Is install alongside safe

So I’m a windows user
When i know about KDE I wanna to install in my real pc
When i got into partitions tab i tried manual partitioning but I’m new so i don’t know much
There’s is another option called “install alongside”
Because im dual boot i don’t know if the windows is gone after i picked install alongside
GTX 1050
intel core i5 8th gen
8GB ram
Micron 1100 SATA 512GB

Partition I’m using:

Yes it’s completely safe.

While this should do no harm to your existing system(s), it is highly recommended that you make a complete backup of all your important data before you do operations like partition resizing etc., to ensure you’re on the safe site if anything unexpectedly goes wrong.


Attention - you could run into problems with the KDE neon installation ISOs at the moment:
Neon […] ISO broken

Better wait until a new one is released…

Otherwise what @janr said.

If you have no experience with Linux at all it could be an adventurous point in time to start with KDE neon, because Plasma 6.0.0 was released some days ago and is shipped with KDE neon - you will encounter bugs.

I sincerely appreciate the work of the KDE neon team, but consider waiting until at least the 6.0.1 version of Plasma is shipped on the KDE neon installation ISO.
Or try something more “semi-conservative” like Fedora KDE Spin or TUXEDO OS or something more “conservative” like Kubuntu first…

And be aware that using an Nvidia card with Linux requires extra, informed, steps.

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my recommend would be to prepare the disk partitions before you use the installer and then use the replace partition option (making triple sure you know which one to pick).

if you are not familar with how disk partitions are named or if you are unsure of what each partition contains then i would be reluctant to just let the installer make these choices.

to prep the disk, boot to windows first and follow the many guides on how to shirk your windows install to it’s minimum size… this insures you don’t bork your windows install from using an outside partition manager like the installer pictured.

also while doing this step its a good idea to create a separate windows data partition and move all of your windows data to the “D: drive” so it’s easier to back up that way.

now that you have your windows OS partition as small as possible and all your important windows data on a separate partition, you are ready to make a linux partition in the unallocated space.

you can make the partition from within windows or use gparted, it doesn’t really matter as the installer will replace it anyway… you can probably just leave it unallocated.

then boot up your live USB and do the linux install.

My recommendation is to use an entirely different disk.

That way you minimize the risk of borking anything.

OP does not seem to possess enough knowledge to start doing these things, no offense meant to op.
But I suspect OP does NOT want to end up in a situation where none of the systems can boot.