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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Fix boot after moving SSD

I had to replace the motherboard (and CPU and RAM that goes with it). The SSD is set up to dual boot Win7 and Mint Rebecca. When I fired it up, it showed GRUB error that it can't find some UUID, and ...
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Unix/Windows dualboot OS-dependent file

I'm currently in a dualboot setup, where I work in both Windows and Debian. I've set up my Android development environment to share as many files as possible to save drive space, including my ...
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Replacing Ubuntu 14.04 with Arch Linux on a dual boot Windows 10 configuration

I want to migrate to Arch Linux. I have read all about the installation process on Arch Wiki and got a fair idea about the process. But I have a doubt on how will the GRUB installed by Ubuntu behave ...
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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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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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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Can't boot Fedora from Kali's Grub

I've had Windows 10 and Fedora 24 installed, dual-booting, and it has been fine, but I just installed Kali in the remaining 200 GB, and the bootloader it installed can't boot Fedora. If I go into my ...
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How do I add another boot entry into grub2?

So I recently switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro but I lost my bootloader. Now I don't have an entry for Windows 7 anymore. Linux and the bootloader are installed on sdb but windows lives on sda. I can'...
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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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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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Grub Rescue 2 Problem

I recently deleted partitions containing Kali Linux and now my computer boots into grub rescue mode. When I tried to boot to Kali Live from my flash drive, there was an error with a failure to read ...
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Linux mint and windows 10 dual boot with 2 HDD

I have one ssd and two hdd. On one of the hdd I have windows 10 and on the other linux mint 17.3. When starting up grub shows up like it should but it only has linux mint as an option. If I try to ...
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Unable to boot to windows

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with Ubuntu

I recently bought a new SSD drive for my PC and would like to install a version of ubuntu on it. I installed the drive and managed to get the OS on the SSD but when I boot the PC I'm given no option ...
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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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Grub menu on reboot after removing another distro partition

I just acquired a macbook air. I dual-booted mac os with Ubuntu. It is my first time multiple-booting on a mac. I triple-booted with another Ubuntu. Ater removing the third distro, I experience some ...
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Why can't I install CentOS 7 in dual-boot with Winows 8.1?

I need to build something under Apache Cloudstack. As for now I don't know exactly what, it needs to be some kind of application/project that would shows up some of the most relevant peculiarities of ...
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Booting FreeBSD using grub2 on uefi machine

I just installed FreeBSD 10.3 on an HP 450-a114. The install went smoothly with no issues. The machine has Windows 10, Linux Mint, and an LFS distro. In the past (on the older BIOS-only machines), all ...
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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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Ubuntu not booting

I have ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 10. It gives the purple ubuntu screen on start up. If I go to the recovery mode and then resume from there, I go on to the login page where it gets into a login loop. ...
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Gparted showing complete drive unallocated

Current Environment Information: Dual Boot with Windows 7x64 and Linux Mint 16 I am currently trying to install Elementary OS instead of Linux Mint. Windows works fine but Mint boots fine but has ...
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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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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 /etc/...
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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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wlan0 and wlan1 are active but they cannot detect the Wifi Network!

My wlan0 and wlan1 are active after I installed the compat wireless 2016-26-10. They cannot detect the wifi network. I have a dual boot and when I use the same in Windows, I can detect the signal but ...
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Getting “NTFS5: No ang0” error message when booting Linux Mint

I am getting the following message as shown in the link below when trying to boot into linux mint 13. Try (hd0,0): NFTS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,2): NTFS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,3):...
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Stuck on laptop logo on statup

i had windows 10 on my laptop. Then i have added kali-linux as dual boot.On start up i would get GNU grub. But after setting my bios password i am stuck on the splash screen that is the logo of my ...
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Linux Mint not letting anything else boot

I installed Linux Mint a few days ago. I installed it on an SSD with a system partition, a home partition, and a swap partition. On another separate SSD I have Windows 10 installed. Since installing ...
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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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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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Installing Mint over Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7

My computer dual boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I want Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. I need to keep Windows. I burned the Mint disk I need. I boot from it, and check the desktop, click Install ...
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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 boot installation has no effect (no GRUB), Boot-Repair doesn't help

With a fresh Windows 10 machine (Lenovo H50-55) I did a dual-boot install with Fedora 23. The installation seemed to go fine, but when I rebooted it went straight to Windows as if there was no GRUB. ...
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How to uninstall Archlinux?

I have had Archlinux for quite a while dual-booted alongside my Windows 7 (bootmenu is GRUB), I would like to replace Arch with Ubuntu for now due to starting to develop games on Linux, but I have no ...
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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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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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Hibernation of a dual boot machine with a shared writable partition

This question is similar to the one about resuming from hibernate in a dual boot PC, but i do not assume here that the two systems share the swap. Even though answers to these questions would ...
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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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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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How will hibernation work in two Linux installations sharing a swap partition?

This question is a more specific "subquestion" of the one about side effects when two distros share a swap partition. What will actually happen if I install two Linux distributions on my machine with ...
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Grub doesn't find windows 8

So, i've recently installed Debian in dual boot with Windows 8. When I reboot, my GRUB doesn't show Windows 8. My initial question is : How do i know if Windows 8 is still existing. If it is, how to ...
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Recovering non-EFI partition with Kali Linux after installing windows 10

I successfully dual-booted and used Windows 10 and Kali Linux for some time. Then due to a failure in Windows I had to reinstall Windows 10. With that I lost the grub. Then I followed the instructions ...
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Add grub2 entries in Ubuntu

I had centOS installed in my system and after installing ubuntu the boot loader (grub2) doesn't display CentOS entry. I tried "sudo update-grub" in Ubuntu terminal but it doesn't show CentOS image. I ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows 7

I am trying to dual boot Windows and Linux on a machine at work. While I haven't used windows in a while, It is a process that used to work most of the time. But I haven't been as lucky with this ...
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Missing Ubuntu in boot menu after installing Cent OS 6

I had Ubuntu in my hard disk and after installing CentOS 6 on it I am not able to see Ubuntu in the boot menu. My /bootgrub/grub.conf file looks as follows: What changes do I need to make in this ...
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Accessing Macintosh HD from Ubuntu

So after I upgraded my MBP to Yosemite, I have lost dualboot. After a long struggle, I finally reinstalled refind to work properly. Unfortuantelly, when I use Ubuntu, I cannot access Macintosh HD ...
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Using Gparted and installing Windows 10 after Linux

I recently built a computer and put LinuxMint 17.3 on it right away. I now have a free copy of Windows 10. I haven't really been able to find detailed instructions on how to install Windows while ...
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How can I successfuly port W10 files to Ubuntu? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu (Dual boot with W10) and I can see my W10 partition from inside Ubuntu with all my files. They seem fairly corrupt on the Linux side (Text editors, web browsers, Steam etc) ...
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After Debian installation, how to add Grub Entries for new/other bootable disks/installations?

I have two SSDs, one is for my Windows 7, and one is for testing and tweaking it (like installing Linux, or other operating systems...). I've already installed Windows 7 on the first SSD, and I tried ...