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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Use a “Friendly” Label on Drives or Partitions in FreeBSD

Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk. I have looked at tunefs or gpart and even disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't ...
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Dual Boot Configuration with SSD and HDD

I'm very new to Linux. I have been using Windows/Mac during my whole life, but now I have decided to use Linux. So I'm trying to configure a dual boot system with Windows 10 and CentOS 7. I already ...
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Why am I only getting two options in systemd-boot?

I set up an Arch USB stick, following the instructions given at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#In_Windows_2, section 1.2.2. Specifically, I extracted the Arch ISO ...
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How do I switch to Linux (Ubuntu) on Chromebook?

For reference, the Chromebook model is SNOW FREMONT A-E 0878 I used Crouton to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook. In doing so, I had my computer in developer mode and wasn't able to save anything that ...
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Clonezilla won't boot up

I'm new to Ubuntu, and trying to make a backup with Clonezilla, but I can get only to the Clonezilla menu and after that I get a blank screen. I tried different USBs, but with no result. I also tried ...
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Linux USB audio volume problem

I have a dual boot Linux/Windows 8 system with a pair of KEF X300A speakers connected to the machine via a USB port. After each reboot from Windows the maximum volume obtainable from the speakers in ...
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Cannot boot into Linux off live USB

I am trying to dual boot Linux on my laptop (Dell XPS 15) which is running Windows 10 Pro. I did not have any problem dual booting the two operating systems on my desktop. I cannot boot up ANY Linux ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Linux doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7. But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a Win7 installed. I have 5 ...
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Dual Boot Debian on Raid 0 in UEFI mode

My new notebook came from the factory with Windows 8 on two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 mode. I wanted to dual boot it with a Linux distro, I settled on Debian, so I resized my C: drive as one normally would ...
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create partition inside Linux Mint to install Windows 7

I have installed 64-bit Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop, which has no other OS. Right now Mint uses the entire hard disk. Is it possible to create a partition from Mint for Windows 7? (Windows 7 ...
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Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX on my macbook (MacBookPro8,2). As per the usual guide, I downloaded rEFIt (the .dmg) and installed it. Then I rebooted about 12 times and still always just get ...
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Dual boot Linux partition scheme with encryption

I am trying to figure out how I should encrypt my machine. I am reorganizing and will have two 500GB drives. I am setting up a dual boot system (both linux). My prospective partition scheme: sda: ...
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Dual boot Solaris and Linux

I have a laptop running Oracle Solaris and Gentoo Linux. First I installed Gentoo Linux. I used GPT partitioning scheme. In order to boot Gentoo Linux I have GRUB 2. Then I installed Solaris 11.1. ...
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Repair GRUB from Arch live CD

I'm trying to install Arch on sda8 (with swap on sda7) following the instructions here. I got to the part of setting up the WiFi a second time, but since I already have GRUB, I got lost at the section ...
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Installing Arch Linux alongside OS X - Bootloader issues

I have installed Arch Linux alongside my OS X install on my MBP 11,1 using the guide found here, however on the last three commands of the boot loader section I get the error /usr/sbin/grub2-probe: ...
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How to access Win7 on a dual boot machine?

I've been dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu for about 4 months and I got on it today to change the default boot on grub, because my girlfriend kept getting locked out when it reboots and, by default, goes ...
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Lost access to grub after installation of Peppermint 4

I am hoping someone would be able to help me. I have installed peppermint 4 but after restarting it, the grub menu didn't show up and now it boots straight into Windows. I went back into peppermint by ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD after installation

I've installed FreeBSD on my system along with Windows 7 using this tutorial. When I turn on my PC the screen says something like this: F1 FreeBSD F2 Win F3 ? F6 PXE Boot: F1 _ Pressing F2 ...
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Multiboot USB drive using relative paths with Syslinux (or another bootloader)

I want to make a multiboot USB drive with Ubuntu, Backtrack and Mantra-OS on it (all Ubuntu variants as you can see). Those are the steps I've done: sudo su unmount /dev/sdb1 ...
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Debian boots on one Mac but not another

I'm trying to boot Debian from a USB Hard Drive (using rEFIt as a boot loader), and am successful on two newer-model MacBook Pros and a Hackintosh (no surprise there), but I'm not successful on ...
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How do create an encrypted system with multiple Linux distributions?

