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Building a new PC - Dual booting Windows 10 and Linux Mint - SSD and HDD combo


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#13 EuroFight

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:53 AM

No problem! Good luck with your build!

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:20 PM

The two times I tried to dual boot with win10 on a drive with something else, win10 takes over and you can't load the other system.  It works fine for me if multiple drives are used, I had win10 on one and xp and win7 on another, that works fine.  


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:35 PM

I dual boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint on a single HDD on my current machine.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:38 PM

Mind you, it was a Windows 7 / Mint dual boot and I later upgraded to 10. I tried to dual boot my wife's computer and didn't have any success. I found some workarounds online, but none of them worked with her machine. From what I read, her specific type of motherboard/bios didn't have any workarounds for it at the time.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:42 PM

While I'm here, I'll add that I received all my parts except one. It shouldn't really slow me down, since it's just the motherboard. :-)

 

Anyway, the expected delivery date is January 9th. I hope it gets there sooner, because aside from maybe putting the power supply in the case, there isn't much I can do.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:16 AM

The two times I tried to dual boot with win10 on a drive with something else, win10 takes over and you can't load the other system.  It works fine for me if multiple drives are used, I had win10 on one and xp and win7 on another, that works fine.  

 

Usually if you install Windows 10 then Linux, it'll overwrite the Windows MBR with the GRUB bootloader. I quite like the W10 boot menu so I used EasyBCD to add my Linux distro to the W10 boot menu, then overwrote the GRUB MBR. There are tutorials online if you are more interested.


Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Core 2 Duo Dual-core, 1.6GHz
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz >  Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz
Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W
Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case
 
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

Ya it's going to be very hard to efficiently run a V.M. with a 3.2 Ghz i5 with no hyper threading. If it is not too late I suggest getting the i5 6600k as it is only a few dollars more and much much for worth the money. It is very very easy to overclock to 4.5 Ghz at around 1.3v which would be a form of future proofing your 1,200$ PC because there will come a time very soon that running some programs are going to somewhat hindered by the 6500's low clock speeds. Not only that but games as well. Also another thing you can do to free up some money is return the Windows 10 because for one you should be able to upgrade from 7 and if not you can get a one machine Windows 10 key from places like g2a.com for around 20-30 dollars. Only reason to pay over 100 is if you're planning on using your key on multiple machines. Seriously g2a is under 30$ for a valid key. I've purchased 10 different games now from that site and registered 8 of them with steam and 2 with origin. That will free up money for the i5 6600k. Theres really no point in having the z170 chipset on a 6500  IMO. And to the others who have posted, I think the point of him wanting Linux is he does not want to be forced to use Windows all the time. He wants the freedom of Linux which usually comes with a tool to install a dual boot. Another reason not to pay 100$ for Windows to and future proof your system with a chip that will give you literally 30 percent more performance for 30 dollars more.