Solved What happens if Dual booting FAILS?

January 21, 2017 at 18:48:57
Specs: Windows 64
I'm a 14 year old and wanted to dual boot my computer ( Ubuntu and Windows ) can i know what are the effects that will happen if the installation fails?

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January 21, 2017 at 19:18:43
Although I run run Ubuntu based Linux on a couple of my computers, I'm not a fan of "pure" Ubuntu. Have you used it before? Before even thinking about a dual boot config, you should try running it directly from a USB pendrive or DVD. It won't run quite as well as a full blown installation, but you can at least get a feel for it without messing with your Windows installation. I suggest trying Mint Cinnamon or Zorin OS Core. Both are based on Ubuntu but are much more Windows-like. Check them out:

Here's how to confiure a dual boot:

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January 21, 2017 at 20:14:27
tks for your reply.
it made me feel to install Zorin OS. But i still need dual booting because my father and sister is using windows and don't like to change.
i want to know if there are any effects if the installation goes wrong

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January 21, 2017 at 21:03:44
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It would depend on what goes wrong.

Best case scenario - you're able to back out of the Linux installation, the Windows installation stays intact, & you can continue using Windows like nothing happened.

Worse case scenario - the Windows installation is destroyed beyond repair, you lose all your files & programs, the hard drive has to be completely wiped, & Windows has to be reinstalled from scratch.

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January 22, 2017 at 06:32:57
And given the second scenario riider just described, I'd suggest continue running it from flash drive or DVD---especially if it's not your personal machine.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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January 22, 2017 at 23:54:25
Agreed to the tips above. If you're unsure of what you're about to do, or maybe not worry about your Windows PC become unusable, use Linux from an external hard disk or a flash drive. Its easy, you can do it right from Windows. Use YUMI, its the easiest ever -

All you need is a Windows PC, the Linux ISO image and an external drive.

Try it out, and get back with results! :)

Jay Sarma
Music Producer and Game Developer
Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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