I'm going to a LAN tomorrow, however, they all use windows and we're planning on playing some games that are only for windows. I have a laptop with a pretty SDD of 60GB with Ubuntu that works perfect so far. However, with a partition of windows+game, the space might become a problem. So I was thinking about doing this, but wanted to know if it was going to work before spending 2+ hours by asking here.
I have my original 256GB HDD. If I install windows there from the actual laptop, can I swap then to Ubuntu seamlessly by just swapping the HDD for the SSD? The only info I could find in google was changing the HDD from one computer to another, which would not work for the devices installed, but since this would use 2 different disks for the same computer (physically changing them), I thought it might work.
So, my question is, will Ubuntu and Windows run after installing Windows in that way? My main concern has to do with the BIOS getting modified by a not so play-along windows and not letting me boot Ubuntu then, but I'm not sure how that works and I am not aware of other potential problems. Are you?
- Tried both Wine and VirtualBox; none worked.
- I don't want to delete Ubuntu. It works like a charm for my daily use.
- It's fine physically swapping SSD for HHD and back in the laptop; it will likely be done once or twice in its lifetime.