How to Create a Partition and Put Linux in Windows Effectively

Hi, I'm not familiar with Linux at the moment, but I need to install it for work. I have a new desktop with a 1TB HDD. I've installed Windows 10 on it and I am trying to create a partition for a later installation of Ubuntu 16.04.3. Is this possible? How can I do this? How much space should I leave for the Linux installation? Any help would be appreciated.

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Cici· Answered on Jul 08, 2024

Hi, I think I can help you. It is possible to install Linux on a computer that already has Windows 10 installed. You can create a separate partition for the Linux installation. The first step you should take is to check how much free space there is on your existing hard drive. Then, you can use the built-tool Disk Management to create a partition for your Linux.

Here is a guide for you:

Step 1. Choose Disk Management from the start menu. It will show all the hard drives on your PC.

Step 2. Right-click the partition you stored your Windows 10 in (usually the C drive).

Step 3. Select "Shrink volume" from the pop-up menu. Enter the amount of space you want for the Linux installation. (We recommend you leave at least 10 GB for Linux. It is better to have a lot more than 10 GB.)

Note: The number you put is in MB (megabytes) instead of GB (gigabytes). One GB is equal to 1024 MB. Do the maths correctly. 

Step 4. Click "Shrink" to begin.

After the process is complete, you will get the unallocated space. However, the shrink option can sometimes be greyed out in Disk Management, and it can be hard to tackle the issue. To make things easier, I recommend a reliable tool for dealing with partitions, which is called EaseUS Partition Master Professional. I found the tool very effective in resizing, moving, or extending the partitions. You can adjust the partition freely according to your needs.

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Here is how you create a partition with EaseUS Partition Master:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. Right-click on your C drive and select "Resize/Move".

Step 2. Use your mouse to drag the end of the target partition to shrink space. Click "OK" to continue.

Note: At least 10 GB is needed for the Linux installation.

Step 3. Click "Execute Task" and "Apply" to keep all changes.

Within a few clicks, a new partition is created for your Linux. It's not hard, right? It is less likely to encounter the issue of can't shrink volume using this tool. I hope EaseUS Partition Master can meet your requirements.

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