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Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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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Unable to boot into Ubuntu 18.04

I have a MacBook Pro 2012 on which I had Sierra installed. I partitioned my Samsung 1 TB SSD to dual boot into Ubuntu. When I installed Ubuntu, grub2 seems to have overwritten Apple’s bootloader. ...
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What is the proper install order for a multi-boot system using Mac OS, Win 10, Linux-mint, and BSD?

First things first, I already tried using VirtualBox. I didn't have enough RAM for the host + 1 guest with acceptable performance! The system is a 2016 iMac with 8gb RAM, 1TB HD. I need this for ...
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how to add windows 10 to dual boot menu which contains fedora [on hold]

I have dual operating systems win 10 & fedora. Windows 10 was booting correctly until I installed fedora. The booting menu is showing "fedora" only. How to add windows 10 to booting menu? I tried ...
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Grub2Win Entries for ext4 Linux Systems [on hold]

I run a Dell XPS 8700 Desktop with a Windows OS as my main, and I am interested in the various linux distros out there, mainly android x86 and its LineageOS counterpart. To this, I have 2 HDD's in my ...
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Kali Linux stuck after login screen (dual boot with windows10 & kali linux 2018.4) possible reasons? [duplicate]

After deciding to dual boot my acer aspire laptop which is running windows 10 with kali linux I faced the problem that my login screen in kali linux freezes after loging in. When I did the dual boot ...
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How to create a GRUB entry for a FreeBSD on ZFS installation?

To be clear what I want is a FreeBSD GRUB2 entry that boots FreeBSD on a ZFS (name: zroot) with BIOS firmware (not UEFI). The operating system GRUB is installed on is Arch Linux if it helps, Arch is ...
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Ubuntu do not boot [on hold]

I have been workinng on ubuntu that is installed on dual boot with windows 10 for a while and yestrday a have descovred that all my files are on read only i can't modify or delete .... I found then ...
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Recover Fedora 28 installation (GRUB reinstall) [closed]

I dual boot Fedora and Windows 10, while working on Windows I had a Blue Screen of Death and my battery died almost immediately after, when I rebooted my laptop I was greeted with a grub prompt. Now I ...
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Install Debian netinst on macbook pro 2018

I'm trying to install Debian 9.5.0 netinst on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports), but can't even boot the installer. I took the following steps: I made a live USB with Etcher of ...
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disabling grub for linux while dual boot with manjaro (arch based distro)

i have use manjaro (arch based distro) for 1 years and i realy love to use this distro. but i have hobby to distro hop and use dual boot manjaro and other linux. manjaro use grub configuration that ...
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grub not installing [duplicate]

I have tried to install the kali linux system beside windows 10. Since my computer is a brand new one kali doesn't supports the Nvidia 1050 thatsfore I have tried it a few times. For a few ...
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Why are there two home folders in my Ubuntu 18.04 installation?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 along with Windows 10 on my computer (SSD 96GB + HDD 1TB). The SSD drive has two major partitions (excluding recovery and efi): Windows partition (...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Screen flickering on a 4K laptop

I recently bought Lenovo Ideapad 720s (4K) and Dual Booted Ubuntu 18.04. However the screen is Flickering. I faced this even while installing but thought it would not happen once Ubuntu was set-up. I ...
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Is it necessary to disable Fast Boot in Windows to dual boot with linux(EFISTUB)?

I already have Windows 8.1 installed and going to install Gentoo on the same drive. Also thinking of using rEFInd. So do I really have to disable Fast Boot? If it isn't necessary, what limitations ...
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Stuck in Grub CLI after Arch installation

I installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 10. The installation was flawless and also installed Grub and os-prober. I rebooted the system and it greeted me with a grub-rescue screen. I was able to get ...
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Preserve mbr bootloader when installing linux

I have windows 7 in bios format on disk 1, and I want to install Linux (probably manjaro) on disk 2, in bios format too. In the past when I try this, it overwrites the windows bootloader. So I've ...
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grub-mkconfig can't find windows 10

I have two SSDs in my PC, one with a working Windows 10 on, and the other a fresh install of Antergos. Booted Antergos up to get grub set up with both installs, but having difficulties there. I have ...
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Cannot mount sda1: “The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.”

