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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Debian : changing home directory in triple boot setup

I have a triple-boot system with Windows 10, Debian and Ubuntu. At first I had only Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Then I installed Debian and I used the same home folder for both Debian and Ubuntu. It was ...
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I have 3 primary partitions already, can i shrink one of them and install kali-linux?

I have 3 primary partitions and 2 logical partitions already in my windows 8.1 PC. But now i want to shrink a 20gb space from c drive and install kali-linux 2.0 in it.. i tried to install kali linux ...
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Dual booting Antergos with Windows 10 Black Installation Screen and cannot start normal installation

first of all thank you for reading my post. I tried to dual boot Antergos with Windows 10 today, I had created bootable usb with rufus (options: UEFI GPT, iso) and CD with windows built-in burning ...
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'Resuming' Ubuntu after battery died

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 alongside OSX, usually booting into Ubuntu using rEFInd. Last night my laptop died while in Ubuntu due to lack of battery power, when trying to boot back into Ubuntu this ...
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Files (e.g. music) on secondary drive can't be found by programs

I'm dual booting elementary OS with Windows 10. Each has its main file system on a 128gb SSD, with shared data on a 1TB HDD. I'm very new to Linux so sorry if this is a dumb question. I can access ...
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How do I ignore Linux on boot?

I have Windows 10 on my primary SSD and Kali Linux on a HDD. I need the slot with Linux HDD temporarily to be used with Windows, but the problem is that it tries to boot from the missing drive. How do ...
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Can not boot windows after installing ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu in a computer with Windows preinstalled but when doing it I didn't disable fast startup and now can't boot Windows. I am using GRUB to boot. In the GRUB menu I can see Windows, but ...
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Retrieve data from “erased” home partition while installing win7

I had a computer with a windows 7 and I installed lubuntu 14.04 on another partition (I think I shrinked the windows NTFS partition first). I installed lubuntu this way: -> NTFS boot -> NTFS ...
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How to install BURG in Fedora-22(kde) with Windows 10 dual-boot

I've installed Fedora-22 kde and Windows 10 Both are working fine; this is a dual-boot system using Grub 2. I want to make the Grub selection menu more interactive. So I want to install BURG which ...
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Black screen in Ubuntu after grub

I recently bought a new pc: -i5 4460 -r9 390 -8gb ram I installed Windows 10 for gaming, but also I want a dual boot with Ubuntu for programming, education and others. So when i tried to install ...
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How can I make grub mount a drive with “rw”?

I have this in /boot/grub/grub.cfg menuentry 'Arch (on /dev/sda5)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-aabbcc-dd-ee-fff-eeee' { insmod part_gpt ...
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Windows 10 missing from grub after Ubuntu update

So I updated Ubuntu to 14.04 a few days ago and I just noticed Windows 10 went missing from the grub menu options. I tried multiple variations of update-grub and tried using boot-repair, too, but ...
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Xubuntu boot loader not showing while triple boot xubuntu, mint and windows 8

Here is what I did 1. I had mint and windows 8 installed on my laptop and wanted to install xubuntu also. I converted my disk to basic and GPT as xubuntu installation wizard was not showing windows ...
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Dual-boot windows/debian, no boot menu?

I just installed (actually I did so three times today) debian on a separate partition in my Win10 laptop (Asus K46CB), but though the installation went smoothly, no OS selection menu comes up upon ...
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How do I get UEFI to automatically boot the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) instead of the OS Boot Manager, of Windows 10?

I would like to set my laptop with UEFI firmware and a Windows 10 / Arch Linux dual boot to use the Linux Boot Manager (managed by systemd-boot) by default on startup, instead of the OS Boot Manager (...
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Hot to dualboot linux mint and W10

I'm currently trying to use Linux mint 17.3 alongside W10. I'm using an acer Aspire E5, which came with windows 10. I havent formatted to windows 7 yet because of the drivers. Anyway, i have already ...
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Dual boot, I've not created the grub file on the 2nd OS

I have Ubuntu 14 and Windows 10 installed on the different partitions and working well. I've created one more partition and installed Arch into it. Actually, I made only the 1st part of installation ...
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Install other linux distributions on same machine after installing Ubuntu

I have new machine and i install Ubuntu. I want to install other Linux distributions also - and i want to be able to choose on the startup witch Linux distributions to run. I install 'grub' on my ...
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GRUB calls Windows 10 - Windows Recovery Environment instead of Windows 10?

Hi I just installed OpenSuse on my computer and I now dual booting with windows 10 and in the grub menu its coming up as Windows Recovery Environment instead of Windows 10. Can someone show me how to ...
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Migrating from dual boot to triple boot

In my current setup, I have Crucial MX200 SSD - Kali linux installed with grub bootloader, set as primary boot drive Corsair Neutron XT 960GB - Windows 7 Corsair Neutron XT 480GB - Shared data drive ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 + Debian problems

I wanted to make a dual boot for the first time in my life with my already installed windows 10 and a new Debian 8.3 system. (Note: I have 2 harddrives, one for the windows system and the other one ...
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Grub2 can't detect Windows 10, Dual boot on two harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I have two ssd which there is Windows 10 on the /dev/sda1 and OpenSuse on /dev/sda3 (/dev/sda2 is for a storage hdd). I have been installed Ubuntu on my /dev/sda3 couple months ago. But because of ...
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Can't solve grub rescue problem?

I installed kali 1.0.9a-amd64 a month ago on dual boot with windows 7,I created 4 partitions from it, one swap one /home one /boot and one / yesterday I wanted to free another partition from windows ...
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Windows doesn't load from grub

I have windows 8 and last night I installed Kali 2 on an unused drive.grub recognized win 8 but it only loads kali and when I select windows I get this . I just have one hard drive and update-grub ...
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Unable to boot after kernel upgrade

My PC triple boot Windows 10, Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali 2016.1. It boots from Ubuntu Grub. Everything worked fine until yesterday. Yesterday Kali released version 4.4 of the kernel and I installed it. ...
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Grub Recovery at Boot

So I'm not exactly sure what happened but when I went to start my computer today, it failed to boot and the only thing on the screen is a command line with "Grub recovery". I tried to repair what ...
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Grub, booting to windows issue

I'm having a bit of an issue with my 'dual boot' PC in that it wont boot windows(10). I've had a look around several forums but can't seem to find anyone who has managed to screw themselves just quite ...
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EFI boot entry disappears

I have a problem, the Fedora 23 EFI boot entry keeps disappearing. Set-up is Asus Z170-deluxe motherboard, i7-6700k CPU and 2x16GB DDR4. BIOS is the latest 1602. Disk is NVME Samsung 950 Pro 512GB. ...
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How to change from dual-boot to only ubuntu

I have both Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer, and I'm having some trouble. The Windows partition doesn't actually work at all, and the Ubuntu partition is getting buggy. I'm f.ex. having ...
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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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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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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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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 ...