Tutorial: Installing Linux alongside an existing Windows Installation (Dual Boot)

Background A friend of mine requests a tutorial of installing Linux alongside an existing Windows installation so here you go. It is not hard but can be tricky at times. No one wants to spend a day troubleshooting the dual boot setup. The Big Picture Assume that you have a disk (HDD or SSD, doesn’t matter) 100% allocated to a partition (NTFS or whatever) with Windows installed. We need to prepare the installation USB drive, shrink the partition, then boot from the USB drive and install your favorite Linux distro, in this case, Linux Mint or Ubuntu.

Revisiting Qt (Again): Compiling Qt in Windows

Last time when I compile Qt, I really thought that it would be the last time. No, it isn’t. A user reported that Penguin Subtitle Player cannot be used under a 32-bit OS. Of course! I compiled it in a 64-bit environment. Time to compile Qt (statically) again in Windows! Steps: Install the required tools: Python 2, ActivePerl, Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 Get the Qt source and decompress it Pro tip 1: Don’t use Windows built-in decompression utility because it is horribly slow.