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 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, ...