dual booting in legacy bios?

spintroniX

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Total linux noob, but want to get rocking with ubuntu / dual booting with win7

During the install process, it warns me that it appears I have a non UEFI OS installed, and that installing ubuntu can result in a non booting situation

I'm installing to a completely separate hard drive than my windows 7 installation, so is this really a potential issue? The warning is given before I select the partitions for installation.

Google-Fu wasn't strong enough to piece together an answer so I figured I'd ask you guys
 

spintroniX

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Got it to install by specifying legacy mode for the usb.

Here's hoping i didnt break windows :p
 

BulletDust

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It'll be fine, you can keep it in legacy mode and Windows should still boot and run no worries.
 
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