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    Linux Installation !


    Hi everyone,

    I am first time in my life going to install Linux because i will have a subject in my semester. I want to know do i need a separate harddisk for it? I have 500GB drive should i add one just for Linux? Second Question is Which version i will start from ? Please guide
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    https://www.virtualbox.org/
    Then download an ISO of a Linux distribution of your choice.

    Or
    VmWare player
    + example machine

    Both of these approaches will allow you to run both your Windows OS and the guest OS at the same time, complete with file sharing capabilities, copy/paste etc.

    It saves having to buy another hard disk, or take the somewhat risky step of repartitioning your disk to support dual booting.
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    windows 8


    Does it run alongside with windows 8?
    If i add another harddisk so its ok to do that ? because i think it needs alot of space comsumed by Linux. My developer friend told me Fedora its best for beginners.

    What would happen if there are two harddisk and with two operating systems. Does it show Dual Operating system options?
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    Download VirtualBox suggested above by salem and then install the distro of your choice.

    There is really no need to install a second hard drive purely to install Linux. As you already have a 500GB drive, I'm sure that you can spare 25 - 50GB for an install.

    FWIW, you can do a minimal install and that takes less space, a lot less than 5GB. But, as you're new to Linux in general I recommend a larger space so you can install any extra packages you want to experiment with.
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    I got it ... Thanks for information and guidance friends !
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    You no need to separate your harddisk.You may download virtual box and install there Linux ,it is easy to use as application software and no chance to lost your data.Just give a particular path to virtual box.

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