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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Tried installing Mint 17.1 64bit, deleted Windows 8.1 boot partition when I overwrited it with the Linux boot

As the title says, when live-usb installing linux mint 17.1 64bit, I chose the windows 8.1 bootup partition as the bootup for linux, so when the boot menu appears and I try to run windows 8.1, it ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Out of memory after trying to update Windows [on hold]

I've tried to update Windows 10 but it stucked on 25%, so I decided to make hard reboot and now I am unable to boot to Ubuntu and Windows too. Ubuntu failing with error "Out of memory". I have a ...
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Install Windows 8 on kali linux in dual boot [on hold]

I accidentally removed all of my data in the hdd while cleaning the garbage partitions in my windows os. I had Ubuntu in my PC too (dual boot). I cleaned it all up! Now I am not able to use the ...
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how to create multiboot usb w/ persistence for multiple OS

I'm installing multiple operating systems on a usb drive I recently purchased for this purpose and was wondering how to create a usb drive with multiple persistent OS's that will be linux based and ...
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If i install Elementary OS, will it automatically be added to the grub menu?

I currently have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed. When my pc starts up, it shows me the Grub menu, it shows an entry for Mint linux and the windows boot menu. I am wondering, if i was to install ...
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Installed mint 17 onto troubled windows 8.1 wasn't given option to install alongside

Quick background: Asus notebook 8.1 installed dropped and windows became grueling slow to the point couldn't get it fully booted. Would hang on login. Attempted all I could find and decided to see if ...
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failed windows install Linux boot error to initramfs busybox vg-root no such device. ubipartman when try to fresh install? Please help

Had Linux 15 installed, was running so decided to install windows. Was trying to install Windows 7 and then 8. Both failed,but not before requiring me to create a new partition.(Windows said it ...
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Install Multiple Versions of Slackware in separate UEFI Tables

I have a Slackware 14.1 distro on /dev/sda13, and I've just installed Slackware current on /dev/sdb2. Unfortunately, I can no longer access my /dev/sda13 Slackware 14.1 version, as the installation of ...
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Linux multiple errors on boot

I have an external HDD which has two operating systems on it, Ubuntu and Kali. My hard drive has a 10 GB /boot ext4 partition at the beginning. Then I have a 100 GB Ubuntu partiton, which works ...
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How do I dual boot backtrack 5 r3 and Windows 8?

I have already successfully completed the Ubuntu and windows 8 dual boot but now I am trying to add backtrack and my computer (Hp 2000 Notebook pc) will not even see my backtrack files. I am trying ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. w8 boots through grub shell, but not from menu

I have a laptop, with installations of Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 8. Windows 8 was first installed on the system, and Ubuntu was installed afterwards. During the Ubuntu installation, the installer ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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No input for monitors after GRUB - not solved by conventional methods (e.g. nomodeset, xforcevesa)

This is a problem that has persisted in more or less the same state across two different distributions (Debian and Mint), whether as a live boot or after installed to disk. Essentially, GRUB comes up ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 Dual-Boot w/Windows 7 No Longer Loads

A while back, I installed Backtrack 5 R2 to Dual Boot on a Windows 7 PC. It worked fine for a while, but now when I try to load it, the screen gets all messed up (tried to get a picture with my phone, ...
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Install Kali Linux on RAID0 (as dual boot Windows 7 & Kali)

I’m currently trying to install Kali Linux on my laptop as described here. The problem is I’ve a laptop (MSI GT70) with a Raid 0 (2x 500Gb) and Windows 7 installed on it. At the point where I’ve to ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Wine on my Windows 7 computer [closed]

I want to install the Ubuntu OS onto my Windows 7 computer by double-booting. (I have obtained Ubuntu 13.10.) I also want to install the Wine program. Into which OS should I install the WINE program? ...
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Dual Boot vs. Virtual Machine for Kali Linux 2016.1 [closed]

which option is great in working? Please tell me advantage & disadvantage of both.
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Can't boot Linux from usb on Thinkpad W540

i've Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali mounted on 3 USB sticks and can't boot from any of them. i've disabled (fast-boot) option in windows and also made the following changes to BIOS : *secure boot: disabled ...
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How can I tell GRUB I want to reboot into Windows—before I reboot?

