CT320: Windows Installation and Dual Boot
- Learn how to install Windows.
- Learn that order is important.
- Power up the system and press F9 to load the boot menu.
- Select CD drive from the menu after inserting your Windows 7
Installation Disk. Boot in “legacy” mode, not in “EFI” mode.
- Select English as the language, Mountain Time as the time zone
and US as the keyboard.
- Select "Custom (advanced)" in the installation wizard and proceed.
- Delete all existing partitions. All of them!
- Let the installation proceed.
- After the installation completes:
- Select "ct320-X" as the system name, where X is the system number
ct320 as your username and password
- Select "Use recommended settings" for updates.
- Reboot your system
- Observe that we cannot boot to Linux.
- That’s because we overwrote it. It’s gone!
- It wouldn’t have worked, anyway. Windows does not play well
- We will need to reinstall Linux.
- Boot from a Linux installation disk.
- There should be two NTFS partitions.
The larger one is the Windows partition, the other is the Windows
- Shrink the Windows partition to 50GB.
- Mount the Windows partition as
- Ignore the smaller one.
- Use the unallocated space to create:
- a 10GB swap partition
/home, each using half of the remaining space
- Set up networking, per Installation & Configuration.
- Set up user
ct320, per Configuration.
Sharing Files from Linux to Windows
Log in to Linux, and do this command to copy a file to the
sudo cp ~/.bashrc /Windows/Users/ct320/Desktop/bashrc.txt
Now, boot to Windows, log in as user ct320,
and make sure that file is on the desktop.
- Boot to one OS.
- Show that OS to the TA.
- Demonstrate that you can reboot to the other OS.