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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ArchLinux - DHCPCD timed out during dual boot installation from USB

I am trying to install a Dual Boot ArchLinux with Windows 7 running already on my machine. I have succesfully "burned" ISO on my USB using Rufus. After botting up, I manage to access Live ...
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Dual boot PCBSD - Windows 7

I am using PC-BSD 10.1.2. I ran the command without adding the Windows partition configuration file as result: # grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg Generating grub configuration file ... Found ...
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Partition still almost full but files seems to have been lost. What happened?

I'm running a dual-booting computer with Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed on it, and I am using a logical NTFS partition that can be accessed both from Linux and Windows. After having started ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a doesn't boot from USB

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. I had ran boot-repair since the os selection menu wasn't showing. Few days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Kali Linux. I used PowerISO to copy all the ...
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Can cfdisk be used to resize partitions on a disk that will be accessed by Windows computers?

CFDisk is a fine command-line partitioning tool (it seems to change the partition table) for me. But I have read this on the man page that scares me a bit: In order to write the partition table ...
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If dual boot Linux with windows 8 will I still be able to upgrade to windows 10

So I am planning to dual boot Linux will Windows 8 and am wondering if I will still be able to get the Windows 10 upgrade. According to this article it sounds like I might not be able to: Microsoft's ...
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Preinstalled windows 8.1 not booting after installing Linux mint 17.1

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 on my machine and its a uefi enabled machine. I installed linux mint 17.1 on this by the side of windows 8.1. As I was unaware about the approach to install linux ...
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Problem with GRUB for dual-boot installation of LMDE 2 (and Windows) on encrypted luks-lvm (truecrypt)

I'm trying to install LMDE 2 'Betsy' 64-Bit dual-booting with Windows 8.1 and both systems encrypted separately, Windows with truecrypt and LMDE with luks. When booting I want to be asked for the ...
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Clonezilla hangs after boot

I have installed clonezilla live on pxe server. My pxe server works fine and I have installed clonezilla image in it to boot from remote location. My clonezilla image is booting successfully but it's ...
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Issues if Ubuntu and Windows 7 is installed in dualboot

I wondered if there are any known issues when Ubuntu and WIndows 7 are installed in Dualboot. I figured out that Ubuntu sometimes runs a bit slow.
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Installation of linux and windows xp

I have 80 Gb harddrive, 512 Mb RAM in my pentium 4 pc. Now the Windows XP I had got corrupted and i want to install new xp sp3 but each time I use the bootable USB it says unable to find operating ...
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How do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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GRUB Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since I ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows 7

I am trying to dual boot windows and linux on a machine at work. While I haven't used windows in a while, Its a process that used to work most of the time.But I haven't been that lucky with this ...
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Dual boot Mageia5 using Windows XP bootloader

I used the following commands for dual booting Mageia 5 from Win XP bootloader grub2-mkimage --output=./core.img --format=i386-pc --prefix="(hd1,msdos5)/boot/grub2" biosdisk part_msdos ext2 cat ...
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UEFI, multiple OSes and fallback bootloader

As it turns out after reading this document https://wiki.debian.org/GrubEFIReinstall and especially problem 1, there are weak EFI implementations, which only recognize the fallback bootloader. Which ...
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Reinstalling Debian: ext4 partition is not primary

I previously had a grub bootloader with crunchbang and win7. Since then I reinstalled win7 which now boots it automatically. I stuck in a Debian install CD that brings me to the stage in the above ...
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Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks

I want to dual boot Debian and Windows 8, installed on separate disks. This is what I've done so far, following this tutorial. My drive config & partitioning is as follows: /dev/sda1 - Windows ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and dual boot with Linux

I've read through different documents describing dual-boot configuration Solaris+Linux, however I'm still struggling with it. I first installed Fedora12, and then OracleSolaris 11.2, which of course ...
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EFI dual-boot problem on HP Pavilion 15 with Windows 8 and Debian 8

Context HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, when I bought it there was Windows 8 pre-installed. Yesterday I partitioned my hard disk and I installed a fresh new Debian 8 everything fine, here's the table: ...
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how do I do a command line only boot of CentOS 7?

Can someone please explain how to trigger a command line only boot of CentOS 7 from a USB boot stick? I want to boot the terminal only and then use the normal CentOS 7 terminal to swap out the ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside the same existing OS in laptop?

I already have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. But it's not working properly. I've a related thread here. I urgently require an audio/video cutter like ffmpeg, avconv etc. to be installed which ...
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centos 7 dual boot with windows 8.1

How do I install CentOS 7 alongside Windows 8.1 to create a dual boot machine? I did this easily enough on a Windows 7 machine using pendrivelinux. But that approach is resulting in a failure to ...
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saving file to usb stick while using linux boot stick

I am using the instructions in this youtube video to install CentOS 7 on a new computer that is running Windows 8. The tutorial uses UniversalUSBInstaller from PenDriveLinux, but the installation is ...
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Elementary OS - Locked Boot

Please go easy on me and assist me. I am more than willing to provide the information you require, please just give me pointers. I have built my own personal gaming computer recently and have faced ...
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Get Real BiosTime using CentOS 6.x and make permanentely SystemTime = BiosTime [closed]

My first SO is Windows 7, and it is synchronized with Bios Time... Later I installed CentOS, but... I want to have synchronized my CentOS with Windows and Time Bios! I was checking time (before ...
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I cannot run Windows without connecting the flash drive in which linux was installed

I've installed Linux into my flashdrive from another flash drive while windows 7 is running. When I start up my computer with the flash drive in which linux installed , it appears 4 options ( Linux, ...
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How to configure a workstation for multiple Linux and Windows users?

