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I am new to Linux (besides briefly messing around with it over 10 years ago) and I have some questions about setting up dual boot with Windows 7. Basically I am looking for the best way to get up and running so if you have other suggestions that would be better than what I list below please let me know!
So my new SSD just came about 5 minutes ago so I'll be installing that today as my boot drive. My "plan" was to install Windows 7 from my USB first and get that all set up and then after all that, partition the SSD and install Ubuntu. Is there any downside to doing it this way? Once Windows is set up do I just use the built in "Disk Management" to partition the drive or when I boot from the Ubuntu installer is there an option there to partition the drive similar to how there is when going through windows setup?
This might not be directly related but is there anything special I need to do to this new SSD before installing windows? It's my first SSD. Should I connect it as a second drive first and use Windows "Disk Management" to format it? OR just install it as my main drive and get right to installing windows? Or should I install it as my second drive and partition it first thing with Disk Management?
As you can see I'm not sure of the best ways to set this all up or if it even really matters. Any input would be appreciated of what is the best way to go about this and why it's better than another way.