I have a dual boot Linux/windows system set up, and frequently switch from one to the other. I was thinking if I could add a menu item in one of the menus to reboot directly into windows, without ...
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Screen going to sleep and then not coming back on

Recently set up a dual boot with windows 10 and linux mint 17.3 with windows 10 on an ssd and linux mint on a internal hdd. I have an ATI 7950 Raedon video card connected via miniDP to a Dell U2715H. ...
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Change screen resolution into Kali on Mac BookPro

I installed Kali in dual boot on my Mac Book Retina, all work, but I have a screen resolution too high. So I need to change the screen resolution, but if I change it, the screen become black, and ...
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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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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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Unable to create Kali Linux bootable USB with Windows10/Ubuntu

I am trying to Triple boot Kali Linux with windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Windows 10 are both already installed on my Dell-Inspiron. I was following the tutorial at this page to make the Bootable Kali ...
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linux mint black screen error

I have installed linux mint along with windows 10 using usb. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link but it is not working for me.I am attaching an image of grub with ...
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dual boot windows 8.1 and debian 8.2

Can anyone suggest among the following options which one would be the best option to install Debian 8.2.0 alongside on a system with (Windows 8.1 - booting mode UEFI on GPT disk) installed : (1) UEFI ...
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how to remove an operating system, out of many?

I have two o.s installed , Fedora 21 and windows 7 (ultimate), and there is GRUB bootloader, at the startup it shows four options to boot from Fedora21 Fedora20 Fedora recovery mode windows7 ...
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Dual-boot Linux on a Mac with original Boot Loader without uninstalling OS X [migrated]

phew, long title beware! My question here is, I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely ...
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ElementaryOS not recognized by Grub2

(The hyperlinks are pictures I took) I had Windows10 installed in my computer (which is a Lenovo Z70) and I installed ElementaryOS but Grub2 is not recognizing the OS, actually none of them. If I ...
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Installing Fedora onto Hard Drive: Error checking storage configuration

I am trying to be able to dual boot my windows laptop. In the setup process, navigating to Installation Destination -> Done with Automatically configure partitioning checked, the error message ...
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Most efficient for multiple distros on one machine

My laptop – which is my main everyday computer – is currently dual-booting Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04 (though I almost never use Windows). I recently tried out a USB boot stick of the live ...
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messed up partitions during mint installation

I was using a windows10/Ubuntu 14 LTS dual-boot, when I decided to swap out Ubuntu for Mint. I downloaded the .iso, made a Live-USB, started Mint from the USB, pressed install and the installer told ...
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How to dualboot Win7 and Chrome-OS on Netbook

I have tested Google Chrome OS (aka Chromium OS) using a USB pen drive, or more precisely Chrome OS Lime by Hexxeh. Since I like it I would like to install it along side of my pre-installed Windows ...
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Keyboard doesn't work GRUB after boot on Windows

I have a Razer keyboard and a dual boot (Arch Linux + Windows 7). The keyboard works fine if I just use Arch Linux. Whenever I boot on Windows my next time on GRUB the keyboard won't work anymore. ...
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Can't boot live USB of Linux Mint DE on my UEFI PC

I used the Universal USB Installer application to copy the latest ISO image from Linux Mint DE (64 bits) and install it on my PC, however when I try to reboot it I have the option to choose my ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Windows with two drives C: and D:. In the drive C:, I have my Windows. In the drive D:, I had my all other files and data. I installed Ubuntu in the drive D:, without deleting any data from it. ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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Kali linux black screen after booting

I've managed to install kali linux from USB but after I try to boot it I get only black screen (after GRUB). It works great when I run only live sesion from USB. I am using MSI GS70 2PE notebook which ...
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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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Dual-booting two encrypted Linux

I need to install two Linux (Debian and Linux Mint) on a single computer. So far, I know how to do it seamlessly. However, I want FDE to be enabled for both, and so far I haven't been able to ...
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Windows won't boot from hd1

I've added a second Disk to my system and copied my linux-installation + grub on it. My system contains 2 disks now: hd0: sda5: linux hd1: (old system with dualboot) sdb2: windows sdb5: linux If ...
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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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Preinstalled windows 8.1 not booting after installing Linux mint 17.1

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 on my machine and its a uefi enabled machine. I installed linux mint 17.1 on this by the side of windows 8.1. As I was unaware about the approach to install linux ...
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Dual boot pre installed Kali 2

Salutations - I have Kali Linux 2.0 (jessie) installed as main OS. I want to install Windows 8.1/10 on dual-boot. The problem I am facing is in every tutorial, Windows is the pre installed OS. What ...
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How to enable wifi in Kali Linux (dual boot with Windows 10)?

I have installed Kali Linux 1.0.4 64-bit alongside Windows 10. The problem is that Kali is showing only wired connections but not the wireless connection when I enter ifconfig in the terminal. Is ...
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ ...
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Can't boot to fedora without restart

I have a laptob with both SSD and HDD drives. I made a clean install of windows 10 to the ssd, and used HDD to locate user folder. After that, I made a clean of Fedora, using /boot/efi, /usr and / ...
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Adding SSD to my HDD setup with dualboot, what GRUB problems can I expect?

Currently, my setup contains one HDD, with Windows 10 and Linux Mint systems installed on it. What I'm planning to do is to buy an SSD drive. Thing is - I want to clone only my Windows partition, so ...