb didnt start so i change de bios settings to legacy mode and star again. that work for me and i manege to install elementary freya os on the pc without deleting the win 8 and the recovery options. but my problem is that wehen i restar the pc and go too the boot menu and select win8, windows do not start because the bios is set en legacy mode. so y change it to uefi mode, but when i do this it doesnt appear a boot menu option it continues directly to windows 8. my question is how can i fix this problem, how can i put uefi mode on and select the operating system that i whant to use. please helppp!
I have a HP laptop with UEFI BIOS and Windows 8.1 is installed in it but not with UEFI (installed in CSM mode), and there are no recovery partition or EFI partition in the hard drive, except one C: partition where the Windows is installed and one F: for documents and music. I was wondering if this process mentioned here will work in my laptop for setting up a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ?
Excellent article. One of the most detailed I have seen in implementation and explanation. I have done the dual boot on separate drives (One worked well with Ubuntu and one was a disaster with Red Hat).
This is one of the best guides to installing for dual boot. Touches on actions often left out of other guides.The only thing I would add is that with GPT, you can ignore your memory of primary and extended partitions (which is great).
I finally restored dual boot thanks to your instructions! I did the same till the point where you type the efi ubuntu boot in windows cmd.The only difference at what i did is at the boot repair point.From the live cd i typed the following commands
I will like to try Kali Linux, 64bit, which I have loaded onto a USB, and made it bootable. I have set the BIOS to boot from USB, however it does not come up as an option in ubuntu Grub. Only windows or uBuntu to select from.
so does the installation of ubuntu on an external ssd insert a public key into KEKpub? and will this change the PCR7 value during windows measured boot? if I install factory default keys, will PCR7 restore to original? 2b1af7f3a8