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SSD - OK to Dual boot W7 & Linux ?

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October 16, 2012 12:25:12 PM

Hi all,

I have W7-32bit installed on my Samsung 830 256GB storage device.

I want to go ahead and try to install a Linux flavor (maybe Ubuntu or Fedora).

Is this OK to do on a SSD? To dual boot?

I won't use the grub thing I would like to use the Windows one.

The SWAP for Linux not sure to do with that.

I did try Linux years ago (Ubuntu) and then I got rid of it. But I wan't to start trying again and going full out use it with the terminal etc.

Really would appricaite some advice!

Thanks all,


Sorry just forgot, for Linux beginners do you guys think either one (Fedora/Ubuntu) is good for starters? I've posted in some Linux forums to see what they think! :D 

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October 16, 2012 1:02:41 PM

i run Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on mine.
October 16, 2012 1:13:15 PM

jemm said:
Yes, you can have dual boot on a SSD -- just get into the Bios and enable Virtualization.

Mind that tweaks on Linux are different from Windows.

Linux and Solid State Drives

How to maximise SSD performance with Linux

Linux on Solid State Drives

Oh i forgot to mention I'm running a HP Noteboook, so the - BIOS is a really simplified piece of rubbish - no ACHI option is there (it is enabled by default - at least the benchmarks seem to say so, TRIM is running etc.).

Does this mean I should hold off?

Thanks for the links, going to reading them now :D 

Thanks jemm!