I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have already read through a lot of material, but found nothing for quite what I am looking to do, and I am not sure how or where I should start.
I have a 120GB solid state drive on which I want to locate the windows and linux OS, as well as other applications that would benefit from the SSD.
I additionally have a 1TB hard drive that I want to use for data/storage.
From what I have read, I understand that I will need to partition the drive(s) or use Logical Volume Management to set up the dual boot environment that I envision. I hope to share the data stored on the 1TB hard drive between the two operating systems, but if this is not feasible then splitting the 1TB hard drive into two or more smaller partitions would be fine.
I have previously installed windows to the SSD and 'migrated' the User's folder to my 1TB data drive (without manually setting up a partition or anything). This worked fine for a while, but the system proved unstable and no longer works, except in 'safe mode'. I have all of my data backed up, so I intend on "starting over" and re-installing windows along with ubuntu. I don't want to keep anything that is currently on the ssd or hdd.
–I have a 120 GB solid state drive I want to put Windows 7 and Ubuntu on.
–I have a 1TB hard disk drive that I want to use as data storage for the two operating systems.
–What is the best way of going about this? I want the system to be as stable as possible while maximizing the benefits of using an SSD to boot from/run applications.
+ Any advice or information would be appreciated!