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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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 ...
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Bring windows to default boot?

I just wanna try linux mint. I already have window 10 installed and I installed linux mint 17 rosa alongside it. Problem is on boot it automatically set linux mint and doesnt show any option. Can ...
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How do I dual boot Windows and Archlinux when they are physically installed in different harddrive?

I installed Arch Linux and Windows in separate harddrive (not partition, but real spinning disk drive). Each OS has their own boot because I was hoping to move Arch Linux directly to another machine ...
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Dual boot fedora 23 and Windows 10 issue

I had Windows 10 installed on my machine. When I decided to also install Fedora 23 using Dual boot, Fedora was working fine, but when I tried to boot Windows 10 I had a problem. In the grub boot menu ...
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Install Debian safely without destroying Windows

I'm very newbie to Linux and Debian. I have Windows 7 running perfectly. I want to have both Debian and Windows, So what I want is dual-boot. I just almost installed Debian Jessie 8.2, but I had to ...
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Copying my Ubuntu vmware workstation virtual machine (desktop) to my laptop as a physical machine - How to get it boot

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 (64-bit) as a virtual machine (vmware workstation) on my desktop PC with Windows 10 Education (64-bit) being the host. With my desktop PC having enough horsepower, I can run ...
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Unable to shutdown Windows after installing GRUB

(Hope this is the right place to ask this) I've a Asus ROG laptop that came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, I upgraded it to Windows 10 and then I wanted to install Bunsenlabs Linux as dual boot. The ...
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Windows 10 and Archlinux Dualboot from encrypted drive

A few days ago I bought a new notebook without an operating system. I am planning to install Arch Linux and Windows 10, because sometimes at university you get software you have to use which can only ...
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Ubuntu is not listed on the GRUB

I installed Fedora23 on a GPT partition(also chose LVM option). There is no option now for Ubuntu on the GRUB list when I boot normally (without interfering). However, if I hit F9 on bootup and go ...
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How do I add megabytes to free space when creating partitions to dual boot ubuntu?

So I was using this manual to dual boot ubuntu: http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/dual-boot-ubuntu-15-04-14-10-and-windows-10-8-1-8-step-by-step-tutorial-with-screenshots I got into a conundrum when ...
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Linux Mint partition doesn't appear in Disk Util (El Capitan).

i have two problems here! I'm pretty new to dual booting on OS X, I'm trying to dual boot with Linux Mint. I've gone through all the recommended route of dual booting. I started with mounting the ...
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grub2 cannot see filesystem on alternate /boot partition

I have 2 (soon to be more) independent OSes. Right now it is just CentOS 6.6 and 7, but will be adding several more. I can boot CentOS 7 cleanly, but 6.6 will not boot. The error is: error: no such ...
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Cannot install PC BSD

Currently I am using Ubuntu. I wanted to try PC BSD so downloaded 10.2. On trying to install it on a separate primary partition(so that I can dual-boot) I am getting the following error. Do anyone ...
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What (type of) partition is needed to install Fedora alongside Windows

I've been trying to install Fedora on my laptop since ... last night. I tried the instructions from this page. But I got an error saying local variable 'e' was referenced before... ( my memory ...
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Kali 2.0 won't boot after dual booting with Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 64-Bit and I booted into that and it works amazingly. After I installed Windows 10 I partitioned a 80GB partition on my HDD and I continued to install Kali. No problems were ...
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Installing a dual boot environment of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows 7

While installing Ubuntu "along side" my current Windows 7 OS, from a USB drive, all went well until "Allocating Drive Space". I used the default allocations of Windows Recovery Environment: 11.3 GB ...
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Expanding Linux Partition

I am running ubuntu 14 on my laptop, the laptop is normally windows 8 but it is dual booted with ubuntu. My ubuntu partition is 50gb and I know that I have 500gb free space which is wasted on my ...
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use bootable disk to redirect to flash drive

So, here's a crazy request. For reasons unknown, I'm working with a BIOS which doesn't have to option to boot from USB devices, but I really want to boot off my flash drive. The BIOS does allow me ...
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Refind only boots OSX off of Recovery HD

(Apple Partition) - First time Linux User/ First Download (My external) Linux Mint 17.2 Okay, I used a Live USB to download Linux to an external hard drive. On that hard drive is a back up - ...
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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...
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MINT Freezes on boot after load the system

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my notebook and still geting a strange problem. After i boot on Mint, and the system started after like 2 minutes it just freeze first freeze the system and then ...
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No grub menu after Ubuntu install, booting directly into Ubuntu

