Hey /g/ I want to dual boot with Debian, I am currently using Windows 10 and I have no clue how to do this.
I have a USB Drive that I plan on using
Could someone please help me or show me a place to get more information?
If you can't figure out how to dual boot windows with debian then you should use Ubuntu first
READ: USE UBUNTU. Once you experience linux, then install other distros.
As for a guide, search up /flt/ on /g/ for le friendly linux thread, they'll help you.
Dude. IMO it's a really bad idea. Easy to corrupt your boot loader, and Windows updates may fuck up your startup config. Best way to dual boot is a hardware solution.
First, buy an Icydock MB994SP-4SB-1 and install it in an empty 5.25 bay. Put your Windows 10 on one SSD and your Debian on a different one. Physically swap the drive when you want to run the other OS. Store your data on a second drive formatted FAT32 or NTFS so it's easily accessible from either OS.
>Physically swap the drive when you want to run the other OS.
Or you could get an external hard drive, set BIOS to boot from USB first, install Linux on the external and plug it in before booting up anytime you want to use Linux
Alternate good solutions are:
Run one OS as the host and the second in VMWare Workstation/Oracle Virtualbox.
Set up a second PC for the second OS and optionally use Synergy to make your keyboard and mouse work seamlessly across systems (http://synergy-project.org/)
unlike all other anons I actually want to help.
I'm assuming you want to install Debian in your hdd along with windows. The easiest way to do this is to resize a partition in your hdd, leaving some space unassigned. After that, just use your debian liveUSB, boot it and choose graphical install.
>How do I reduce a volume on windows 10?
-Start/Admin tools/Computer management
-Find Disk management
-Pick a partition (you should pick the largest one), right click, reduce volume
-Reduce it in order to leave 30-40bg unassigned. That's more than enough for Debian and any other GNULinux distro. Follow on screen instructions.
>How do I make a live USB?
-Download the ISO you want
-get Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/
-run it and follow on screen instructions.
>How do I boot into my liveUSB?
-once your liveUSB is ready, plug it in.
-reboot your pc
-inmediately, look for some text saying "hit FX key for temporary boot options" or similar
-pick your usb, you're done.
When asked about partitions, choose "auto assign free space" or the option that sounds closer to that. Can't remember exactly. It will use the unassigned space you left earlier and create all necessary partitions for you.
You REALLY shouldn't go for Debian as your first GNULinux distro though. It's fairly easy to install but once you've done it you WILL run into trouble that's gonna be hard to fix if you're new. Consider Linux Mint, it's the most popular distro for a reason. Debian is great but you really need patience to use it.
Check /flt/ here on /g/ for further help.
Looks like somebody's switching to big boy pants a little too soon.