How to Install Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 Alongside With Windows 10 or 8 in Dual-Boot

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135 Responses

  1. TG says:

    Quick question, I have a lenovo Thinkpad 11e, with a docking station, is it better to do the install with this hooked up or not hooked up and then add it later?


    • Ravi Saive says:


      I think you can easily install Ubuntu 16.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 with dual boot with Windows on your Lenovo Thinkpad 11e

  2. Tropie says:

    Thanks a lot for the exact description of the procedure.

    I’ve a 2010 Sony Vaio with Pentium i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 1TSSD HD, operative system windows10 and about 500GB of free space on the HD.

    I’ve some questions for you, which partition you can suggest me? 30000 MB for root and 200000 for Home should be fine or I should do a swap partition with this setting?

    Which is the best way to do it?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Linux installation needs three partitions, root, home and swap, these three partitions are must for installation, you can take home as optional if you want..

      root: 30000MB is fine
      home: 20000MB is fine
      swap: 4000MB (should always double of RAM, but 4GB is fine here.)

    • Matei Cezar says:

      If you have 500Gb available you can use 50Gb for /(root) partition and the rest for users /home partition. Swap is not required at 8Gb of RAM but if you mentioned you have a SSD you can create 4GB of RAM for swap.

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