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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How to repair Elementary OS?

I was installing Google Chrome on my Elementary OS from installer and due to unmet dependencies I run: sudo apt-get install -f Don't know what happened so many removing operations started I just ...
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Can I install the /home and swap partitions to a different drive than /?

I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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How to make GRUB resume from hibernate in a dual boot PC

I have a laptop running two different GNU/Linux-based operating systems. Each operating system has it's dedicated root and home partition, but share the boot and swap partition. They both work quite ...
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Intructions for Debian 8.2 net install dual boot with Windows 8.1

I cannot prepare dual boot installation in my hp zbook 14, I have windows 8.1 installed and want dual boot with Debian 8.2. I have configured the things for a standard ubuntu installation, preparing a ...
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Installed Scientific Linux (Win7 already installed). Can't load Windows

I created an empty partition in Windows 7 before I installed Scientific Linux 7 from an ISO burned to a DVD. Now I do not get the option to load Windows. I did not overwrite Windows. If I go to the ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu (Dual boot with Windows 10)

I've had Ubuntu on my computer about 2 years ago and I have installed it as a second OS with Windows 8. After upgrading to Win 8.1 the boot menu has disappeared though all the allocated disk space is ...
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After reinstalling Arch, the windows bootloader no longer works

Okay, so I'm fairly new to Arch (I installed it a few days ago) and installed it alongside Windows. It worked well, but unfortunately, the next day my arch distribution was unable to find any ...
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Lenovo G50-70 grub 2 broken

Hello I bought a Lenovo G50-70 core i3 edition which came with pre-installed windows 8.1 and a partition for lenovo one hit recovery button.I tried installing Funtoo at the end of the installation ...
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kali linux boots (cd and usb) into black screen with lines

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux on my Mac desktop. When I try to run it live it runs through the start-up but boots into a bunch of colored lines down the screen then goes black. I can hear the cd ...
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Fedora 22, disk-encryption passphrase, POST fails, dracut

I was in the process to install Fedora 22-3 on an Acer desktop with Windows 8 to create a dual-boot system. I believe to have followed reasonable guidelines on how to do this. (I reached up to point ...
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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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How to run Windows with GPU virtualization?

A year ago I switched to Ubuntu for my primary OS, which has worked out just fine. Every now and then I want to play computer games and while using Wine often works, I can't get all of the games that ...
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deleted linux Mint from Win 8.1 dual-boot and cannot reinstall linux now

Until yesterday I had a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 with linux Mint 17.2 Rafaella Cinnamon 64bit. Via the terminal I deleted something that I shouldn't and then when I rebooted the PC, linux stuck at ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless ...
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Dual Boot Configuration with SSD and HDD

I'm very new to Linux. I have been using Windows/Mac during my whole life, but now I have decided to use Linux. So I'm trying to configure a dual boot system with Windows 10 and CentOS 7. I already ...
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CentOS 7 and Windows 2012 multiboot from SAN

We would like to create multiboot configuration for our workstations. Workstations are equipped with Qlogic BR-825 HBAs that work in BIOS mode (not EFI). SAN presents to HBAs three LUNs: LUN0 - boot ...
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Cannot boot into Linux off live USB

I am trying to dual boot Linux on my laptop (Dell XPS 15) which is running Windows 10 Pro. I did not have any problem dual booting the two operating systems on my desktop. I cannot boot up ANY Linux ...
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Elementary OS boot skipped Grub

I've just installed a fresh elementary os freya to dual boot with my windows 10 but when I startup my computer it goes straight into elementary os and skipped the grub bootloader screen
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Completely remove Grub from computer

I have recently tried to update my Elementary OS from luna to freya but somehow it failed so I uninstalled the OS but somehow traces of grub is still on my computer preventing me from booting into my ...
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I just installed Arch with grub2. When I boot it doesn't launch grub

