Question Dual boot Windows 10 and Fedora on Laptop with SSD set to MBR

Bad bear

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Hi All,

I'm looking to set up a dual boot between Windows 10 and Fedora, but my SSD is set to MBR.

From all the videos I have seen, when creating the bootable USB using Rufus, they all set it to GPT. In my situation I'm guessing, I would have to set it as MBR.

Will doing this cause any issues with the dual boot between the two operating systems or will it be fine?

Any advice or suggestion is much appreciated (sorry if this is a dumb question)

Thanks,
 

Colif

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win 10 can install on MBR or GPT, so if the other OS needs one of those in particular, you can set up Rufus to install as MBR - See case B here - https://www.wintips.org/how-to-burn-transfer-windows-10-iso-to-usb-using-rufus/

Or just use the media creation tool to make an installer - download the Windows 10 media creation tool and use it to make a win 10 installer on USB - the installer made by Media creation tool works on both MBR or GPT.

Help with dual boot steps =https://itsfoss.com/dual-boot-fedora-windows/


Ideally you change boot method in bios to legacy to stop win 10 installer seeing you have the ability to use GPT, as it really prefers it to MBR.

It shouldn't make any difference unless any of your drives are bigger than 2.tb as MBR can't access more than that on a drive. GPT can access 18.8 million tb on a drive, so its not limited as much as MBR is.
 
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