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. When i try to mount /mnt/sda1 which is Windows part on it, i take error such that; "The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS." NTFS ...
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Boot into Windows from Linux

I'm running a system with dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu 18.04 with GRUB2. By default it's booting into Linux. I've set the PC to WoL so I can wake it up remotely. What I want is to run some ...
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ctrl alt shift not working on external keyboard

using latest mint cinammon 64bit dual boot with windows. So, whenever i use my laptop regularly everything works fine, but when i try to use my external keyboard(when i use a bigger monitor etc..), ...
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Dual boot - linux sometimes does not boot & understanding my partitons

First of all I have dual boot Win10 + MX Linux (was Ubuntu like 2 days ago). I have two disks, both systems are on /dev/sda (which is SSD, and parted -l for this disk is below) Number Start End ...
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Linux Dual Boot Macbook Pro 15

I am looking to dual boot my MBP 15". I have read mixed opinions on this one webpage specifically says it won't work due to the Force touch trackpad. But on some reddit forums i have seen people say ...
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Different EFIs and Windows dual booting

I have a 4-disk setup: 240GB NVMe SSD (/dev/sdd) 120GB Sata3 SSD (/dev/sdc) 2TB HDD 3TB HDD I installed Windows on /dev/sdd which is the 240GB NVMe SSD. After installing Arch several times I ...
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Moving Linux partition from C:/

I'm trying to switch to working on linux permanently and keep my windows drive for gaming in my spare time. I have a 40GB partition on my C:/ drive where I've installed Linux Mint, the rest of the ...
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How to stop permissions on data partition being changed on boot?

I have a data partition (ext4 filesystem) that I mount onto /data, with my user account (the one I use across all distros, same username, same uid and in the wheel group) and the wheel group being its ...
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Two separate disks, no grub displayed but boots straight to Windows

I have a laptop that contains two SSD disks. Legacy mode is completely disabled in BIOS, so I'm most likely using UEFI only. The bigger disk was used to install a fresh copy of Windows. I then used ...
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Error :hd1,gpt2 not found

i hv windows 8.1 and linux both in my computer.but when i tried to get into windows it wasn't showing me anything after a long wait ,also in Linux i got some errors related to grub.so i uninstalled it ...
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Changing Grub2 resolution on Linux Mint 19 / Ubuntu 18.04 / derivatives

Hardware I have a 15.6-inch laptop with a UHD display (with resolution 3840 x 2160), which is a HiDPI. 282.42 PPI = Actually, an eXtra High density display according to this calculator. System ...
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Arch on Macbook

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a MBP early 2011 (Macbook 8,1). Presently I'm using Ubuntu and OS X on dual boot with Refind. I tried to boot Arch live on a USB pendrive using Refind, but as soon ...
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GRUB disappeared from Boot Menu after UEFI (BIOS) upgrade on Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen5

I have dual boot system with Windows 10 and Arch linux (with grub) installed on Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen5. I've updated BIOS from version 1.22 to 1.34. Before Update I had several options in Boot Menu ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 LTS dual boot with Windows 7 on separate Hard Drives

I'm trying to make dual boot (Ubuntu server and Windows 7), installed on separated hard drives. But GRUB don't recognize Windows 7 boot. I've tried "sudo grub-update" along with "sudo os-prober". The "...
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Can't log in after fresh install of Linux Mint

I installed Windows 10 Pro on my old ThinkPad R60 and shrank the NTFS partition to 50% to make space for a dual boot Linux installation. Then I installed Linux Mint Debian Edition 3, creating separate ...
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Dual boot of Kali Linux and Windows machine failed after installation!

