Comments on: Partitioning to dual boot Linux and Windows walkthrough Government is stupid. Discover a better way to organize society. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:10:06 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jim Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:46:22 +0000 You don’t need to buy Partition Magic, and I would use Linux Parted Magic anyway. You can download it and burn it to a disk for free. Make sure your burner can extract the ISO. Most Linux installs will partition the hard drive for you during installation. Any Ubuntu or OS based on Ubuntu will partition the hard drive for you when you install. There will be a page to overwrite Windows or install Linux along side Windows, just pick ” install alongside”. It is pretty easy, but read up a little. Sometimes you have to chose the “root” account yourself. (Yes Windows has a root account, they just don’t want you to know that). Most will put the Linux OS besides Windows automatically. Look at to find Operating systems based on Ubuntu. The biggest thing to remember before stating the partition and install is to De-fragment Windows before starting. Linux does not need to be De-fragmented. Again, back up, and good luck