I am just dual-booted my computer with Windows 8.1 and Arch. I have windows on a 120GB SSD and arch is on a 2TB HDD with ~half partitioned for windows storage space and the other half partitioned for ...
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Reinstall corrupted vmlinuz-linux

I'm dual booting Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. I forgot to disable "Fast Startup" on Windows, and it corrupted vmlinuz-linux in the /boot partition. When I try to boot into Arch from Gummiboot, I ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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Data recovery best approach [duplicate]

My computer is in the process of being dual-booted windows 8.1/Arch. I have two drives: a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I also have the SSD reserved strictly for Windows, (because of recent mistakes made ...
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how to install window 10 with CentOS

I have installed CentOS in my system. I am using this for long time. I have 3 drives on my system. First root computer Second for my data third is also for data I have some space in the first ...
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Detecting installed OSs

When one tries to dual-boot a Linux distro (say Ubuntu) with a pre-existing install of Windows or other OSs, the installer detects the presence of the other OS. I want to know how an installer does ...
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Can Ubuntu detect Windows 10 for dual-boot?

I am trying to dual boot Windows 10, so I went on the Internet to find out if Ubuntu will detect Windows 10. Some sites say it does, while others say it doesn't... Which answer is correct?
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Freshly installed elementary OS Freya missing on boot menu [closed]

In my laptop right now I have two operating systems: Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I also had a third one I installed in the past but never used it: elementary OS Luna. I saw elementary OS finally released a ...
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How to chainload from usermode?

Starting from user mode runlevel in linux, is it possible to boot another OS on the system without ever passing through BIOS or GRUB/similar and never turning off?
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Dual boot linux mint 17 with Windows 8

I have ubuntu dual booted with Win 8. I had the ubuntu installed before dual booting it with windows 8. Now I want to uninstall ubuntu and install Linux mint 17 instead. I burnt the iso image to USB, ...
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Recovery EFI boot formatted partition

My notebook had windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot in uefi mode. Then I tried to replace ubuntu by fedora 22. Ubuntu boot loader was installed in /boot/efi, but I formatted that partition when I ...
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Kali Linux not appearing in grub after installation

Today I installed Kali Linux via bootable USB, and during installation there was a problem installing the bootloader. So I skipped its installation and restarted my computer. But GRUB couldn't find ...
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error: unknown filesystem entering rescue mode

I had two OS in my laptop. Windows 7 Licence version and I installed Linux Mint in Speparate Drive. It was all working fine before upgrade of windows 7 to windows 10. Problem is in my boot it was ...
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Installing Linux distros on two seperate hard drives

I am wanting to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Linux Mint 17.2. I have a custom built PC, that I built with 2 hard drives (500 GB w/ Ubuntu 14.04 and a 250 GB that will have Linux Mint on it) and ...
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Backbox install only shows grey screen

I am installing BackBox-4.3-amd64 (ISO downloaded from website) onto a HP G60-630US laptop (64bit) via USB and I get a grey screen instead of the option to install or run live. It says Backbox will ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint due to Wi-Fi adapter

I have a Lenovo Flex 2 14D notebook with AMD A8 processor and factory installed Win 8.1 OS. Recently I dual-booted it with Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon. However the boot fails all the time. I ...
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Can I add Windows to my systemd-boot bootloader if I have separate EFI partitions?

I've just installed Arch Linux on to a new set of partitions on my Windows 8 machine. In doing so, I created a new 512MB EFI partition for Linux to load from, leaving the existing Windows EFI ...
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Why am I only getting two options in systemd-boot?

I set up an Arch USB stick, following the instructions given at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#In_Windows_2, section 1.2.2. Specifically, I extracted the Arch ISO ...
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Windows 10 update broke Gummiboot

I never had a problem running Arch Linux alongside Windows in a dual boot on UEFI. However, the Windows 10 update seems to have added a new partion so that the gummiboot configuration is not correct ...
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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 seem 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 ...