I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long as I can have this computer run lua so I can practice programming and software development (I have nothing to save), I don't care if I need to re-install an operating system from scratch.
My goal: Get Windows 10 Technical Preview up and running in any way possible so I can have fun helping the Windows 10 team's development. If I need to buy a bigger disc to fit it on, let me know what disc I need to get.
Short story: I followed a Windows 7 from Ubuntu guide, hoping it would all work for Windows 10 Technical Preview from Linux Mint 17.1.
My steps that got me here:
- Download Windows 10 .iso
- Mount to 700MB CD-RW !fails- disc too small
- Mount to 16GB USB
- Restart computer -> BIOS: set boot to USB !fails- look at 2.
- USB not on priority list
- USB is below that on optional boot list !fails- "Error 15: File not found"
- move USB to different slot, same fail each time
- Follow How to install Windows 7 from Ubuntu without burning a disc - Ubuntu Sharing
- Download grub4dos via guide's link
- Extract to Downloads folder
sudo mv /my/grub.exe/is/here /root
- GParted: create new 4GB NTFS partition !fails- option is gray/can't click
- Restart computer -> BIOS: set boot to CD
- MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.0: create new 4GB NTFS partition
sudo mount /my/iso/is/here /mnt -o loop!fails- "mount: block device /my/iso/is/here is write-protected, mounting read-only"
- Come here to cry.