>be me >be nerd >decide to install ubuntu 16.04 lts alongside windows >goes completely fine
Try fixing the windows mbr.
The only linux installer that just werked™ for me was the one manjaro uses, not sure what's the name but I could even install GRUB in a separate partition and leave the windows MBR active with an entry to GRUB
>Fucks up the easiest Linux install >"i-it must be the program!" >"it cant have been my fault, because Im in STEM!"
I've been a Linux user for 5 years now and I have never ran into an issue that either wasn't my fault or could't be easily fixed
heres a quick link back where you're probably more used to posting
>I work in STEM You might, but it takes a special idiocy or gypsy level curse to fuck up a simple ubuntu install. >Real engineers use windows and matlab. Scientist working at a university here. Nope, MATLAB is pretty much dead. Linux and NumPy/SciPy is what we all use.
Something to do with Windows and UEFI being intentionally unfriendly to linux and GRUB.
And BTW it wasn't irreparably fucked.
it's like you're autistic AND retarded
Linux is simple it just takes a genius to understand its simplicity
Ubuntu installer installs grub (a bootloader)
Linux loaders, going all the way back to LILO, have always liked to destroy MBRs at the slightest smell of something they can't handle. It's a feature.
Linux is only good when you strip down everything and run only a single service on it. There's a good reason why the entire enterprise business world relegates linux to single tasks. It's lightweight, simple, and easy to fix if something goes wrong.
On the desktop though, Windows is lightyears ahead of any shoehorned haphazard freetard DE that fucks itself over on a regular basis even in the hands of "experienced" users. As much as you see freetards shit on Microsoft, they still have far better unity, QC, QA, and testing for Windows than any distro ever will.
>Linux >work This is the fundamental misunderstanding that Jow Forumsays have.
>>it's the users fault when software is obviously shitty. It's the users fault for not reading the manual. Illiterate cuck
That's normal for linux. Usually installing straight to a disk works no problem, but 1/3rd of the time a dual boot setup will break somehow.
Sometimes it's not even linux that does it, I've had lenovo's bios fuck around and disable wifi on me when I installed linux, and I've seen windows completely delete a linux install for literally no reason.
yea because you totally know a lot about working with computers
Windows is pretty cancerous You can't even install Windows 10 on a drive that isn't set as the primary not disk
Dual booting seems like a dead concept now. Windows and Linux MBR/BL fight with each other and run a high risk of losing the volume. It's fucking ridiculous.
The only headache-free way to go about this now is just having a separate Linux machine.
I'm using Linux, because windows 10 keeps fucking my laptop with EVERY GOD-DAMNED UPDATE! Thank Christ for backups.
The constant failure to boot into desktop after an update has gone too fucking far. Now we see if Linux is even half as bad.
Lemme guess nigga, you chose to install the bootloader on the wangblows partition?
Or using EFI boot Nigga seriously, it's 2018
>QC, QA, and testing for Windows This has never existed
>want to try linux >look up a guide >cant even install any linux on ntfs Why would anyone want to wipe all their data to switch to a sub optimal OS?
>decide I want to dual boot Fedora >decrease size of Window's partition from within Windows >insert bootable USB >use one of the installer's tools to create the necessary partitions for Fedora (could've also used the automatic tool) >restart >everything works This worked with Win7, Win8.1 and Win10, ranging from somewhat old to new hardware. Are you sure you didn't just delete some important Windows partition without knowing what you are doing? I mean, they usually pop up a warning, but there are people who close them without reading them first.
Maybe you should have partitioned manually and not clicked on auto partitioning like a retard. Using UEFI on a win and linux dualboot can be problematic, but whenever ive tried it, the problem has been that the computer refuses to boot into grub and will boot directly into windows without asking, no matter what bolt options i choose. I always have to boot using the fucking EFI console. Windows is a cunt.