Linux the EASY Way

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Have you ever wanted to try LINUX without changing your existing Windows installation? Most LINUX installation techniques expect you to re-partition your main hard disk drive, and they advise against proceeding unless you first make a full backup of your Windows disk and all of your Windows applications, data, and media. While that advice is certainly prudent, it can also be a big, intimidating task.

In this series of video clips, I will show you exactly how I prefer to install Linux the EASY way, with no impact on my existing Windows installation at all! I do this by purchasing a low-cost USB Hard disk drive and storing LINUX on it. If that disk drive is NOT connected to my computer, it will boot up into Windows exactly as if I had never experimented with LINUX. However, if I connect that disk drive to one of my USB2 ports before switching on my computer, it will boot into LINUX.

Today's modern LINUX systems include the powerful "WINE" Windows emulator so that they can run almost any Windows application. I'll also be showing that!  Let's get started.....

Click on the video frames below, one-by-one, to see exactly how I do this. The video clips on this page introduce the project and then proceed to show how I boot up from a "LINUX Live" CDROM, test for compatibility, connect my new USB hard disk drive, partition and format it in preparation for the LINUX installation, and install LINUX on it, including a boot-up menu that will let me choose Windows instead of LINUX in subsequent boot-up events. At the end of the video clips on this page, I've removed the installation CDROM and shut down my computer in preparation for testing the hard disk LINUX installation. Proceed to Page 02 to see what comes next....