Dual-boot is the process of having two (or more) operating systems installed on a computer, allowing one to be chosen during the boot process.

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Unix/Windows dualboot OS-dependent file

I'm currently in a dualboot setup, where I work in both Windows and Debian. I've set up my Android development environment to share as many files as possible to save drive space, including my ...
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Replacing Ubuntu 14.04 with Arch Linux on a dual boot Windows 10 configuration

I want to migrate to Arch Linux. I have read all about the installation process on Arch Wiki and got a fair idea about the process. But I have a doubt on how will the GRUB installed by Ubuntu behave ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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How do I add another boot entry into grub2?

So I recently switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro but I lost my bootloader. Now I don't have an entry for Windows 7 anymore. Linux and the bootloader are installed on sdb but windows lives on sda. I can'...
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Can't boot Fedora from Kali's Grub

I've had Windows 10 and Fedora 24 installed, dual-booting, and it has been fine, but I just installed Kali in the remaining 200 GB, and the bootloader it installed can't boot Fedora. If I go into my ...
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Grub Rescue 2 Problem

I recently deleted partitions containing Kali Linux and now my computer boots into grub rescue mode. When I tried to boot to Kali Live from my flash drive, there was an error with a failure to read ...
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Linux mint and windows 10 dual boot with 2 HDD

I have one ssd and two hdd. On one of the hdd I have windows 10 and on the other linux mint 17.3. When starting up grub shows up like it should but it only has linux mint as an option. If I try to ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with Ubuntu

I recently bought a new SSD drive for my PC and would like to install a version of ubuntu on it. I installed the drive and managed to get the OS on the SSD but when I boot the PC I'm given no option ...
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Booting FreeBSD using grub2 on uefi machine

I just installed FreeBSD 10.3 on an HP 450-a114. The install went smoothly with no issues. The machine has Windows 10, Linux Mint, and an LFS distro. In the past (on the older BIOS-only machines), all ...
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Ubuntu not booting

I have ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 10. It gives the purple ubuntu screen on start up. If I go to the recovery mode and then resume from there, I go on to the login page where it gets into a login loop. ...
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wlan0 and wlan1 are active but they cannot detect the Wifi Network!

My wlan0 and wlan1 are active after I installed the compat wireless 2016-26-10. They cannot detect the wifi network. I have a dual boot and when I use the same in Windows, I can detect the signal but ...
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Grub menu on reboot after removing another distro partition

I just acquired a macbook air. I dual-booted mac os with Ubuntu. It is my first time multiple-booting on a mac. I triple-booted with another Ubuntu. Ater removing the third distro, I experience some ...
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Stuck on laptop logo on statup

i had windows 10 on my laptop. Then i have added kali-linux as dual boot.On start up i would get GNU grub. But after setting my bios password i am stuck on the splash screen that is the logo of my ...
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Installing Mint over Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7

My computer dual boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I want Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. I need to keep Windows. I burned the Mint disk I need. I boot from it, and check the desktop, click Install ...
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Dual boot installation has no effect (no GRUB), Boot-Repair doesn't help

With a fresh Windows 10 machine (Lenovo H50-55) I did a dual-boot install with Fedora 23. The installation seemed to go fine, but when I rebooted it went straight to Windows as if there was no GRUB. ...
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How to uninstall Archlinux?

I have had Archlinux for quite a while dual-booted alongside my Windows 7 (bootmenu is GRUB), I would like to replace Arch with Ubuntu for now due to starting to develop games on Linux, but I have no ...
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Hibernation of a dual boot machine with a shared writable partition

This question is similar to the one about resuming from hibernate in a dual boot PC, but i do not assume here that the two systems share the swap. Even though answers to these questions would ...
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How will hibernation work in two Linux installations sharing a swap partition?

This question is a more specific "subquestion" of the one about side effects when two distros share a swap partition. What will actually happen if I install two Linux distributions on my machine with ...
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Recovering non-EFI partition with Kali Linux after installing windows 10

I successfully dual-booted and used Windows 10 and Kali Linux for some time. Then due to a failure in Windows I had to reinstall Windows 10. With that I lost the grub. Then I followed the instructions ...
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Add grub2 entries in Ubuntu

I had centOS installed in my system and after installing ubuntu the boot loader (grub2) doesn't display CentOS entry. I tried "sudo update-grub" in Ubuntu terminal but it doesn't show CentOS image. I ...
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Missing Ubuntu in boot menu after installing Cent OS 6

I had Ubuntu in my hard disk and after installing CentOS 6 on it I am not able to see Ubuntu in the boot menu. My /bootgrub/grub.conf file looks as follows: What changes do I need to make in this ...
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Using Gparted and installing Windows 10 after Linux

I recently built a computer and put LinuxMint 17.3 on it right away. I now have a free copy of Windows 10. I haven't really been able to find detailed instructions on how to install Windows while ...
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How can I successfuly port W10 files to Ubuntu? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu (Dual boot with W10) and I can see my W10 partition from inside Ubuntu with all my files. They seem fairly corrupt on the Linux side (Text editors, web browsers, Steam etc) ...
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After Debian installation, how to add Grub Entries for new/other bootable disks/installations?

I have two SSDs, one is for my Windows 7, and one is for testing and tweaking it (like installing Linux, or other operating systems...). I've already installed Windows 7 on the first SSD, and I tried ...
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How to move positions of OSes in grub 2?