I work at a university and a part of my job entails usage of software for numerical simulation of fluid flow. My department decided to buy a new high- end workstation that should primarily serve as ...
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Configure Grub Update to Install on Partition

I have a Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot system. I just installed automatic updates to GRUB. First update broke Ubuntu boot, which I fixed by installing grub to dev/sda3 in a chroot. Second update ...
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Problem to Install CentOS 6.4 (Second) after that Win7 (First) - dual boot

I want to install CentOS 6.4 in my PC, this image shows my Windows 7 partition before to install it But when I was ask to select my option (mode) of install CentOs like this: Or this (really is my ...
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Problems launching Ubuntu from rEFInd on Yosemite

Firstly apologies if this should be posted on a mac stack exchange group. Ive been running Ubuntu on my macbook pro for a while now and not had too many issues, recently however I have hit a wall. I ...
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Arch and Windows 7 dual boot with encryption, replacing existing Linux install

I have a computer with 3 hard drives: 120 GB SSD, which Arch identifies as sdb 1 TB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sdc 160 GB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sda Currently, Windows ...
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What can cause GRUB2 to suddenly not be recognized by EFI?

I have two hard drives in my PC. The first one contains an ext4 partition with Debian, a swap partition and the EFI partition for Debian. The second hard drive contains Win8 and it's EFI partition. ...
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Problem with Dual boot Linux Mint in my win 8 laptop

This is my first time experience with any Linux OS. I am trying to dual boot linux Mint to my Toshiba Satellite Win 8.1 laptop(64 bit). I searched google on how to dual boot linux mint and below are ...
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How to clean up bootloaders & UEFI entries from other installs?

I got a new Windows laptop, and I wanted to dual boot with Linux. I installed Fedora, before changing my mind and going back to Mint. I'd like to keep Win 8.1 and Mint. However, now my UEFI boot menu ...
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Can't boot Windows XP from Grub2 in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I can't boot my Windows XP OS on a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I already tried the command update-grub without improving. I can see the menu entry in Grub but when I choose Windows ...
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Repairing Bootmgr from Linux Opensuse

I have dual boot of windows8.1 and Linux Opensuse13.2 on my machine. Both OS were working fine. In an attempt to launch windows8.1 from Grub2 boot loader, I made changes to windows boot loader by ...
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Dual booting with two drives

So I need to install a microsoft product on one of my drives today sadly. My current setup is so that I have a SSD which has Linux on it. And a 1 TB HDD which just extends my Videos and Documents ...
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Dual boot Opensuse13.2 and windows8.1 boot loader

I installed Opensuse13.2 using dual boot on my system that originally had windows 8.1. If I was using UEFI boot option then my computer automatically logged onto the windows OS. So I was using ...
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How come my Grub isn't initialised at the boot?

I am a new linux user so apologies in advance for any dumb things. I dual booted Kali next to Windows7 and after a succesfull install I rebooted to not find an option to use Kali instead of Win7 in ...
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Elementary Os. Nvidia and apt-get stopped working after updating windows 8.1 (Dual boot)

My computer have dual boot (Windows 8.1 and Elementary OS Freya - Ubuntu 14.04). Today, After installing updates on my windows partition Elementary OS loaded into a black screen. I've already ...
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Dual-boot Mint on OS X: is OS X Startup Manager not suitable to boot Mint partition?

I am thinking of dual-booting Linux Mint on Mac OS X, and for that reason I was reading a tutorial about it (http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643). After Mint's installation the tutorial ...
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grub booting problem

I have Windows 8 and Kali Linux installed. While i was installing Kali there's an opportunity to install grub and i did it. But i am unable to boot Kali Linux and even see grub menu as far as there's ...
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installing multi-boot distros

I'm planning on installing openSUSE on an empty partition, on a machine currently booting Mint. I understand that people happily move between distros by keeping or copying the use file system, and I ...
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Dualboot on Mac OS X without CD drive

I would like to install an OS like Ubuntu (for example) on my Macbook Pro mid 2014, but I didn't find a tutorial where a CD drive isn't needed. Can someone explain me how to do this ?
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how to create multiboot usb w/ persistence for multiple OS

I'm installing multiple operating systems on a usb drive I recently purchased for this purpose and was wondering how to create a usb drive with multiple persistent OS's that will be linux based and ...
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How to Dual-Dual-Boot?

I have a company laptop which came with Windows 7 installed. I shrunk the single NTFS file system that spanned the entire hard disk so that I could then install Ubuntu on a new second partition. I did ...
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Debian setup launching GRUB bash

I have a little problem with setting up Debian. When I boot from the installation USB in UEFI mode, I get the GRUB command line. If I type in "boot", I get Please load the kernel first. I had Ubuntu ...
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How to dual-boot windows 7 and Debian with UEFI and 2HDDs?

I'd like to install Debian near my windows 7 x64 installation, as I know to set up Linux on the second HDD (Windows 7 is installed on the first one) I need to manually configure the partitioning, ...
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Windows and Linux with UEFI

I previously had a computer with both Windows and Linux, totally separated since I always unplug the hard drive with the operating system not being used. When I upgraded to a mother board with UEFI, ...