I'm interested in a high-level view of booting Linux from a partition separate from Windows using a USB bootloader.
My work computer must have Windows 10 on it because of company policy. IT is hesitant to allow a dual boot since there are several potential problems. They have instead approved use of a persistent USB Linux. However, I'm concerned about the integrity of this.
It seems the root problems with dual boot come from a shared MBR. If so, the problem ought to be overcome by, effectively, having separate MBRs.
- How might I go about installing Linux on a SSD partition and booting from USB?
- What problems can I anticipate?
- Is this a fool's errand?
It seems like the process would go something like,
- Use Windows to create a new partition
- Install Linux on the partition without an MBR
- Format and install GRUB on a USB
- Configure GRUB to point to either the Windows install or the Linux install
- Configure the BIOS to boot from USB first