SSD - OK to Dual boot W7 & Linux ? Tags: Dual Boot Linux Storage Last response: October 16, 2012 1:13 PM in Storage Share 2danny9 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, Danny. 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! More about : ssd dual boot linux jemm a b G Storage October 16, 2012 12:57:07 PM 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 https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives How to maximise SSD performance with Linux http://apcmag.com/how-to-maximise-ssd-performance-with-... Linux on Solid State Drives http://www.ab9il.net/linux/solid-state-drives1.html captainblacko October 16, 2012 1:02:41 PM i run Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on mine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 2danny9 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 https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives How to maximise SSD performance with Linux http://apcmag.com/how-to-maximise-ssd-performance-with-... Linux on Solid State Drives http://www.ab9il.net/linux/solid-state-drives1.html 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 Thanks jemm! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumProblems installing w7 on my SSD ForumDual Boot ( W7 & Ubuntu) from seperate SSD 's? Or should I go mSATA? ForumDual Boot Xp and W7 ForumDual boot problem ForumReinstalling W7 on a SSD ForumReinstalling W7 on SSD - Issues? ForumW7 , OS disk RAID 1 or not? SSD , VRaptor, or Momentus XT ForumCpu 1,6 Ram 3gb. Should W7 run ok ? ForumHow to install win 7 pro 64 and win xp 32 in RAID1 & as dual boot ? ForumBoot disk dilemma - SSD or VelociRaptor? ForumDual-boot ...which one?! ForumHow do you boot up 2 Seperate HD on same PC with xp and w7 ForumDual boot dual drives questions... ForumDual boot dual drives ForumHow many gigs does W7 use HDD/ SSD space? ForumNew builder. How to install W7 to SSD ForumW7 64x freezes 1hr after startup ForumDual Booting SSD + HDD ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumSSD total writes. Is it safe? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !