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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Dual boot install (Windows after Linux)

Most of the faqs/how-to for dual booting assume windows is installed with 'nix being installed in unpartitioned space. I need to go the other way, i have wheezy installed and need to install xp, so, ...
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Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) viewer for linux

Is there such a thing as a Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) viewer for Linux? I understand that BCD files are 'like registry hives' and tools exist to read registry hives for Linux. Is there a ...
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dual boot solaris with ubuntu?

I have installed Solaris on my x86 machine (taking 100gb of 500gb). Now I have installed Ubuntu on the system (in another 100gb). I want to make primary OS as Solaris. I know setting have to be done ...
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GRUB error Fedora 15 when Dual Booting on MacBook Pro

I am having trouble getting Fedora 15 running on my MacBook Pro. I had Fedora 15 installed before on this MBP before, so I know it works. I basically followed the good old instructions of Create a ...
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How to get dual booting to work when using burg and two hard drives?

I have arch linux on one 250GB hard drive and windows 7 on another. I can boot into ArchLinux just fine, and I can boot into windows if I unplug the hard drive with Arch. But when I boot with both ...
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How should I install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk and configure booting?

I want to install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk. I have Windows XP installed in internal HDD. When USB HDD is attached to my PC, it should ask me to boot from Win XP or Linux. ...
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grub-update in GRUB Legacy (0.97)

I have reinstalled grub, because I have done an install of Windows 7. The problem is that grub doesn't see Windows. I know, that in grub2 I can run grub-update and it will find all my systems. But I ...
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How can I fix a partition conflict?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on a 250 gb hdd. I chose at installation to install all on one partition (it was recommended for beginners). Unfortunately, I need to use Windows 7 too. I didn't want to ...
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How to boot from iso with Grub2/Burg boot loader

I'm using Ubuntu as my primary OS and alternative is Windows 7 for gaming, and another stuffs. I want to have menu to boot some live CD ISO. Is there anyway to make menu entry in Grub2/Burg to boot ...
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Red Hat and Windows 7 dual boot system

I am looking for the best way to create a dual boot on my Red Hat system. This is a Red Hat 5.3 System for scientific use, and we need to run some Windows software on it for visualization purposes. ...
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Adding an unused partition to a linux filesystem

I am running kubuntu 11.04. I installed it in a dual-boot scenario on a single drive, with Windows XP installed first. The XP installation is fubar so I now would like to use the space in kubuntu. I ...
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Grub does not recognize password

I'm running Grub .97 with an OpenSuSE 11.2 and Windows XP installation. I configure the grub password in OpenSuSE 11.2 via the Boot Loader module. However, when I type in the password in grub, ...
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How to partition my hard-drive to be used for dual OS?

I'm using HP G42 laptop with 320GB hard-drive and 4 GB memory. I'm pretty sure that, it can be used for dual OS(Windows 7 & fedora) Currently, I'm using only Windows 7, but, I need to install ...
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Need advice to install Unix-like OS on my Laptop

I'm a CS undergraduate, and I'm a newbie to the Unix-like OSs. We used Fedora in our labs, but I've not mastered it. I've installed Windows 7 on my laptop and I want to install this Unix-based OS. ...
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Multiboot, Live Tiny Core and grub4dos

I've got a usb pen drive that miraculously I installed grub4dos, and it works, I can start some iso's like MSDart, etc. I've decided put Tiny Core Linux in the usb stick, then I downloaded the latest ...
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grub: “Missing Operating System”

I tried editing the menu.lst file in order to dual-boot with Windows 7. I simply uncommented the Windows entry and added map (hd0) (hd1) man (hd1) (hd0) according to the Arch Linux wiki. I rebooted ...
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Disconnecting drives for dual-boot installation

Related to my post about my Arch installation, I'm wondering whether the following procedure would work: Disconnect sda Install Arch normally on sdb as if on a single-drive system Disconnect sdb, ...
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How do I change the GRUB boot configuration from within Windows?

I currently dual boot Windows 7 and Fedora 14, using GRUB, with Windows 7 as my default. I know that from Fedora, I can set GRUB to boot into Fedora, overriding the default, on the next reboot. Is ...
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What would it take for a *nix system to shutdown, then continue to grub?

Is this possible to shutdown to grub, not all the way so you don't have to load back up the BIOS and other things. Like to give you the ability to quickly boot for Linux to Windows?
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Dual boot debian/Win XP - hidden partitions and primary partition limit

I decided it's (finally) time to make my eee a debian/WinXP dual boot. I have Windows already installed and chose to sacrifice most of an existing data partition for debian. Here's how the partitions ...
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Arch Linux not functional after kernel upate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Arch Linux not booting after system update After running a system update, in which the kernel was updated, when I try to boot Arch (in single user, not quiet), I get the ...
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Selecting the right GRUB

I've just installed Backtrack on my harddrive (got one), i also got Fedora and Windows 7. However, now i get the Backtrack-GRUB instead of my Fedora GRUB. How do i change that? I got a sda5 containing ...
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Grub does not list windows after crunchbang installation

I have a couple of years of experience with ubuntu, but this is my first time with a non-ubuntu based distribution. I managed to successfully install Crunchbang from a bootable usb stick, created with ...
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Linux installation on an extended drive related

I just want to install another version of same distro linux into the extended partition, i. e. into the /dev/sda7. Does it make any problem into current Linux and its data and contents? If no, I ...
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Dual-boot OS X and Fedora

I'm trying to install Fedora (dual-boot) on a brand-new MacBook Pro. The live/installer CD runs flawlessly on the machine, which was a nice surprise. But after the install is completed, I cannot ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 on MacBook 5,2

