Switching To Linux; How To Dual Boot

Yesterday I discussed why you might consider switching to Linux. Today, let’s get started. Most of us will still require Windows from time to time, especially when we’re first getting started. Unless you’ve got lots of computers laying around, that’s almost always going to require a dual boot system. My system dual boots, and in the video below, I am going to show you how to do that with Linux Mint 15 w/ KDE. You can do this in under 30 minutes, and be ready to go with a dual boot system, with almost no technical know how at all.

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At the time of this writing, the 32 bit .ISO file to burn the DVD is here
At the time of this writing, the 64 bit .ISO file to burn the DVD is here
Here you can find instructions on how to burn a .ISO file to DVD

It is advisable to back up your files before you do this. It is very unlikely that you will lose any data, but stranger things have happened. Perhaps consider picking up an external drive, and possibly using a disk imagine software such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image.

Once the DVD is burned, follow the instructions provided in the video below.

I’ll be doing future videos on how to work within the Linux operating system using a screen recording app for better video quality. For now, we are limited to this external recording of my monitor since we need to reboot multiple times to accomplish our goals. Stay tuned for future videos on how to work within Linux. Make sure to subscribe to ChristopherCantwell.com in the top left of this website, like the Facebook page, and follow me on Twitter. If you find these guides useful, please consider leaving a donation, or buying some advertising.

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