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I am a beginner.

I need to know how to make a dual booting for Windows 7 and Linux mint, with internal HDD and external SSD?

I would like to use a new SSD, with caddy DVD/ SSD, in order to boot Linux Mint from it.

How to make partition on SSD -on caddy- ?

Then, how to create a bootable SSD ISO Partition on it for Linux mint for Windows, and how to apply it?

  • What's "Caddy DVD/SSD"? – omer Jun 25 at 6:03
  • Is Win 7 already installed? When you say caddy DVD/SSD, is this something like a bay where you plug in either a DVD or SSD (but not both at the same time)? What media would you use to boot the Mint session for installation (a flash drive)? You're probably aware that support for Win 7 will end in half a year. After that it will be risky to use it, particularly to go online. Are you factoring in plans for dealing with that? What parts of the process are you already familiar with? How big is the SSD? In general, the typical sequence would be to install Windows first (cont'd) – fixer1234 Jun 25 at 6:22
  • if it is not already installed. Then boot a Mint live session. In the live session, partition the SSD as desired (depending on size, you could have separate partitions for root, home, and swap, perhaps one for creating snapshots with Timeshift or a similar program). If you want to share files between Windows and Mint, you might carve out a partition on one of the drives and format it with a filesystem both OSes handle well). Then you'd install Mint from the live session. Specify where to put things yourself rather than using the installer wizard to avoid surprises. (cont'd) – fixer1234 Jun 25 at 6:23
  • Have it put GRUB on the SSD. Set the computer's boot order to check the SSD first. That's basically it. If you are totally unfamiliar with all of this, there is a lot of detail you should know for each piece of the process, and personal decisions you will need to make. Covering everything in detail would be beyond the intended scope of a question on a Q&A site. You would want to do a lot of online reading, review tutorials, etc. If you have specific questions about pieces of the process or choices, each might make a question of the intended scope. – fixer1234 Jun 25 at 6:23
  • Yes, I have already windows 7, which I am familiar with it. – Makram Zaki Shenouda Jun 25 at 6:49

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