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So, ASU requires the use of the "Respondus Lockdown Browser" for exams. And guess what. It doesn't support Linux. Heck, it even detects if it's running under a VM so I have no choice but to install Windows.
Luckily ASU provides a free Windows License.
I'm just scared that windows will mess up my Linux installation. I have Linux on a SSD, and an extra HDD for files, where I'll install windows. Hopefully noting blows up.

@kensp in my experience as long as you use a bootloader that can deal with it you're fine. I've installed Windows 10 next to Arch multiple times; never had issues with the configuration (using rEFInd as my bootloader).

Sucks about the program though. Good luck on your exams!

@aetios
I'm using UEFI, and ill be installing windows on a different physical disk. So it affect the bootloader. But windows is windows.

@kensp Windows Installer WILL overwrite your bootloader. Just make sure you have a live CD of your distro to restore it

@kensp god damn, really? UA didn't require anything like that

@matt
We needed that for the math placement tests too. It basically records your webcam and microphone, and prevents you from opening any windows when writing the exam.

@kensp @matt Could you run it under Wine? I know that's not ideal, ESPECIALLY for a browser, but is it not at the very least possible?

@Batcastle @matt
It's a fairly complicated process to run it under wine. (since you need to modify the executable or something)
Plus I don't wanna risk my grades...
It would feel dirty running windows on a system76, though

@kensp @Batcastle Now that I think about it, there was one class at UA where they insisted on a similar program to take exams. I flat out told them that my computer doesn't even have a webcam or microphone, so therefore I could not meet the requirements of the app.

Which is true...if you are talking my desktop computer ;)

Also because I was an online student, they wanted me to send in a scan of my gov't ID. No f'ing way.

I opted instead to do an in-person proctor.

Maybe you can do that?

@matt @Batcastle this is going to be a in person exam. We'll just be using our own laptops.

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