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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Deleted grub partition from windows. Cannot enter BIOS, only shows grub terminal

I am a linux newbie. I installed elementary os freya x64 in dual boot with Windows 10 pro x64, while installing I create four partitions: /, swap, /home and biosgrub. after installation I tried ...
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Grub fails on fresh install

I've used Ubuntu for some years (and set up) a dual boot Win7 laptop. No issues on updates or upgrades or grub. Yesterday I decided to dual setup my desktop also. And yes, first I did a full data ...
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Operating system not found (Windows 10 Kali Linux dual boot) [closed]

I tried to dual boot my PC about an hour ago, I created a new partition out of my main C drive and started to install Kali Linux via USB on it (I'm running Windows 10 btw). My PC has some... issues. ...
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Kali-2 and Windows Dual Boot windows not showing in GRUB

I recently finished configuring dual boot for Kali-2 and Windows 7. How ever windows 7 cannot be seen when I reboot. Yes I tried sudo update-grub. The log is as follows: Generating grub configuration ...
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Where is GPT bootloader located?

According to GUID specification: First sector of hard drive is reserved (MBR compatibility) and not touched, sector 1-34 contain entries which contain partitions. Sector 35 is the 1st sector of 1st ...
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Install Ubuntu on Unallocated Space after E Drive?

I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, I already have win 7 installed in C drive The question is can i install Ubuntu on Unallocated space after the E drive? i mean this space is not behind C ...
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How can I install Arch Linux on Mac? On an external hard drive?

How can I install Arch onto a Macbook Air 2014? I'd also like this to be on an External Hard drive. I know how to boot into the BIOS and everything, I just feel like none of the guides have helped me. ...
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Use a “Friendly” Label on Drives or Partitions in FreeBSD

Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk. I have looked at tunefs or gpart and even disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't ...
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Set Default Boot Device for XServe in Open Firmware

I have an old Apple XServe G4 that I successfully created a dual boot of Mac OS X and FreeBSD 10.2. In order to boot the machine, you have to go into Open Firmware and issue a boot command... I ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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How can I overcome these errors to dual boot Windows 7 and Fedora 23?

I am trying to dual boot my laptop with Fedora 23. The laptop has Windows 7 already installed. I am in BIOS mode and the system shows the following error and won't allow me to install. I am a ...
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Cannot install driver for BCM4312 with Fedora 23, no internet connection

I have installed fedora 23 and have dual boot with Windows 10 on Dell Inspiron 1545. The system doesn't recognize the wireless card with is Broadcom BCM4312. I downloaded several rpms and tried to ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the grub menu? [duplicate]

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...
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Installed mint 17 onto troubled windows 8.1 wasn't given option to install alongside

Quick background: Asus notebook 8.1 installed dropped and windows became grueling slow to the point couldn't get it fully booted. Would hang on login. Attempted all I could find and decided to see if ...
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Install Multiple Versions of Slackware in separate UEFI Tables

I have a Slackware 14.1 distro on /dev/sda13, and I've just installed Slackware current on /dev/sdb2. Unfortunately, I can no longer access my /dev/sda13 Slackware 14.1 version, as the installation of ...
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failed windows install Linux boot error to initramfs busybox vg-root no such device. ubipartman when try to fresh install? Please help

Had Linux 15 installed, was running so decided to install windows. Was trying to install Windows 7 and then 8. Both failed,but not before requiring me to create a new partition.(Windows said it ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Wine on my Windows 7 computer [closed]

I want to install the Ubuntu OS onto my Windows 7 computer by double-booting. (I have obtained Ubuntu 13.10.) I also want to install the Wine program. Into which OS should I install the WINE program? ...
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Screen going to sleep and then not coming back on

Recently set up a dual boot with windows 10 and linux mint 17.3 with windows 10 on an ssd and linux mint on a internal hdd. I have an ATI 7950 Raedon video card connected via miniDP to a Dell U2715H. ...
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Can't boot Linux from usb on Thinkpad W540

i've Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali mounted on 3 USB sticks and can't boot from any of them. i've disabled (fast-boot) option in windows and also made the following changes to BIOS : *secure boot: disabled ...
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Unable to create Kali Linux bootable USB with Windows10/Ubuntu

I am trying to Triple boot Kali Linux with windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Windows 10 are both already installed on my Dell-Inspiron. I was following the tutorial at this page to make the Bootable Kali ...
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No input for monitors after GRUB - not solved by conventional methods (e.g. nomodeset, xforcevesa)

This is a problem that has persisted in more or less the same state across two different distributions (Debian and Mint), whether as a live boot or after installed to disk. Essentially, GRUB comes up ...
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linux mint black screen error

I have installed linux mint along with windows 10 using usb. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link but it is not working for me.I am attaching an image of grub with ...
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dual boot windows 8.1 and debian 8.2

Can anyone suggest among the following options which one would be the best option to install Debian 8.2.0 alongside on a system with (Windows 8.1 - booting mode UEFI on GPT disk) installed : (1) UEFI ...
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how to remove an operating system, out of many?

