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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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....
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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 icon,...
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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 ...