My final set up is Windows 10 (about 42GB) and Xubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (about 20GB). Everything runs fine so far.drdtyc wrote: ↑ I swiped the eMMC drive and installed Xubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (which is based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS but with the Xfce desktop environment).
Now I have a second thought. I have reinstalled Windows 10 Home to the whole eMMC disk. The eMMC disk has about 19GB occupied by Windows 10. I will next install a light weight Linux distro, e.g. Bodhi Linux, which is based on Ubuntu, but which can work comfortably with 15GB disk space (this is already 3 x the minimum disk space required by such a Linux distro). This would let Windows 10 has the rest which is about 45GB, which is more than 2 x of the base Winbdows 10 of 19GB. I think this setup will work fine and I will have the best of both worlds.
I will find a low profile micro SD adapter fitted with a micro SD card as an external drive permantly plugged in to the SD card slot. I can transfer documents to this microSD while running one OS. Then boot up the second OS and transfer documents back to it for use. Such a method avoids any cloud based transfer of documents between the two OS's.
Still having this problem of the laptop booting up automatically to Windows 10.
I have to press esc key during boot up and then press F9 key to manually select OS Boot Manager (UEFI) - Ubuntu which is the second entry in the selection menu. Incidentally OS Boot Manager (UEFI) - Windows is the first entry in that same selection menu. I cannot find a way to swap these two entries and save the revised sequence permanently.
Not a big deal. But I would love to hear anyone who has a dual OS set up like me and who could make this laptop to boot automatically to Ubuntu. Please do share if you can. Thanks!