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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Kali linux black screen after booting

I've managed to install kali linux from USB but after I try to boot it I get only black screen (after GRUB). It works great when I run only live sesion from USB. I am using MSI GS70 2PE notebook which ...
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Dual Booting Macbook pro mid-2009 with Ubuntu and OS X Yosemite

Machine - Macbook Pro 15" Mid-2009 Hi, I am trying to triple boot my system with: 1. OS X Yosemite. 2. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 3. Windows 8.1 For now I am trying to install linux first and then I plan to ...
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No GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint 17

I installed linux mint 17 alongside Windows 8.1. When asked about the partition to use as "Reserved boot area"...I chose the 100 mb partition which was listed as "EFI System Partition" in Windows ...
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How to Overwrite Linux Mint 13 with 17.1 with Windows 8.1 dualboot?

I have recently been given a disk from my friend to install Linux Mint and have installed it to dual boot with my Windows 8.1. The version he gave me was version 13 (maya). I want to overwrite this ...
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How to switch from Grub to Windows Boot Manager

I have recently installed Debian 7 alongside Windows 7. Naturally they are in two different partitions and Debian was installed second. Debian has also installed GRUB as boot manager, but I would ...
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How do I re-install GRUB on one HDD so that, if multibooting, it will boot to THAT HDD's GRUB first?

Due to complex reasons, I have one installation of Zorin (my distro of choice) for booting, and another installation for actually using. I won't go into the details as to why because I hardly remember ...
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Installing other Linux in an encrypted disk

I recently got an SSD to replace my laptop's HDD and decided to change and use "full disk" encryption. I created a small unencrypted partition for /boot and an big encrypted LUKS partition where I ...
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Shared system partition for multiple linux system

Is it okay to share some partitions for multiple native linux system? For example, if I want to install Ubuntu, Debian and Arch in one harddisk, and I create lvm partition scheme like this: NAME ...
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Problem dual booting windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 for like 12 months Yesterday I choose to install ubuntu 14.04. On windows 8 I had 2 partitions C(where windows was installed) and D(other ntfs partition). I shrunk D with 50 GB then I ...
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install just goes to a blank or black screen

ViciBox is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit, while the current version looks to be 13.2, not 13.1. This is the only reason I can find to explain why this distro fails to install onto this particular ...
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CD & DVD check program cdck: Excellent disc! or is it? i/o error does this mean bad disc?

How do I establish that a DVD is "ok"? The DVD boots fine. I'm installing ViciDial, which is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit. (So the OS is OpenSuSE?) The md5sum for the DVD checks out: ...
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grub errors: invalid file name, disk 'loop' not found, you need to load the kernel first

I need to modify my GRUB settings for dual boot, but don't know the specifics for the custom GRUB entry. Currently using Ubuntu, want to dual-boot an OpenSuSE derivative as below: grub error (where ...
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Linux doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7. But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a Win7 installed. I have 5 ...
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Can Grub2 multi-boot LUKS/LVM distros with only one boot partition?

There are many tutorials on the internet for multi-booting unencrypted distros using a single boot partition and chainloading. For example, booting 145 OSes. Likewise, there are tutorials for ...
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AV Linux as main OS. Computer won't accept bootable USB

I am trying to install and run AVLinux through the downloadable .iso image from the website. I created a standard startup disk with the standard creator in 14.10 all went well. ''Startup Disk ...
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when reinstalled windows 7 no such partition rescue mode grub>

On my laptop i have windows 7 and ubuntu,then i have reinstalled windows 7 home premium after finishing installation it went to rescue mode it says no such partition grub
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Lost Win7 boot after installing UBUNTU Vivid

I have a dual boot system (Win7 for my company) and (UBUNTU 14.10) .. My company is using Encryption for the image of Win7. After Win7 installation i installed UBUNTU 14.10 and i was able to boot ...
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“Disk space full” - Linux Mint as Dual Boot on UEFI Windows

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 in UEFI mode on an Asus PC with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. The 250GB-SSD with Windows preinstalled is /dev/sdb/. I partitioned 125GB for use with Ubuntu (Linux ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint or WIndows anymore

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Too many UEFI boot entries

Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual UEFI boot. My notebook only has one disk device. The Grub 2 entries are normal with only Windows and Ubuntu entries. However, when entering BIOS setting, I can see ...
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Can't boot into slackware installer

Can't boot into Slackware installer, I get stuck in this: The last line I see is: mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice I tried a external Keyboard with Mouse (Cordless but at least ...
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Trouble installing <distro> onto correct partition for a dual boot

Some of the context might not be relevant to the problem so feel free to skim through the rest of this post but essentially what I'm doing is trying to install an operating system onto the KAOS ...
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Dual Boot Debian on Raid 0 in UEFI mode

My new notebook came from the factory with Windows 8 on two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 mode. I wanted to dual boot it with a Linux distro, I settled on Debian, so I resized my C: drive as one normally would ...
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Same Swap Partition in Multi Boot [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro with 256 GB of space and 8GB of RAM. and I want to make a multi boot like: Mac OS X 120 GB Windows 8.1 30 GB Ubuntu 14.04.1 30 GB Debian 7.7 25GB Arch Linux 15 GB COMMON ...
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Tried installing Mint 17.1 64bit, deleted Windows 8.1 boot partition when I overwrited it with the Linux boot

As the title says, when live-usb installing linux mint 17.1 64bit, I chose the windows 8.1 bootup partition as the bootup for linux, so when the boot menu appears and I try to run windows 8.1, it ...
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How do I resize a windows partition without using gparted?

