Re: I'm a straight up noob and I am about to make my laptop a duel boot.
Yes it will, but your best bet since your somewhat experienced is to make a "/" (root) a "/home" and a "/swap" partition.. Use the manual partition option and those 3 and don't be afraid to use ext4 it's super stable now.
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