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How to: Disk partitioning for Linux and Windows dual-booting

If you don’t know what MBR, GPT or EFI mean, don’t worry: it basically means the laptop disk I use will be very similar to most computers purchased with Windows 7 or older, but not like one with Windows 8 or Windows 10.

In order to understand disk partitioning and make really good, informed decisions about this part of installing Linux, a lot of underlying information is required.