Suppose I have a native (i.e. coming from manufacturers) windows 7 installation on a laptop (with an SSD device, BIOS/MBR partition table if that matters). The partition on the device is completely ...
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Multibooting in Secureboot mode - vmlinuz invalid signature

My system has Windows 8.1 installed by default. I installed LinuxMint and openSUSE later. The problem is that if I use the openSUSE bootloader (GRUB2), it is able to load Windows but not Linux Mint. ...
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Crunchbang doesn't detect my installed OS, how to configure GRUB correctly? 2 HDD setup

My setup is as follows: Disk 1: (Windows 8.1 system partition) (related partitions - RE and such) Disk 2: (Program files for Windows) (--> I want to install Crunchbang here <--) My problem is ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Centos 7 on seperate drives

I want to create a dual boot pc with Windows 8.1 and Centos 7. But i dont want to install both OS on the same drive. I have two SSD's. I want to install windows on the first SSD and Centos 7 on the ...
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Problem loading Zorin after install

I have tried to install Zorin.To install the OS I went to my UEFI BIOS turned off fast boot and Disabled secure boot option. After that I loaded my USB and installed the OS. Everything went perfectly ...
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Dual-boot Stella distro in UEFI mode

I want to dual boot stella distro with windows 8.1. Stella is a desktop focused, Gnome2 based Centos 6 remix. Can i dualboot stella in UEFI mode? How can i do that? Thanks.
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WIndows 8.1 in hibernation on boot up can't install Linux

I Have a HP Elitebook 2730p I cannot get Linux to install on it. it will boot up on the SD Card then loses it or dismounts it and cannot find it again to remount it to install Linux. I then tried a ...
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Avoid Booting Fedora in Failsafe Mode

I recently bought a Lenovo G50-45 and managed to setup a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Fedora 21 (UEFI booting). But when I boot Fedora, the following error message shows up: [1.079848] EFI: ...
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Simple problem, Long read: How to overwrite file residing on ESP at Linux boot

First, foundation. Here is my setup: I have a 64-bit dual-boot system running Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. I use rEFInd to graphically choose which system to boot. A little bit about ...
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Dual-boot ends with Dual-Bootloaders

Having just bought a new laptop out of necessity, and ending up with Windows 8.1, because I work from home and the company only supports windows, and the identical 7 machine was almost $100 more than ...
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rebuilding my grub2 menu based on my one installed kernel

tl;dr : I have one kernel now on fedora and want that ONLY with Windows 8 to show up on my boot menu. I've been tweaking and geeking with linux kernels. Then I wanted to clean up my boot menu. So ...
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Linux Mint - Windows 8.1 Boot problem

After a clean Windows 8.1 installation I tried to install Linux Mint for dualbooting using a burned DVD. My windows partitions are /dev/sd1 and /dev/sd2. I tried both using the default "install ...
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Decided to install ArchLinux, but faced a problem with Windows

I decided to install ArchLinux and the tutorial I found wanted to create the partitions in advance. So I made the ext4 and linux-swap partitions and saw in gParted my old friends - the Windows ...
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How Do I Replicate Current Grub2 Install?

I've installed Linux in the past alongside Windows 8.1, and I've had problems. I tried several times until I got Grub2 to be installed correctly and display Linux and Windows 8. My Linux Mint Debian ...
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Problems booting Kali Linux 1.0.9a 64 bit on Macbook Pro

I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro that I am trying to dual boot OS X and Kali Linux on. I replaced my optic drive with my old HDD and replaced my HDD with an SSD. OS X and my apps are running off of the ...
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specific swap partitions for multiple debian instances in a single computer

I'm trying to setup a computer with three debian instances (wheezy, jessie and sid), I've created / and swap partitions for each debian instance, during the installation I did specify which swap ...
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Cannot load linuxmint after dual boot with windows 8.1 having efi firmware [closed]

I have acer laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 so comes with efi firmware. I dual boot Linux Mint after changing efi to legacy and set bootloader installation of Linux to efi partition. Then I ...
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Triple booting Chromium Os, Ubuntu 14.10, Windows 7

I have a lenovo L410, with windows 7 professional pre-installed. On this, I have dual booted Ubuntu 14.10. Now, I want to triple boot with chromium os, but as I have a lot of stuff, I dont want to ...
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install linux distro with overwritting grub?

Currently i am using linux mint 17.1 cinnamon for some reasons i need to install xubuntu 14.04. So how to install xubuntu with overwriting GRUB. ie. After installation I should have linux Mint's ...
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How much trouble will NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching cause my Linux installation?

I'm about to get a new laptop, and I want to dual-boot Windows and Linux on to it. I noticed that a lot of laptops you can buy come with Optimus graphics switching installed. I like the idea of ...
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Linux dual boot wiped Windows data

I have a Windows Vista/Debian Linux dual boot on my computer. Yesterday I did a bunch of work on Windows, while Linux was hibernated. Today I logged into Linux and tried to look at the data in the ...
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ ...
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Can't dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Kali

Long story short, I don't want to / can't use Kali on a VM properly. I want to set up a dual boot machine. I've done the following: I downloaded the Kali ISO and used Win32DiskImager to put it onto ...
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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...