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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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. However my laptop ...
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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 ...
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Installing Proxmox on a Partition

I am trying to install Proxmox on a 10Gb partition on my laptop to play around with and learn how Proxmox works. How do I tell Proxmox which partition on my laptop to install on? Is there a boot ...
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Kali Linux black screen with blinking curser after USB boot

I am using a Macbook Air (2013) with Intel HD Graphics 5000. I made a USB to live-boot into Kali and install it onto a separate partition, essentially dual boot my Yosemite (OSX 10.10) with Kali ...
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Reparing grub/boot

I just got my Laptop back from the support center and now I got problems get it back to booting again. Although they did not change anything and the HDD and SDD are still there and the data seems to ...
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problems with installing elementary os luna

i m trying to install elementary os in my sony vaio laptop e series sve15127cnb. it has preinstalled windows 8. i tried to install elementary os with dual boot with windows 8. i downloaded 64 bit ...
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Rolling Release Dual Boot

Right now I am using Ubuntu GNOME and Windows 8 dual boot on the same hard drive. But my Gnome desktop is laggy and I do not like it very much. Because of that, I am thinking about switching to a KDE ...
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Shared NTFS partition conflict, files written under Debian gone

I have a dual-boot W7-Debian Jessie on my laptop, and a NTFS partition initially left for sharing data between OS and keeping big files. With myself getting used to Linux, rebooting to windows became ...
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I would like to install Linux Mint on a separate hard drive than my windows installation on the same computer [closed]

As the title says I would like to install Mint on an empty hard drive on my computer that has Windows 7 installed on it as the main drive. It would seem that this is not difficult but having tried ...
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Windows boot option is missing after installing CentOS 7, how can I get it back?

I recently installed CentOS 7 on a machine that has been running Windows 7. I did a dual boot installation and installed CentOS in a partition. But when I boot up my machine, it only gives me two ...
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Dual boot windows and linux

I have Windows 7 installed, and I have just installed Linux Mint 17. The PC automatically boots into Linux now. How can I get a dual boot startup screen with Windows 7 and Linux? Are there any UI ...
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linux boot stick being ignored on windows 7

I am trying to install CentOS server on a machine that also runs Windows 7. Towards this end: 1.) I created a 100GB "Unallocated" partition using the Disk Management tool in windows 7. 2.) I ...
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Can't boot into Windows after adding Linux as dual-boot

Okay, so I just added Linux as a dual boot and now I can't boot back into Windows. Basically, I had one hard drive which was installed with Windows 7 and booted that. I recently got a second hard ...
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Can't boot Windows on UEFI after installing Linux Mint

Okay, so I just put a second hard drive into my computer and installed Linux Mint onto it. Now trying to boot back into Windows I can't, I've tried both the drives from the boot menu and haven't done ...
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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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Triple-boot on Windows 7 machine with manual partition table, how to proceed?

I have a Dell Latitude E5440 laptop with Windows 7 64-bit Professional pre-installed on it. My aim is to have Fedora 20 64-bit with a stable kernel and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit alongside Windows 7. I ...
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Tried triple boot and Windows 7 no longer boots

I had a system with 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium installed and I installed first Fedora 64-bit alongside it. Then I decided I can do triple boot and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit using manual ...
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Accessing Macintosh HD from Ubuntu

So after I upgraded my MBP to Yosemite, I have lost dualboot. After a long struggle, I finally reinstalled refind to work properly. Unfortuantelly, when I use Ubuntu, I cannot access Macintosh HD ...