I have two separate SSD's. One of them has Windows 10 Pro installed, and the other has Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When my computer boots I get no grub menu to choose the operating system I want to boot ...
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Disk Partition when dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 onto Windows 10

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.3 from a USB stick. Really quick question, when I partition my hard drive in Windows and create unallocated space for the Ubuntu OS, is that space ...
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Choosing File Format of /home between NTFS and Ext4, Understanding Trade Offs in Performance vs Data sharing with WinXP in Dual boot [closed]

I have Win Xp on first Primary Partition. I am leaving another 2 primaries for a future possible Win install. I am planning my Logical partitions to install a Linux Mint. I read that a separate ...
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Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation?

Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation ?
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Help with partitions for dual booting

I need to install Ubuntu on my new laptop for some development. I want to dualboot, which I've done a few time before, however I'm having some trouble with the partitioning. There are lots of ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Win10 after first installing Win10 and then LinuxMint

So I was trying to set up a dual boot Win10/LinuxMint on my HP Pavilion by doing the following: -Installing Win7 fresh from an HP Recovery Partition. -Upgrading it to Win10. -Installing LinuxMint ...
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USB not showing in Boot Menu or Bios

I am trying to boot Linux from my usb drive but it doesn't seem to show USB as an option in the bios or boot menu. pics of bios and boot menu ! http://imgur.com/a/wMu4i Any help would be ...
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Triple boot, windows 10, ubuntu(want to overwrite with linux mint) and kali linux

new linux user and have some questions. I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 10, and they each have their own SSD (mistakes from first 2 attempts made me get each on their own SSD). So, the ...
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Getting grub terminal after removing Ubuntu partition and unable to boot into Windows

I deleted my Ubuntu partition cause I wanted to install Linux mint. But now when I switch on my laptop, I'm unable to boot into Windows. I'm getting a grub terminal (not sure if it's grub rescue mode) ...
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rEFit on Mac with OS X doesn't detect Linux boot partition

I've followed this guide and installed a dual boot Kali Linux on my MacBook Air using a hybrid MBR. Everything went smooth, but after finishing, the rEFit menu doesn't offer Linux as an option for ...
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Dual boot windows 10 on mSATA and keep ubuntu on the HDD, on a Dell Inspiron 17r 5720

I currently am running ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 17r 5720, on a 1th HDD. It's a great computer, but I really could use another storage drive, and solid state drive, and windows OS( for school ...
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Warning while Booting into Ubuntu

Recently, I installed Kali Linux 2.0 as a third OS on my Dell Latitude E7240. I used Unetbootin to make a bootable USB of Kali Linux. When I booted from it, it gave me options I wasn't used to. I ...
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Grub error on dual boot: You need to load the kernel first

I am a beginner in dual booting in Linux: Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, which I installed in that order. Thus I get an OpenSUSE Grub menu at startup. Selecting OpenSUSE works fine, and while Ubuntu does ...
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Linux boot loader is not detected after BIOS update

I use Lenovo y500 and after buying a 250 gb Samsung SSD, I decided to use dual OS consisting of Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. In order to prevent boot problems, I installed Arch later. I used UEFI and ...
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Partitioning difficulties with parted

I'm trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 and have created a separate partition in (while running) windows as exFAT32. While booting from the arch USB image and running lsblk the following ...
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Is it possible to install GRUB from a Debian install disk to also support an existing WinXp/Win8.1 installation?

I have the following problem: I have a system with a single hard disk, partitioned into 3 partitions: Windows XP Windows 8.1 an empty ext3 partition. an additional logical 4 GB partition reserved ...
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Linux hanging at fsck

Apologies for the bad photo but it's a big hassle to type it out as a dualboot user: http://i.imgur.com/1aMfwLy.jpg (it won't let me post images due to low rep) It hangs there for ages, no matter ...
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how to prevent access to other user with same user id (UID)

I have two Linux OS installed in two partitions in my system. However I have few usernames which are common in both partitions. For ex, I have user friend in both the OS. I have noticed that friend ...
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Different boot partitions for dual boot

I finally decided to manage partitions in my hard drive and install different OS's. I have used Ubuntu for a few years, and I'm fairly familiar with its installation. Now I want to try OpenSUSE, but I ...
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How to put Linux Boot Manager in front of Windows Boot Manager?

I have set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch on my laptop, but I can't move the Linux Boot Manager option from the Boot Option Menu in front of the Windows Boot Manager: I tried putting ...