Never built a dual boot before (Debian/Vista) - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Jesse, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    I have to replace the laptop hard disk so I'm going to try my first dual
    boot, of Linux + Windows.

    Any recommendations on the procedure?

    For Linux, I've used Ubuntu (10.7) and Centos (6.4), and I definitely do
    NOT want Centos ever again as it is just too hard to find modern user
    applications. All the talk of the latest Canonical spyware bothers me.

    So, I think I'll try either Debian or Fedora, probably Debian, since
    my key requirement is a typical set of desktop apps without spyware.

    For Windows, I have Vista and WinXP installation disks which are not
    on any other system, so I think I'll go with the slightly newer Vista.

    The hard disk is a 500Mb drive, which, I'll partition, I guess,
    arbitrarily at half for Linux and half for Windows (unless you have
    a better idea).

    My question?
    Q: What are the unseen gotchas I should know about?


    Note: Googling, I will likely try to follow one of these DIYs:
    https://wiki.debian.org/WindowsDualBoot
    http://forums.justlinux.com/showthread.php?148963-Installing-Debian-on-
    Windows-XP-Machine-Hard-Drive-Partitioning
     
    Jesse, Aug 5, 2013
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