I've been trying to dual-boot FreeBSD 8.1 with Mac OS X on my MacBook (5,2), but am having trouble trying to get the live cd to boot. I reach the FreeBSD Boot Loader Screen with the options for boot, ...
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restore suse grub

I upgraded my ubuntu and that resulted in its grub loader being used. I have a triboot of windows, ubuntu and suse. I prefer the suse bootloader which I was using before the ubuntu updates. I would ...
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blank screen after kernel upgrade

I am running ubuntu 10.10 with catalyst ati drivers which I installed from the amd website. Recently I took some updates which included a new kernel. I cannot boot into ubuntu. The screen shows ubuntu ...
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BURG menu error

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 recently and installed BURG (bootloader based on GRUB). However, the boot menu seems to have swapped Vista and Windows Recovery mode; so to go to Vista I need to select the ...
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Multiple-boot from ISO files does not show OS menu

I used instructions from PenDriveLinux.com to create a multiple-boot USB drive with some ISO images on it. I used Xubuntu 10.10 Desktop image and a Linux Mint 9 XFCE image. I was able to boot either ...
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Multibooting FreeBSD and other Linux distros

Long story short: Have one laptop, need to multiboot FreeBSD/OpenBSD as well as a number of Linux distros. Which one do you think should go first? FreeBSD offers a bootMgr, but I'm not sure how it ...
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Getting an existing Linux installation from one computer to boot on another

I have an existing Dell Precision 690 workstation setup to dual boot Windows XP and CentOS 5.5. These operating systems are installed on two separate drives. I have a grub menu on the Linux drive with ...
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Are there any side effects when two distros share a swap partition?

In order to save disk space, I want to have two OS installations share a single swap partition (a dual-boot). Is this a good idea?
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Tri-booting Windows, Ubuntu, and SUSE

I have just bought a new laptop (Packard Bell EasyNote TM 87) which has Windows 7 preinstalled. There are already two partitions labelled PQSERVICE, SYSTEM RESERVED and Packard Bell C:. I cannot ...
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Having trouble reinstalling Grub from live CD

I have a 64-bit Sabayon Linux and Mac OS X dual boot. After using gparted to resize my partitions, I can no longer boot Sabayon. I've tried chrooting and fixing grub from several live CDs, but they ...
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wubi pros and cons

Do you have experience using Wubi and if so, what are the major pros and cons ? I am of course particularly interested in potential problems.
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How to setup a “data” partition shared by multiple Linux OS'es?

Currently I have a NTFS partition that contains shared data. My rationale is, NTFS doesn't have any idea about file permissions, so I won't have any trouble using them in a multi-boot system ...
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FreeNAS grub2 booting ISO

I've got usb-keys setup to multi-boot different Linux images. I wouldn't mind adding FreeNAS, and there's a doc with samples to add to grub.cfg menuentry "FreeNAS-8.0.4-RELEASE-x64" { insmod ufs2 ...
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How to uninstall RHEL from a dual-boot system?

I had RHEL 5 and WinXP on dual-boot and then from WinXP I deleted those partitions which were allocated to RHEL. Now I am not able to start my computer. The booting process stops at grub. I tried ...
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GRUB on USB Drive — adding OSes

Some Background: Coming from a largely Windows background (though I'm familiar with Ubuntu, etc.) and using a Windows 7 machine to complete this task Have gotten GRUB installed successfully to the ...
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Step-by-step guide for installation of 2 different Linux OSs and Window OS - on the same computer

Is there any existing step by step guide instructing how to install 2 different Linux OSs (say, Red Hat and SUSE), and Windows OS on the same machine? (When tried it I entangled with the partitions ...
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Multiple liveCDs on one USB

Is there an easy way to install multiple liveCDs ont a USB drive? Specifically kubuntu and arch. I'm just wondering if there's an easy way to do this since both distros include their own boot loader ...
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cannot boot my ubuntu partition

I am running SUSE 11.2. Ubuntu is on the extended partition /dev/sda5, but when I boot I get Error 19: Linux kernel must be loaded before initrd This is the Ubuntu entry in menu.lst: #Don’t ...
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Chainload two Grub2 installations

This is really getting me down. I have Gentoo and Ubuntu, both with Grub2. Gentoo has a dedicated /boot partition, while Ubuntu does not. I have a menuentry in Gentoo's /etc/grub.d/40_custom to boot ...
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Windows 7 Dual Boot + Virtualization under Ubuntu 10.04?

Question: I currently have a dual boot: Win 7 x64 Pro & Ubuntu 10.04.1 x64. Is there a way to boot Win 7 as a virtual machine under Ubuntu without reinstalling anything, in addition to ...
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Cannot add ubuntu to the suse grub

I am running SuSE 11.2. I also have windows and Ubuntu on the same machine. The problem is that I cannot get Ubuntu to show as a boot option on SuSE's grub. The Ubuntu partition is on /dev/sda5. Here ...
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How do I add PC BSD / FreeBSD to Grub 2 boot loader?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed as my primary operating system, and I installed PC BSD in a different partition: /dev/sda4 without installing it's boot loader. I figured out that I need to edit ...
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Installing Grub 2 on a USB flash drive

MultiBootISOs is a tool that let you install Grub on a USB flash drive. I really like it because it lets me boot from ISO files and let me put a bunch of ISOs on my USB and choose which one to boot. ...
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Grub location - did it go to the mbr or elsewhere?

I have a dual boot setup with linux and Windows 7 with Grub as the bootloader. My partition table looks like this: 100 MB System Reserved Windows 7 500 GB Windows 7 100 MB /boot - ext2 500 GB linux, ...