Hello, title is possibly confusing so here's the detail.
Please read thru to end, I don't want to waste your time.
We have a new Lenovo laptop, cheap end with soldered on everything model: E5 ABA.
Comes with Win 11 which is a pain but to preempt questions, I need to keep it as several vendors only work with MS products.
I had Zorin 15 running on my mainframe in Beijing with OS on one SSD and home on other. I am now in UK, took my SSD's which are now in USB cases with me so I can - hopefully - still use my mainframe here. (It's a bit bulky to pack in "Checked Luggage.")
Clearly I can't just "plug and play" as WIn recognises the disks - beebs when USB inserted - but of course won't read them as it is a "foreign" O/S.
So my plan is to install a new Zorin alongside Win 11 and use my existing home disk as ..... errr home!
I've gone through the INSTALL procedure a few times but am confused when it comes to partitioning - I can see and know how to shrink the Samsung disk installed and set it as Linux partition, but for the life of me I can't seem to be able to set home SSD as home - which is usually easy enough in Linux.
To add to frustration, the BIOS page is extremely limited, seems not a lot of user input or modification possible.
I CAN see the 1.5 TB disk (home) but it seems the only choice I have is to set it as main drive O/S which will delete all content and defeat the purpose.
I've (quickly) read this post, but not sure it helps me.
Is there quick and dirty SUDO in terminal which can teach Win to use the Linux drives sans a new install?
Ideally I would like to turn on the machine, use F12 to select the Linux USB drive as a boot choice.
Right now, F12 gives me either built in Samsung or Network.
Thanks to anyone who can shed some light, but please, not to complex, I still get lost around Linux!