I have two o.s installed , Fedora 21 and windows 7 (ultimate), and there is GRUB bootloader, at the startup it shows four options to boot from Fedora21 Fedora20 Fedora recovery mode windows7 ...
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Installing Fedora onto Hard Drive: Error checking storage configuration

I am trying to be able to dual boot my windows laptop. In the setup process, navigating to Installation Destination -> Done with Automatically configure partitioning checked, the error message ...
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Most efficient for multiple distros on one machine

My laptop – which is my main everyday computer – is currently dual-booting Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04 (though I almost never use Windows). I recently tried out a USB boot stick of the live ...
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messed up partitions during mint installation

I was using a windows10/Ubuntu 14 LTS dual-boot, when I decided to swap out Ubuntu for Mint. I downloaded the .iso, made a Live-USB, started Mint from the USB, pressed install and the installer told ...
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Keyboard doesn't work GRUB after boot on Windows

I have a Razer keyboard and a dual boot (Arch Linux + Windows 7). The keyboard works fine if I just use Arch Linux. Whenever I boot on Windows my next time on GRUB the keyboard won't work anymore. ...
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ElementaryOS not recognized by Grub2

(The hyperlinks are pictures I took) I had Windows10 installed in my computer (which is a Lenovo Z70) and I installed ElementaryOS but Grub2 is not recognizing the OS, actually none of them. If I ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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Windows won't boot from hd1

I've added a second Disk to my system and copied my linux-installation + grub on it. My system contains 2 disks now: hd0: sda5: linux hd1: (old system with dualboot) sdb2: windows sdb5: linux If ...
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Dual boot pre installed Kali 2

Salutations - I have Kali Linux 2.0 (jessie) installed as main OS. I want to install Windows 8.1/10 on dual-boot. The problem I am facing is in every tutorial, Windows is the pre installed OS. What ...
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How to enable wifi in Kali Linux (dual boot with Windows 10)?

I have installed Kali Linux 1.0.4 64-bit alongside Windows 10. The problem is that Kali is showing only wired connections but not the wireless connection when I enter ifconfig in the terminal. Is ...
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Can't boot to fedora without restart

I have a laptob with both SSD and HDD drives. I made a clean install of windows 10 to the ssd, and used HDD to locate user folder. After that, I made a clean of Fedora, using /boot/efi, /usr and / ...
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Adding SSD to my HDD setup with dualboot, what GRUB problems can I expect?

Currently, my setup contains one HDD, with Windows 10 and Linux Mint systems installed on it. What I'm planning to do is to buy an SSD drive. Thing is - I want to clone only my Windows partition, so ...
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Why can't I install CentOS 7 in dual-boot with Winows 8.1?

I need to build something under Apache Cloudstack. As for now I dunno exactly what, it needs to be some kind of application/project that would shows up some of the most relevant peculiarities of that ...
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Dual Booting on HP laptop seems impossible due to HD partitioning

I'd like to run Debian on my laptop in dual boot with Win7. I started shrinking my C drive, freeing 150Gb to give to Debian, but when installing and arriving at the point in which I have to choose ...
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GRUB2: boot to a second (another) hard disk

I have researched for this question, but have not been able to find a clear answer... or even a clear question. So I will use a simple example. My computer have **two hard disks: ** Hard Disk 1: ...
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Issue when trying to boot Windows partition (Linux Mint/Windows 10 Dual Boot)

I recently partitioned my hard drive with about 22 GB of space for Linux Mint and the rest for Windows 10. From the GNU GRUB menu, I'm able to properly boot into Linux Mint by selecting the menu ...
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How to restore grub boot on a /boot partition after windows 10 booting restoration

I just installed Debian testing but it didn't put Windows 10 into grub booting options so I restored Windows 10 boot with this tutorial http://www.qliktips.com/2012/11/fix-windows-8-boot-issue.html ...
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Fedora 23 legacy BIOS dual boot installation

I recently bought a computer Lenovo z40-70, installed Windows 10 on it. But I'd much rather make a partition for coding with Fedora, I decided to install Fedora 23 in order to try out the new ...
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Linux Mint installation dual boot windows 8. Where to install bootloader?

Please read before marking as duplicate I would like to install Linux mint from a bootable USB either on my hard drive in dualboot with Windows or on an external HD (which would be the preferred ...
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Easy way to boot Windows and more than 1 linux distros?

So originally I had installed Windows 7. Then a couple of weeks ago I installed Debian. I now wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed it without taking to much care for the booting process, I let Ubuntu ...
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System fails to boot after Linux installation

I have installed kali linux. But when I try to boot I receive the following message as shown in the figure: May be because of wrong GRUB configuration. How can it be fixed?
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Grub doesn't find windows 8

So, i've recently installed Debian in dual boot with Windows 8. When I reboot, my GRUB doesn't show Windows 8. My initial question is : How do i know if Windows 8 is still existing. If it is, how to ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot

I just got a new PC with Windows 10 on an SSD. With my previous PC I had two hard drives, one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with Windows 7. I dual booted flawlessly with that setup. Now, I have moved these ...
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Windows loader not loading after dual booting with Kali Linux

I have an HP ProBook with Windows 8.1 (Enterprise Edition) preinstalled. I decided to dual boot it with Kali Linux. After a lot of tutorials, I managed to install it like this. First I created a disk ...
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Adding Windows 10 Boot-record to Syslinux [Dual-Boot]

I replaced my old Debian-based OS (which dual-booted alongside Win10) with Arch, and replaced the GRUB Bootloader with Syslinux. So now, I have: Running Arch Linux x86_64 SysLinux with Arch Linux as ...
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Linux USB audio volume problem

I have a dual boot Linux/Windows 8 system with a pair of KEF X300A speakers connected to the machine via a USB port. After each reboot from Windows the maximum volume obtainable from the speakers in ...
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Boot menu not showing Ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Ubuntu 14.04 & Windows 8.1

I know the question looks similar but I did not find any answer to my problem, hence posting it here. Thanks in advance for any help. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1 and both ...