A few weeks ago I created a completely encrypted system on a notebook and must say I like the idea. It's a little bit annoying to enter the password on every boot, but it's nice to know even if I lose ...
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Dual boot Fedora 16 with OS X refit

Having trouble with installing Fedora 16 on my Macbook Pro. While the installation itself completes without and issues, the bootloader doesn't install correctly. I have rEFIt, which I already have ...
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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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Easy way to boot Windows and more than 1 linux distros?

So originally I had installed Windows 7. Then a couple of weeks ago I installed Debian. I now wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed it without taking to much care for the booting process, I let Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot fedora 23 and Windows 10 issue

I had Windows 10 installed on my machine. When I decided to also install Fedora 23 using Dual boot, Fedora was working fine, but when I tried to boot Windows 10 I had a problem. In the grub boot menu ...
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grub2 cannot see filesystem on alternate /boot partition

I have 2 (soon to be more) independent OSes. Right now it is just CentOS 6.6 and 7, but will be adding several more. I can boot CentOS 7 cleanly, but 6.6 will not boot. The error is: error: no such ...
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Kali 2.0 won't boot after dual booting with Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 64-Bit and I booted into that and it works amazingly. After I installed Windows 10 I partitioned a 80GB partition on my HDD and I continued to install Kali. No problems were ...
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Installing a dual boot environment of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows 7

While installing Ubuntu "along side" my current Windows 7 OS, from a USB drive, all went well until "Allocating Drive Space". I used the default allocations of Windows Recovery Environment: 11.3 GB ...
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MINT Freezes on boot after load the system

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my notebook and still geting a strange problem. After i boot on Mint, and the system started after like 2 minutes it just freeze first freeze the system and then ...
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Dual boot windows 10 on mSATA and keep ubuntu on the HDD, on a Dell Inspiron 17r 5720

I currently am running ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 17r 5720, on a 1th HDD. It's a great computer, but I really could use another storage drive, and solid state drive, and windows OS( for school ...
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Different boot partitions for dual boot

I finally decided to manage partitions in my hard drive and install different OS's. I have used Ubuntu for a few years, and I'm fairly familiar with its installation. Now I want to try OpenSUSE, but I ...
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Dual Boot: Run Linux alongside an encrypted Windows (by Truecrypt)

Does anybody have a solution on how I can run Linux (Mint) alongside Truecrypt which needs to be encrypted by truecrypt? Ideally though I would like both operating systems encrypted by Truecrypt, but ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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Fedora 22, disk-encryption passphrase, POST fails, dracut

I was in the process to install Fedora 22-3 on an Acer desktop with Windows 8 to create a dual-boot system. I believe to have followed reasonable guidelines on how to do this. (I reached up to point ...
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How to run Windows with GPU virtualization?

A year ago I switched to Ubuntu for my primary OS, which has worked out just fine. Every now and then I want to play computer games and while using Wine often works, I can't get all of the games that ...
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Can Ubuntu detect Windows 10 for dual-boot?

I am trying to dual boot Windows 10, so I went on the Internet to find out if Ubuntu will detect Windows 10. Some sites say it does, while others say it doesn't... Which answer is correct?
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How to chainload from usermode?

Starting from user mode runlevel in linux, is it possible to boot another OS on the system without ever passing through BIOS or GRUB/similar and never turning off?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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grub-mkconfig generates duplicate entries for an Ubuntu/Gentoo dual boot setup

I'm currently running Ubuntu (Xubuntu, specifically) as the primary OS on one of my systems. I've been building up a Gentoo installation on a new logical volume on the same system and I'm at the point ...
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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 ...