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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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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Partition suggestions for dual boot 2 different linux distros? [on hold]

I want to partition my hard disk manually for installing more than 1 os. (2 different distros of linux). I am using Gparted to do the job. My Hard drive is 1 TB or 1000 GB. My first partition was ...
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Will I break my system if I persistently use a PC with triple boot installed (Win8, Ubuntu & Kali)

I have successfully installed three OSs; Kali linux, Ubuntu and Windows 8. What are the chances I break my system if I use this type of 'way of using pc' for years? Is it possible to break my system ...
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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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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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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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Cannot dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 already installed from a long time ago and I have no Windows/update CD. I want to install Linux Mint. I created a partition, formatted it as Ext4 (in Linux), and labeled it E. I ...
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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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Replace Ubuntu (dualboot) with Kali linux

I am currently having windows 8 machine with Ubuntu 14 installed as dualboot. It was installed under alongside win8 option. There might be a way i can completely remove ubuntu and then install Kali ...
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How to dual boot linux and windows 8.1?

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 and I would love to dual boot it with Linux. I am very new to Linux. I have run it in a virtual machine a few times before, but virtual machines are slow. I want ...
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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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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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How to dual boot Xubuntu with Windows 7 & 8 from separate drives

I had Windows 7 and 8 on a hard drive, then I decided to try Xubuntu, and installed it on a separate hard drive. Then I tried using EasyBCD, but Windows doesn't recognize Linux partitions. ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Widonws 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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After installing Linux Mint, only a terminal is showen when I boot into it

I have been using windows for as far back as I could remember and developing in virtual boxes but I have decided to install Linux Mint onto a second hard drive on my main computer. Sadly, when I boot ...
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Grub is unable to find physical volume with Windows 7, in dual boot with Archlinux. LDM problem?

When I boot my system I get into the nice menu with Arch-linux, its settings and windows vista (loader) as possibilities. Windows fails to boot when selected with a message identical to the output of ...
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Not able to boot into ubuntu or windows

prerequisites you will need to know regarding my problem earlier I had Ubuntu 13 version, due to some unknown reason, when I restarted my computer to enter into windows it went directly to grub ...
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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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After reinstalling Linux Mint, Windows 7 does not boot

Final edit: I tried each and every single fix on the question, but I ended up just restoring an image I made a year ago of the freshly installed system using clonezilla. After that, I ran rescatux to ...
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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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changing partition on a dual boot

I attempted to change the partition table in my dual boot (mint/osx). OSX occupies too much space and I wanted to reallocate freed up space into mint's \home. In gpartition it seems as though I cannot ...
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Can Grub2 multi-boot LUKS/LVM distros with only one boot partition?

There are many tutorials on the internet for multi-booting unencrypted distros using a single boot partition and chainloading. For example, booting 145 OSes. Likewise, there are tutorials for ...
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Dual booting elementary OS, does not boot properly after install

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and elementary OS on a Mac. I've followed e.g. these instructions. The first question is this: I have not once got the "install alongside" option so I've manually created ...
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Grub installed by Scientific Linux does not boot Windows

I installed SL6.1 on a laptop that has a Vista install as well. After I installed SL6.1 I figured that I would have a boot option but no. How can I reconfigure GRUB to recognize Windows too?
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Dual Booting Macbook pro mid-2009 with Ubuntu and OS X Yosemite

Machine - Macbook Pro 15" Mid-2009 Hi, I am trying to triple boot my system with: 1. OS X Yosemite. 2. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 3. Windows 8.1 For now I am trying to install linux first and then I plan to ...
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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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Unable to start ubuntu after installing updates - Stuck at 'Try (hd0,0)'

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on the same hard drive as my Windows 8.1 OS, on its own partition. The installation went without any hickups. After that I used EasyBCD on my windows system to ...
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Kali Linux live dvd/usb wont start

When I plug my usb or enter a dvd with kali installation in it, it all works fine until im in the installation window (after I reboot the computer). I press the Kali Live option on the menu and wait ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I'm getting the same error that other questions mention, such as: Installation Error: Kernel Panic - not syncing ...
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Cant boot to Kali linux [duplicate]

have installed the operating system successfully on my laptop that has Win 8.1 pre-installed. (With this guide) After restarting the computer, windows 8.1 loaded instead of grub bootloader, so I have ...
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Setting Kali Linux as default system instead of using VirtualBox? [duplicate]

so I'm a complete noob and I just installed Linux using VirtualBox. Is there any method to set Linux as my default system and get rid of the current one (win7)? Or is it neccessary to delete both and ...
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Windows boot option is missing after installing CentOS 7, how can I get it back?

