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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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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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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Problem with Dual boot Linux Mint in my win 8 laptop

This is my first time experience with any Linux OS. I am trying to dual boot linux Mint to my Toshiba Satellite Win 8.1 laptop(64 bit). I searched google on how to dual boot linux mint and below are ...
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Arch and Windows 7 dual boot with encryption, replacing existing Linux install

I have a computer with 3 hard drives: 120 GB SSD, which Arch identifies as sdb 1 TB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sdc 160 GB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sda Currently, Windows ...
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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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What can cause GRUB2 to suddenly not be recognized by EFI?

I have two hard drives in my PC. The first one contains an ext4 partition with Debian, a swap partition and the EFI partition for Debian. The second hard drive contains Win8 and it's EFI partition. ...
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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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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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How to clean up bootloaders & UEFI entries from other installs?

I got a new Windows laptop, and I wanted to dual boot with Linux. I installed Fedora, before changing my mind and going back to Mint. I'd like to keep Win 8.1 and Mint. However, now my UEFI boot menu ...
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Dual-boot Mint on OS X: is OS X Startup Manager not suitable to boot Mint partition?

I am thinking of dual-booting Linux Mint on Mac OS X, and for that reason I was reading a tutorial about it (http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643). After Mint's installation the tutorial ...
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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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Dual boot Opensuse13.2 and windows8.1 boot loader

I installed Opensuse13.2 using dual boot on my system that originally had windows 8.1. If I was using UEFI boot option then my computer automatically logged onto the windows OS. So I was using ...
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Can't boot Windows XP from Grub2 in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I can't boot my Windows XP OS on a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I already tried the command update-grub without improving. I can see the menu entry in Grub but when I choose Windows ...
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Kali Linux black screen with blinking curser after USB boot

I am using a Macbook Air (2013) with Intel HD Graphics 5000. I made a USB to live-boot into Kali and install it onto a separate partition, essentially dual boot my Yosemite (OSX 10.10) with Kali ...
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Repairing Bootmgr from Linux Opensuse

I have dual boot of windows8.1 and Linux Opensuse13.2 on my machine. Both OS were working fine. In an attempt to launch windows8.1 from Grub2 boot loader, I made changes to windows boot loader by ...
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Dual booting with two drives

So I need to install a microsoft product on one of my drives today sadly. My current setup is so that I have a SSD which has Linux on it. And a 1 TB HDD which just extends my Videos and Documents ...
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How come my Grub isn't initialised at the boot?

I am a new linux user so apologies in advance for any dumb things. I dual booted Kali next to Windows7 and after a succesfull install I rebooted to not find an option to use Kali instead of Win7 in ...
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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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Elementary Os. Nvidia and apt-get stopped working after updating windows 8.1 (Dual boot)

My computer have dual boot (Windows 8.1 and Elementary OS Freya - Ubuntu 14.04). Today, After installing updates on my windows partition Elementary OS loaded into a black screen. I've already ...
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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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How much trouble will NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching cause my Linux installation?

I'm about to get a new laptop, and I want to dual-boot Windows and Linux on to it. I noticed that a lot of laptops you can buy come with Optimus graphics switching installed. I like the idea of ...
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Install rEFInd on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I want to dual boot my macbook with Arch Linux and thus tried to install rEFInd using the install script, however, after install rEFInd doesn't seem to start at all? Anyone experienced the same issue ...
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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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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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grub booting problem

I have Windows 8 and Kali Linux installed. While i was installing Kali there's an opportunity to install grub and i did it. But i am unable to boot Kali Linux and even see grub menu as far as there's ...
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installing multi-boot distros

I'm planning on installing openSUSE on an empty partition, on a machine currently booting Mint. I understand that people happily move between distros by keeping or copying the use file system, and 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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Dualboot on Mac OS X without CD drive

I would like to install an OS like Ubuntu (for example) on my Macbook Pro mid 2014, but I didn't find a tutorial where a CD drive isn't needed. Can someone explain me how to do this ?
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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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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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Different linux OS on particular hdd

Have Adaptec RAID controller. There're 4 hdds on it. Existed Centos 5.10 on: /dev/sda1 - /boot ext3 /dev/sda2 - LVM I decided to migrate to Centos 7 and installed It on: /dev/sdd1 - /boot XFS ...
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Can't boot into Win XP on HDD #1 from Ubuntu Mate 15 on HDD #2

I installed Windows XP SP3 on the first partition on HDD #1 and Win 7 SP1 on the next partition on the same Hdd #1. Now I installed Ubuntu Mate 15 on the second HDD #2 and when I try to boot into Win ...
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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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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 Dual-Dual-Boot?

I have a company laptop which came with Windows 7 installed. I shrunk the single NTFS file system that spanned the entire hard disk so that I could then install Ubuntu on a new second partition. I did ...
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Debian setup launching GRUB bash

I have a little problem with setting up Debian. When I boot from the installation USB in UEFI mode, I get the GRUB command line. If I type in "boot", I get Please load the kernel first. I had Ubuntu ...
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Installed Centos 7 after Windows and can't boot into CentOS

I wanted to setup a dual boot for Windows 7 and CentOS 7 I had a Windows 7 machine with 500GB disk. I shrank the Windows partition to provide space for CentOS 7 (roughly 230GB). I created a USB ...
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How to dual-boot windows 7 and Debian with UEFI and 2HDDs?

I'd like to install Debian near my windows 7 x64 installation, as I know to set up Linux on the second HDD (Windows 7 is installed on the first one) I need to manually configure the partitioning, ...
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Windows and Linux with UEFI

I previously had a computer with both Windows and Linux, totally separated since I always unplug the hard drive with the operating system not being used. When I upgraded to a mother board with UEFI, ...
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Add ArchLinux to Ubuntu dual-boot

I would like to dual boot ArchLinux with my Ubuntu. I would like some hints at how to do it without messing my partitions too much. Presently, my Computer partition scheme goes like this: (Ubuntu ...
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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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Unable to boot Kali Linux 1.1.0

recently I have made a USB livestick for Kali 1.1.0 with lili and with Win32DiskImager and tried to boot it in Windows 8.1. When I came to the boot order menu my USB was recognized as an UEFI-device, ...
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trying to dual boot kubuntu with windows 7

I have windows 7 as my primary is . Now I would like to install kubuntu here is what I get in the disk setup What should I do to use dual boot?? Manual option doesn't do anything!!
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In Elemenary os, grub wont load anything but itself

I am running Elementary OS Freya as the only currently installed OS on my laptop, I have tried to install various operating system via USB and UNetbootin, however my grub for some reason just will not ...
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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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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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Operating System Not Found after Kali Linux Installation

I have a Sony Vaio E Series laptop that came with Windows 8 installed. I later updated to Windows 8.1. I have been trying to install a Linux distro as a dual boot option. Today, I shrunk the main ...
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Install of manjaro linux on Raid 0

Im trying to install gnome manjaro on my raid 0 ssd's along side my uefi windows 8. The GUI installer proceeds without problems but when I try to boot the system gets stuck on the manjaro load screen. ...
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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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Fedora installation breaks UEFI boot

I am having problems installing Fedora 21/22-alpha on brand new system and I am new to the EFI thing so I am running into issues. I installed Win7, booted in UEFI, installed in UEFI, at least I see an ...