I installed multiple OSes on my PC. When the grub bootloader appears, I want the order to be different. How can I change that order?
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How to rename boot options with dual boot

I have Ubuntu and Windows 10 installed side-by-side, and the BIOS tool that's installed on the computer is called "Aptio Setup Utility". How can I rename the boot options, not just for the OS I'm ...
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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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Windows backup, bootable recovery media, and bootable ubuntu media on same flash drive

I'm going to install Ubuntu side-by-side with windows 10 and I'm seeing lots of advice to back up windows onto a system image. Moreover, it looks like to be able to restore that image if something ...
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Updating drivers in Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 dualboot

I have just recently installed Ubuntu onto my Win10 Laptop on a HP Probook 4530S. Both seem to be working fine with GRUB as the bootloader. I was trying to install an upgrade to the Intel Chipset on ...
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Linux Mint not letting anything else boot

I installed Linux Mint a few days ago. I installed it on an SSD with a system partition, a home partition, and a swap partition. On another separate SSD I have Windows 10 installed. Since installing ...
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How to clean install and dual boot/multi boot windows 10 Ubuntu and Kali?

Okay so I am new to Linux, I recently tried dual booting my laptop (with 1 TB hard-disk and 4 GB RAM which can upgrade upto 16 GB which I am planning to do) with windows 10 and Ubuntu but after ...
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Dual boot windows 10 and Kali Linux unusual problems

So I just made a 70GB partition on my 1TB ssd by using the Kali Linux live CD. After I installed everything, the system booted into Kali just fine, with no problems. Although, when I try to restart ...
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Qubes does not boot on Fedora/Qubes dual-boot machine

My goal is to have a dual-boot of Qubes OS 3.1 and Fedora 23 Workstation (respin). This guy got it working on Ubuntu, but he installed Ubuntu first, while I installed Qubes first. The last resort ...
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Installing Fedora 23 alongside Windows 10; EFI partition “not valid”

I have successfully installed Windows 10 on a 3-disk (hardware) RAID 0 setup, in a 150GB NTFS partition. As part of that, and because I booted my installation media in UEFI mode, the Windows installer ...
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Trouble Boot repair

I had a problem with my grub, it didn't recognize my OS, I have installed windows, ubuntu and kali. I tried to use Boot repair in a ubuntu live cd as sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda10" apt-get purge -...
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GRUB confuses kernels/initramfs of Ubuntu and Arch Linux installation

I have a machine that used to dual-boot Ubuntu (16.04 currently) and Windows 7, with Ubuntu's GRUB as boot loader. Now I just added Arch Linux as third OS, following the official installation ...
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OpenELEC : “cp: can't stat '/flash/SYSTEM'”

I hope someone will be able to help here, I don't see much support about OpenElec... But let's try ! SO. I'm buidling an HTPC and would like to multi-boot it with OpenElec + Mint; with EFI boot. I ...
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Fedora 23 no longer bootable (GRUB: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.)

I have a dual boot on my laptop with Windows 10 and Fedora 23. Both were installed in EFI mode. It's been working fine, but I had to set the boot order to prioritize BOOTX64.EFI for it to start ...
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how to dual boot arch with win 10?

I was working on my arch linux for like two months and everything was fine until i had to install windows 10 to use some softwares, after installing windows 10 i couldn't enter my arch! there was no ...
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What is the best way to setup 3 HDDs with 3 OS on one computer?

I am building a new PC, I am a developer of whatever people want me to make, but I personally like to code games. To do this, I have a simple set of requirements: Machine must run Windows 7, to run ...
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Instaling Linux Mint with Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot Mint with Windows 8.1. So far I formatted disk with fdisk in windows cmd and then installed Windows. Now I am trying to install Mint but mint and even gparted don't see ...
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Unable to install Kali Linux in Asus ROG GL552VW

I am trying to install Kali Linux 64-bit rolled version in UEFI mode so created a bootable USB using Universal USB Install, created /EFI/BOOT and copied .efi files to it. I turned off secure boot. I ...
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How does one install Arch Linux with P4P800-E motherboard?

Really, I'm not sure the issue is the motherboard. I'm not sure what the issue is at all, but my research ability is limited to googling the various error messages I get from attempting installs of ...
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How to install more than one OS on a pendrive?

I have a Windows 10 laptop. While I want to use Linux based OS I don't want to partition my HD or remove Windows OS. So I thought of installing Ubuntu on a 64gb pendrive and running the OS from it. ...
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GNU Grub version 2.02 Failure Grub Rescue (Kali Linux)

I Had a Dual Booted PC Which had a Kali Linux (Debian Based Linux) and Windows 8.1 since 4 Months it was Running Fine as a Normal PC, But Unfortunately, today i ran into a Error while opening the PC ...
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I am stuck with the next step to setup a dual boot for Windows 7 and Arch Linux

I am trying to configure my laptop so as to be able to dual boot Windows 7 (64Bit) and Arch Linux. The laptop on which I want to do that came pre installed with Windows 7. The installation consisted ...
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Make my fedora-22 kde boot faster

I am using fedora-22 kde with windows dual boot. When I select fedora from boot menu it takes upto 20sec to boot. I don't know if there are some programs affecting the boot time. when I run the ...
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Hard disk partition table overwritten -TestDisk recovery

Okay so I'm not %100 if this should be posted here or super user. here's my problem: I've an Ubuntu user for quite some time but had decided to switch over to Mint. While installing I realized I had ...
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Puppy Linux on laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot)?

I just read about Puppy Linux the other day. The latest release is called Tahrpup, and is partially built from Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04). So now I am curious, and I would like to install it on my ...
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Unable to install/boot Ubuntu 14.04

I have downloaded a 64bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 for my little Lenovo Laptop, and saved it on my desktop. Using unetbootin I mounted the file and started the installation process. After following the ...