I recently installed CentOS 7 on a machine that has been running Windows 7. I did a dual boot installation and installed CentOS in a partition. But when I boot up my machine, it only gives me two ...
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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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Problems booting Kali Linux 1.0.9a 64 bit on Macbook Pro

I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro that I am trying to dual boot OS X and Kali Linux on. I replaced my optic drive with my old HDD and replaced my HDD with an SSD. OS X and my apps are running off of the ...
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Can't dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Kali

Long story short, I don't want to / can't use Kali on a VM properly. I want to set up a dual boot machine. I've done the following: I downloaded the Kali ISO and used Win32DiskImager to put it onto ...
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Installing other Linux in an encrypted disk

I recently got an SSD to replace my laptop's HDD and decided to change and use "full disk" encryption. I created a small unencrypted partition for /boot and an big encrypted LUKS partition where I ...
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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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No GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint 17

I installed linux mint 17 alongside Windows 8.1. When asked about the partition to use as "Reserved boot area"...I chose the 100 mb partition which was listed as "EFI System Partition" in Windows ...
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Has my Debian installation disabled hibernate in Windows 7, on my dual booting machine?

Installing Debian on dual boot terms has disabled hibernate in Windows 7. The solution according to this thread is to make use of Grub's "makeactive" option. I don't understand. What is the poster ...
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How to Overwrite Linux Mint 13 with 17.1 with Windows 8.1 dualboot?

I have recently been given a disk from my friend to install Linux Mint and have installed it to dual boot with my Windows 8.1. The version he gave me was version 13 (maya). I want to overwrite this ...
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How do I dual-boot 2 (or more) Linux distributions with gummiboot and UEFI?

I have Arch installed as my main OS with gummiboot for booting. I'm planning to dual boot with Fedora 20 soon but I am currently held back by some doubts. Do I need to install Grub2 for Fedora even ...
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How to switch from Grub to Windows Boot Manager

I have recently installed Debian 7 alongside Windows 7. Naturally they are in two different partitions and Debian was installed second. Debian has also installed GRUB as boot manager, but I would ...
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Trouble in making pen drive bootable for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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How do I re-install GRUB on one HDD so that, if multibooting, it will boot to THAT HDD's GRUB first?

Due to complex reasons, I have one installation of Zorin (my distro of choice) for booting, and another installation for actually using. I won't go into the details as to why because I hardly remember ...
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Installing GRUB in a dual-boot

I've just installed my OSes on a new HDD: Windows 7 and Debian 7. As usual I first installed Windows, then Debian. At the first attempt, GRUB seems to not have been installed properly, because my ...
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Shared system partition for multiple linux system

Is it okay to share some partitions for multiple native linux system? For example, if I want to install Ubuntu, Debian and Arch in one harddisk, and I create lvm partition scheme like this: NAME ...
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Problem dual booting windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 for like 12 months Yesterday I choose to install ubuntu 14.04. On windows 8 I had 2 partitions C(where windows was installed) and D(other ntfs partition). I shrunk D with 50 GB then I ...
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Dual boot windows on second harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I'd like to install linux, but I don't want to risk damaging my current windows installation as I have heard a lot of horror stories. Fortunately, I have an extra hard drive. Can I install linux ...
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install just goes to a blank or black screen

ViciBox is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit, while the current version looks to be 13.2, not 13.1. This is the only reason I can find to explain why this distro fails to install onto this particular ...
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CD & DVD check program cdck: Excellent disc! or is it? i/o error does this mean bad disc?

How do I establish that a DVD is "ok"? The DVD boots fine. I'm installing ViciDial, which is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit. (So the OS is OpenSuSE?) The md5sum for the DVD checks out: ...