Re: Want to dual boot on 64 bit Toshiba
If you decide to dual boot after trying 11.10 then I suggest you install onto it's own hard drive. This is why:-
Ubuntu issues are nearly always easily fixed but Windows can be a real pain due to licence requirements getting in the way. Dual booting involves a menu offering either OS (the boot loader menu is part of GRUB boot loader). If you put GRUB onto the hard drive that you install Ubuntu on, then the Windows drive and it's boot loader is unaffected. In your cmos (start up BIOS menu) point the first bootable hard drive to the one you loaded Ubuntu on.
Now if Ubuntu plays up, you want to remove it or sell it etc, you simply point the first bootable drive to Windows and reformat the drive you had Ubuntu on.
I have dual booted for years and now just run Ubuntu all the time. I did find Windows to be an issue from time to to time however and finally settled on the dual hard drives solution.
You can always install Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows in a separate partition. I am simply saying that the dual hard drive solution will probably give you less future grief.
Have fun, you wouldn't get me back to Windows if you paid me now!
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