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I have Windows 8.1 32-bit on my PC and I want to install Kali Linux 1.0.8 64-bit or Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my PC (my PC can run a 64-bit OS). I need GRUB2 to install the OS to my bootloader but I can't find the page to download and install it. Is it just for Linux or can I install it on my Windows system? I have a program called WinGrub but I don't know how to use it. How can I Get GRUB2 on my system?

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  • You do not need to get GRUB2 separately. This bootloader comes with Linux and will allow you to dual boot (give an option to select between Windows & Linux at start-up). So just install Linux, it will take care of the rest.
    – Prasanna
    Jul 28, 2014 at 19:17
  • What do I do to dual boot? Jul 28, 2014 at 19:18
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    Great. Please install Ubuntu or Kali Linux. This installation will provide you with GRUB2 boot loader.
    – Prasanna
    Jul 28, 2014 at 19:23
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    Please ensure that you have empty partitions to install linux. When you pass through installation screens - be careful when you select the HDD and its partitions you will select for Linux. Recently, I helped someone install Windows 7 back because he had totally wiped his Windows installation with Linux.
    – Prasanna
    Jul 28, 2014 at 19:49
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    Click on "Custom" when you select the partition for linux installation. Create two partitions out of the 19GB space. First is "/" or "root" and next is "SWAP". How much RAM do you have? Say if it is 4 GB -then you have to create a swap partition of size 4 GB and the remaining 15 GB you can use for "/" (root) partition.
    – Prasanna
    Jul 28, 2014 at 19:53

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If you install Linux, during the process of installation - GRUB boot loader will be installed to your system. This boot loader will allow you to dual boot between Windows and Linux

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