How do I partition a 250 gb drive for a dual boot setup?
On Sat, 2011-08-20 at 01:54 -1200, sdc wrote:
> Unfortunately I have to use Windows 7 as well so I need to setup a
> dual boot.
Alternativelly to dual-boot you might want to consider running windows
as a virtual machine, using, for example, VirtualBox (there are others).
It will work just fine. After some time you end up forgetting that the
windows computer is actually a virtual machine... because is as real as
any other computer.
The process would be very simple:
1) Install Debian (use automatic partitioning and take the "everything
in same partition option")
2) Install Virtual box
3) install windows as a VM under virtual box.
I've been using this setup for about 5 years (3 years with VMware and 2
years with VirtualBox).
> This dual boot setup will run on a laptop with a 250 GB HDD and a
> Broadcom BCM4312(I tried installing debian 6 some while ago but had no
> network driver. I imagine that I need to download it using another
> computer then installing it on the laptop. From where can I get it?)
> My biggest concern is the fact that I don't know how many partitions
> to make for Debian and how large. I was thinking about making a
> windows partition of 100gb and the rest go to Debian. Please, if it's
> possible provide me with a partition scheme (that much for root, that
> much for swap, etc) and instructions of how to set the dualboot laptop
> up and running.
> Thank you and if you need other details please tell me.
> PS:I apologize if the content of the mail has already been discussed.
> I don't know how to search on a mail list. Also, I do know there is
> GOOOGLE but as a beginner I thought it was more advised to come here
> and ask questions that can help me solve this specific issue.
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