Linux is an open source and community developed Operating System. Over the years Linux has become more user-friendly and has able to get the attention of casual end-users such as business professionals, teachers, students etc. Linux has grown a lot since its early years and comes with a plethora of utilities and software. But, Despite such great progress there are many applications that are still not available for Linux, leaving Windows to be the only choice to run them. However, we can have the best of both worlds by dual-booting Linux. In this article we are going to learn to How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 and Linux.
We are going to boot Ubuntu (A popular distribution of Linux) from a USB.
- 4GB or larger USB Drive.
- Microsoft Windows XP or later
- Rufus, A free software used for making USB drive bootable.
- An Ubuntu ISO file, Download from here.
Downloading ISO File
- Download the Ubuntu ISO file from the website.
The download size will be around 1.85 GB.
- Download rufus from the website.
Making Bootable USB
- Open Rufus.
- Select USB drive in which you want to install Ubuntu.
- Select the ISO from using the Select button (Select the ISO file downloaded earlier).
- Then click on start. This will erase all data on the USB drive and install files necessary to boot ubuntu into the USB drive.
- Rufus will ask in what mode to write the image, Select ISO mode, and click OK.
It will take a couple of minutes for the process to complete.
Booting from USB drive
- Restart your system.
- Go to BIOS settings by pressing F10 or delete or F1(or any other key depending on system). This key is displayed at the start of the boot process. Press the key before your operating system boots up
- Change the boot order so that you can boot the system using the USB drive.
- You might need to change the boot order back to original after installation.
- If your system has a boot menu you can use it to boot from the USB drive without changing the boot order of the system permanently.
(In the attached image, we can access the boot menu by pressing F9)
By pressing F9, We enter the follow menu. We now select the USB Hard Drive 1.
After booting from the USB you will get to the following screen, select ‘Install Ubuntu’.
Select your keyboard layout.
Connect to the Internet so you can download updates.
Select normal installation.
Click on the something else option to use the partitions we created earlier.
Create partition’s for home and root.
Select your time zone.
Select your username and password for the system.
The installation will begin. It will take a couple of minutes.
After the installation has completed, it will prompt for a restart.
After the restart,You will be greeted with the login screen.
You have successfully dual booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu.
Can I dual boot Windows 10 and Linux?
Which Linux is best for dual boot with Windows 10?
- For ease of use for Windows users, I recommend either Ubuntu or Mint.
- I would not dual boot. Instead I would install the Linux distro in a virtual machine in Windows. Download Oracle VirtualBox and the .
- Here us a screenshot of Ubuntu in a Windows 10 computer.
Is it worth dual booting Windows and Linux?
How configure dual boot Windows and Linux OS?
- Step 1: Create a live USB or disk.
- Step 2: Make a new partition for Linux Mint.
- Step 3: Boot in to live USB.
- Step 4: Start the installation.
- Step 5: Prepare the partition.
- Step 6: Create root, swap and home.
- Step 7: Follow the trivial instructions.
Can you have two OS on one PC?
Should I dual boot Linux?
Why is dual boot not recommended?
Why is dual booting so hard?
Is Ubuntu dual boot good?
Is dual boot deceased?
One year later and WSL 2 still has not fulfilled its promise or potential.