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Prepare your computer for booting Linux

September 26, 2017 — BarryK

The end-goal is that I will explain how to install Easy Linux on your desktop PC or laptop, alongside Windows or other Linux distributions, which is known as "dual booting". However, at the very beginning, you have a computer with Windows installed, and there are some basic steps to take to prepare it for dual-booting. That's what this page is about. In other words, read this page FIRST.

I recently (September 2017) purchased a mini-PC, a Mele PCG35 Apo, very inexpensive at just US$179 including international postage (in Australian dollars, I paid about $235). Quite fast CPU, excellent specs, Win10, passively-cooled. I will probably do a mini-review soon, anyway, here is a photo: