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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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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Grub not showing windows

So I decided to dual boot kali linux and windows 8. I follow the tuts in here http://docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows But when everything is done and I reboot, grub not showing ...
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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 - using ...
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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 /home ...
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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 ...
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Dual Boot: Run Linux alongside an encrypted Windows (by Truecrypt)

Does anybody have a solution on how I can run Linux (Mint) alongside Truecrypt which needs to be encrypted by truecrypt? Ideally though I would like both operating systems encrypted by Truecrypt, but ...
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Can't install Linux (dual boot): 0 Bytes available when selecting SSD with 170GB of free space

I am having difficulties installing Red Hat. Allow me to explain: I have set up several systems now in a dual boot configuration with Windows and some distro of Linux. I thought I was pretty good at ...
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How to have time synchronization work on localtime?

The Arch wiki suggests Time standard Recommended: Set both Arch Linux and Windows to use UTC, following Time#UTC in Windows. Also, be sure to prevent Windows from synchronizing the time ...
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Can I change /home partition to /boot?

When installing Arch I did (or I though at least) a /, swap and a /boot partition. I just found out that I have a /, swap and /home partition. Which isn't what I had in mind, I just have like 400mb ...
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Dual boot from windows 10 and antergos doesn't work

I've installed the Antergos linux right now for x2 or x3 times.... On every time after I've finish the installation and I reset the PC.. It enter on Windows 10, every time... So, know anyone how can I ...
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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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Grub not loading config file or booting into linux automatically

I was trying to dual boot elementary os with windows on my laptop (Asus Zenbook UX305). To do that I shrank the windows partition using the windows disk manager, and then used the Elementary installer'...
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Win7-Ubuntu dualboot cannot connect to wifi after using windows

I am using using Ubuntu 14.04 as my regular OS, but from time to time I have to switch to Windows at my work. It has now happened at least twice, that after spending a few hours in Windows and coming ...
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Cannot cd into /Windows/System32/config/ from Kali Linx

I have tried to reset my windows 7 password using kali linux which is dual booted with windows 7. I read a few pages and have followed the following steps: cd /media/448AF1848AF172B2 cd /Windows/...
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Thoughts on security in linux [closed]

So ransomware is around again - at least in Denmark. This is a major issue for MS-Windows users, but does almost never affect Linux or Mac. The reason is an issue of debate. But since the consumer ...
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Multiple problems setting up Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.03 dual boot

I´m already trying to install Ubuntu next to Windows 10 for dual boot for 3 days. Now I´m really stuck and kinda frustrated, hope you guys can help me! Current status: Coming from Ubuntu, ...
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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 networks....