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux and Windows 10. I did the installation watching many online guides. The differences between what I did and these guides are as follows: 1) Non-free firmware files ...
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Boot and Install Ubuntu with rEFInd/syslinux instead of grub

I would like to install ubuntu/lubuntu on my cheap chinese laptop EzBook Jumper 3l pro in dual boot with existing windows Grub doesn't work on those so the live-usb doesn't boot I have a USB-drive ...
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How to install Windows 10 and Lubuntu

I have a laptop where I have installed Windows 10 and Lubuntu for several years. Three days ago I tried to update Lubuntu from 17 to 18 and I lost Grub and finally I decided to clean the hard drive ...
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Change Kernel version under option in GRUB

I have dual boot configuration with Windows 10 and Debian. For Debian I have multiple kernels installed and as a "main" grub suggest the newest one and lists olders in "Advanced options for Debian GNU/...
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Linux Mint Cannot Write to Windows Partition (NOT HIBERNATED)

System: Linux Mint (with windows 10 dual boot) Problem: Cannot write to mounted windows partition from linux, all attempts met with "No such file or directory." Attempted solutions: Ensure Windows ...
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Deepin & Elementary OS boot problem / keep loading after login

I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 10 on it. I tried to install Elementary OS 0.4.1 in dual-boot with Windows 10 with UEFI. The installation was a success, but when I login, the desktop ...
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Problem with 'Grub Minimal BASH-Like editing is supported'. BootRepair doesnt work

I have a dual boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer. I was running out of space on my Ubuntu partition, so I decided to free some space on Windows and when I restarted, I went directly to this ...
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Not all CPUs entered broadcast exception handler Kernel Error

I've been dual booting Ubuntu on my laptop and for a few months its been perfect. Today however when booting up this error has appeared, and despite numerous restarts nothing has resolved it: Kernel ...
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How do I install FreeBSD alongside Linux, with the ZFS file system for the root?

The installer of FreeBSD 11.2 makes it fairly easy to install FreeBSD with a UFS root partition alongside Linux, using the Auto (UFS) option in the following dialogue: Next it gives me the option to ...
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Dual boot Windows and Linux on separate HDDs - error: no such device

I followed online tutorials to install Windows 10 alongside Linux (Arch) on separate HDDs. This involved physically disconnecting each HDD while installing the OS on the other. The only thread I ...
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Bootable USB with windows in it fails to load on Ubuntu [closed]

My Current Problem:- *I have ubuntu 18 as my OS and when I try to boot from a USB containing windows 7 bootable hoping to dual boot my system, it fails to boot from USB and loads my Ubuntu after ...
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Kali Linux Booting Issue [duplicate]

My computer is multibooted with Windows, Ubuntu and Kali Linux, but I have been primarily using Kali Linux and Windows. Yesterday, I was using Kali just fine with no issues at all. I didn't do any ...
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How to install GRUB with dualboot in Legacy mode?

Hello and sorry if my English is poor, I have a problem with my laptop, I have Windows 10 and Parrot Home OS (a Debian based OS) in other partition, yesterday when I installed Parrot, the installer ...
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Can I reinstall windows without loosing my dualboot? [duplicate]

I installed windows 10 in 50% of my SSD Then, i installed linux in other 50% (OS Only) And i have 75% HDD for Linux + 15% for windows (Data only) Everything worked fine until Windows update broke ...
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How to use windows 10 files from centos7 without rebooting to windows 10

In my computer I install 2 OS Window10 and CentOS 7,In that i want to handle windows10 file from centOS 7 without rebooting to windows10 and use that file.So how It can work.
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How many partitions can have a 'boot' flag? [duplicate]

I'm trying to correctly partition my hard-drive to facilitate a dual-boot setup Windows 10/Linux Mint 18.3 I'm using a brand new laptop and completed the out-of-box-experience so Windows 10 was ...
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Dual Boot - Move boot from SSD to HDD [duplicate]

I am running a Win10\Ubuntu 16 dualboot system just fine but sadly lately I am having a problem with the SSD sata connector (not easy to replace it since it is a laptop) and sometimes it just stops ...
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Two drives with their own ESP

I'm having a problem about how I boot to Linux. I tried and successfully boot if there is only one drive and one ESP. but my goal is to have two different drives with their own ESP. the first drive ...