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Solved Dual booting (Windows 8 pro and linux)

October 19, 2015 at 05:38:55
Specs: Windows 8, Intel i3, 4GB Ram
I tried to install Linux on a separate partition in my HDD which is already having windows 8 pro, but while installing instead of showing the free space(which I've partitioned ) it's taking entire HDD into consideration. How can I install Linux without formatting HDD or removing windows 8.

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October 19, 2015 at 19:48:13
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Here is a nice tutorial for installing Linux Mint 17 with Windows 8.1:
If you are new to Linux, Mint is an excellent "starter" distribution.

Don C

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October 19, 2015 at 20:22:17
I am sure the above will help. In general you can reduce the Windows partition so that you have free raw space on your drive for Linux but you should not format it with Windows since Linux requires different format types except for storage space which it can share with Windows. If it is a desktop you also can consider adding another hard drive just for Linux, depending on the size of your current drive and how much you plan on using Linux.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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