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Installation of Ubuntu 16.10 or 16.04 in Windows 10 or 8 (in Dual-Boot)Ubuntu 16.10 is released, which supports for 9 months i.e., till July, 2017. Whereas, Canonicalproduced Ubuntu 16.04, which has a support of five years.The following section provides all thesteps that are required to install both Ubuntu 16.10 as well as Ubuntu 16.04, in the dual-boot of aMicrosoft OS, which is already installed with Windows 10. Therefore, the following steps arebased on the assumption that your systems have either Windows 8.1 or 8 (Cezar & Posts, 2017).Note the following points(Cezar & Posts, 2017):a)If your system hardware makes use of UEFI, in such case change it to EFI settings. Then,ensure to disable the feature called as “Secure Boot.”b)If there is no OS installed in the system, then make sure to complete the installation ofMicrosoft Windows followed by either Ubuntu 16.04 or 16.10. In this case, whileformatting the hard disk, during the installation of Windows ensure to provide space forthe disk with minimum 20 GB. This will help for future use, i.e., to install Ubuntu.RequirementsFirst, download the following (Cezar & Posts, 2017):1)Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop2)Ubuntu 16.04 DesktopStep-1: Dual-Boot Preparation for the Windows Systema)Initially, allocate free space in the computer’s hard disk, if the system has madeinstallation on the single partition. Then login, as an administrator into windows system.Next, on the Start Menu right click. Then, select the Command Prompt (Admin) option.This will take you to the Windows Command Line.1
b)Then in the command prompt, in CLI type as “diskmgmt.msc”, this will allow to open theDisk Management utility. Next, on C: partition right click and choose the “ShrinkVolume” option. This will help in resizing the partition. The following images shows thesame steps:2
c)Later, on the Shrink C:, make sure to enter the required space (in MB) to be shrinked. Itshould have minimum 20000 MB, based on the partition size of “C:” Next, click on the“Shrink” button. This will begin partitioning as per the user requirements.NOTE: The following figure is just for the demonstration purpose, because the taken valuefor shrinking the space is less comparatively.After completing the resize operation, the hard drive will have new unallocated space. Keep it asit is and next reboot the system. Rebooting will help to continue the installation of Ubuntu16.04.3
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