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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ArchLinux - DHCPCD timed out during dual boot installation from USB

I am trying to install a Dual Boot ArchLinux with Windows 7 running already on my machine. I have succesfully "burned" ISO on my USB using Rufus. After botting up, I manage to access Live ...
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How do I resize a windows partition without using gparted?

Suppose I have a native (i.e. coming from manufacturers) windows 7 installation on a laptop (with an SSD device, BIOS/MBR partition table if that matters). The partition on the device is completely ...
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Dual boot PCBSD - Windows 7

I am using PC-BSD 10.1.2. I ran the command without adding the Windows partition configuration file as result: # grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg Generating grub configuration file ... Found ...
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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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Partition still almost full but files seems to have been lost. What happened?

I'm running a dual-booting computer with Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed on it, and I am using a logical NTFS partition that can be accessed both from Linux and Windows. After having started ...
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Clonezilla hangs after boot

I have installed clonezilla live on pxe server. My pxe server works fine and I have installed clonezilla image in it to boot from remote location. My clonezilla image is booting successfully but it's ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a doesn't boot from USB

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. I had ran boot-repair since the os selection menu wasn't showing. Few days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Kali Linux. I used PowerISO to copy all the ...
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Can cfdisk be used to resize partitions on a disk that will be accessed by Windows computers?

CFDisk is a fine command-line partitioning tool (it seems to change the partition table) for me. But I have read this on the man page that scares me a bit: In order to write the partition table ...
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If dual boot Linux with windows 8 will I still be able to upgrade to windows 10

So I am planning to dual boot Linux will Windows 8 and am wondering if I will still be able to get the Windows 10 upgrade. According to this article it sounds like I might not be able to: Microsoft's ...
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Problem with GRUB for dual-boot installation of LMDE 2 (and Windows) on encrypted luks-lvm (truecrypt)

I'm trying to install LMDE 2 'Betsy' 64-Bit dual-booting with Windows 8.1 and both systems encrypted separately, Windows with truecrypt and LMDE with luks. When booting I want to be asked for the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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RHEL Installation issue with UEFI on HP Compaq Desktop

I have bought a new Desktop HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF. It came with Windows 7 Pro installed. Now I want to install Linux (RHEL) by dual booting it. I have successfully shrinked the partition and ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system. Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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Issues if Ubuntu and Windows 7 is installed in dualboot

I wondered if there are any known issues when Ubuntu and WIndows 7 are installed in Dualboot. I figured out that Ubuntu sometimes runs a bit slow.
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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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Installation of linux and windows xp

I have 80 Gb harddrive, 512 Mb RAM in my pentium 4 pc. Now the Windows XP I had got corrupted and i want to install new xp sp3 but each time I use the bootable USB it says unable to find operating ...
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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 do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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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 Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since 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, Its a process that used to work most of the time.But I haven't been that lucky with this ...
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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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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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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 Mageia5 using Windows XP bootloader

I used the following commands for dual booting Mageia 5 from Win XP bootloader grub2-mkimage --output=./core.img --format=i386-pc --prefix="(hd1,msdos5)/boot/grub2" biosdisk part_msdos ext2 cat ...
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UEFI, multiple OSes and fallback bootloader

As it turns out after reading this document https://wiki.debian.org/GrubEFIReinstall and especially problem 1, there are weak EFI implementations, which only recognize the fallback bootloader. Which ...
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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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Reinstalling Debian: ext4 partition is not primary

I previously had a grub bootloader with crunchbang and win7. Since then I reinstalled win7 which now boots it automatically. I stuck in a Debian install CD that brings me to the stage in the above ...
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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-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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Debian & Windows 8 UEFI dual booting on separate disks

I want to dual boot Debian and Windows 8, installed on separate disks. This is what I've done so far, following this tutorial. My drive config & partitioning is as follows: /dev/sda1 - Windows ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and dual boot with Linux

I've read through different documents describing dual-boot configuration Solaris+Linux, however I'm still struggling with it. I first installed Fedora12, and then OracleSolaris 11.2, which of course ...
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EFI dual-boot problem on HP Pavilion 15 with Windows 8 and Debian 8

Context HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, when I bought it there was Windows 8 pre-installed. Yesterday I partitioned my hard disk and I installed a fresh new Debian 8 everything fine, here's the table: ...
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centos 7 dual boot with windows 8.1

How do I install CentOS 7 alongside Windows 8.1 to create a dual boot machine? I did this easily enough on a Windows 7 machine using pendrivelinux. But that approach is resulting in a failure to ...
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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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how do I do a command line only boot of CentOS 7?

Can someone please explain how to trigger a command line only boot of CentOS 7 from a USB boot stick? I want to boot the terminal only and then use the normal CentOS 7 terminal to swap out the ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside the same existing OS in laptop?

I already have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. But it's not working properly. I've a related thread here. I urgently require an audio/video cutter like ffmpeg, avconv etc. to be installed which ...
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saving file to usb stick while using linux boot stick

I am using the instructions in this youtube video to install CentOS 7 on a new computer that is running Windows 8. The tutorial uses UniversalUSBInstaller from PenDriveLinux, but the installation is ...
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Kali Linux is not booting after installation after/before Windows 7

I have GPT, EFI (or UEFI?). I've installed Windows 7, then Kali Linux (in opposite order too), but Kali doesn't want to boot -- Windows wants. I tried to use update-grub, tried to switch the ...
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Elementary OS - Locked Boot

Please go easy on me and assist me. I am more than willing to provide the information you require, please just give me pointers. I have built my own personal gaming computer recently and have faced ...
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Get Real BiosTime using CentOS 6.x and make permanentely SystemTime = BiosTime [closed]

My first SO is Windows 7, and it is synchronized with Bios Time... Later I installed CentOS, but... I want to have synchronized my CentOS with Windows and Time Bios! I was checking time (before ...
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Trying to create a multiboot USB for Installs

I'm trying to boot various OS/Configurations of OS Install from a single USB. I've been using Multisystem, but it fails when I try to boot an install created with RemasterSys + Ubuntu 11.04. It gives ...
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I cannot run Windows without connecting the flash drive in which linux was installed

I've installed Linux into my flashdrive from another flash drive while windows 7 is running. When I start up my computer with the flash drive in which linux installed , it appears 4 options ( Linux, ...
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How to configure a workstation for multiple Linux and Windows users?

I work at a university and a part of my job entails usage of software for numerical simulation of fluid flow. My department decided to buy a new high- end workstation that should primarily serve as ...
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Configure Grub Update to Install on Partition

I have a Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot system. I just installed automatic updates to GRUB. First update broke Ubuntu boot, which I fixed by installing grub to dev/sda3 in a chroot. Second update ...
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Problem to Install CentOS 6.4 (Second) after that Win7 (First) - dual boot

I want to install CentOS 6.4 in my PC, this image shows my Windows 7 partition before to install it But when I was ask to select my option (mode) of install CentOs like this: Or this (really is my ...