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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Override EFI variable for next boot only

Is it possible to override an EFI variable, so that the value gets reset again after the next boot? I have a dual-boot setup (Win10/Arch) and want to skip the boot loader menu when rebooting from ...
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How to make a dual boot system for Ubuntu and Windows?

How can one install dual boot system for running Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 for a computer that has only Ubuntu 18.04 installed? Is there any other way than copy important files from Ubuntu to USB ...
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Linux off a Flash Drive

I want to run Linux off of a flash drive. I'm already dual booting Windows 10, and Ubuntu on my laptop, and have burnt the mint ISO onto a flash drive. Every time I load it live, it takes me to a ...
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How can I boot a Windows 10 partition that is on a different drive than my EFI partition using GRUB2?

I was recently moving a few partitions between drives to fix some organizational issues that have risen up as I've purchased new disks. Originally, I had /dev/sda with: /dev/sda1/ - ntfs - Windows ...
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Dual boot POP OS with windows 10

I used this guide to install POP OS on my D drivepop os. I have windows already installed on my C drive. according to the guide grub did not install automatically, and was getting a blank screen ...
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Changing RAID to AHCI without reinstalling Windows 10

Following instructions given here by Quertie (on comments) I'm actually struggling with two possible solutions in my situation. I have managed to install Linux Mint on a: Dell XPS 13 (7390), x64, ...
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Problem for switching between my operating systems

Recently I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my PC along side with my Win 10. First I couldn't choose an OS and I went straight forward to Windows so I did a Boot-Repair on Ubuntu live from this link I ...
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After using wine to install Sandboxie I can no longer use linux

I use Sandboxie to test apps on windows and decided to use wine to install it. After this I was prompted to restart so I did and upon restarting I was booted into windows without prompt, I went to the ...
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Simpler method of pairing Bluetooth Devices for both Windows & Linux

I have a Dell XPS-13 configured for dual boot in Windows 10 Home and Linux Mint 19.3 MATE edition. I've run into the same issue others have, of wanting my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to work on both ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 / Linux Mint 19.3 on Dell XPS 13 (7390)

As I'm new to dual boot Linux with Windows I'm probably missing a lot during this process and I'll be glad if someone can help me sort things out. I got a new Dell XPS 13 (7390). It came with Windows ...
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Grub not visible, after installing Ubuntu 19.10 alongside Windows 10

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 alongside Windows 10. I installed it on another disk and i created another partition for EFI bootloader. (Because i got blackscreen after an update and system was damaged ...
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How to install Windows 10 alongside with Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu on my computer. Due to my work, I need a Windows 10 machine. How can I make a dual boot machine? I think a normal Windows installation removes Ubuntu. So can I make some partition ...
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Need help in booting to windows

Previously, I had dual booted debian with win 10 in a HDD. Recently, I removed my debian in HDD and installed debian in a new SSD. During the process, I have deleted the efi partition in the HDD. Now, ...
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Unable to boot new Fedora install from SD card (after working once)

Earlier today I put the Fedora (31) installer onto an SD card and used it to install Fedora to that same SD card (on the remaining free space). After installation everything went well. I booted from ...
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Bluetooth stopped working after dual booting with windows BCM43142

Bluetooth works well until dual boot with windows lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT ...
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Difference between boot options in bootable Linux USB

I was trying to install fedora in dual boot on my desktop computer that runs windows 10. After the installation windows didn't boot. It wasn't listed on the boot menu. Fedora booted fine though. I ...
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Dual Boot Help (Win10 and CentOS8)

Please help me guys. I'm losing my mind trying to dual boot my machine. Here is the specs of my machine: acer 4755g SSD for windows 10 and HDD for CentOS 8 (partition, not whole disk is used) ...
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Using gparted before installing Windows 10

I will be installing Windows 10 and Linux (dual-boot) on a new computer in a couple of days. I would like to use GPT instead of MBR for the partition table. As I understand it (and have done in the ...
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Broken grub bootloader on dual boot debian and windows machine

I have machine with AV Linux (variety of Debian 10) and Windows 10. Originally I had Ubuntu and Windows and installed AV Linux in the /dev/sda7 partition. This broke the grub boot loader. When I ...
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How do I install Gentoo Linux alongside existing Ubuntu (dual boot)?

I have Ubuntu as the only operating system installed on my laptop and want to make dual boot with Gentoo. How do I do that?
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Unable to install GRUB on dual boot Windows / CentOS 8 (LVM+LUKS)

I have an old laptop with Windows 7 on which I installed CentOS 8 on dual boot. Upon first reboot, GRUB showed only entries for Linux. Therefore I used Boot-Repair-Disk, but it somehow failed to ...
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Dual boot Debian & W10 bootloader?

So I want to make the move back to linux. I downloaded Debian cinnamon and made a bootable usb with Rufus. I am trying to get a dual boot set up for Windows and Debian. They both are installed on a ...
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Ubuntu freezes/crashes

[EDIT] I may need to be more specific with the problem and add some informations, I just don't know what, if you can help me and need anything to know just tell me and I add asap, ty. I have a Acer ...
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USB boot device no longer detected even after reinstall

I have a desktop PC with dual boot, which had the following setup: SSD EFI System Partition Windows 10 system Debian 10 encrypted root Assorted recovery and backup partitions HDD EFI System ...
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Dual Booted PC skips Boot Menu, directly boots Linux Mint [duplicate]

I couldn't find Grub Menu. It directly goes into Linux. I seriously need windows. Please help me someone.
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: Manually uninstalled Virtualbox and now can't install again

I recently installed VirtualBox, but I accidentally didn't sign the kernel modules while installing. This resulted in VirtualBox running, but I was unable to run a VM. First, I tried signing the ...
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EFI partition severely damaged, can't boot to any OS on hard drive

I have installed OpenSUSE Tumbleweed before installing Windows 10 (both installed from a USB stick on UEFI mode). OpenSUSE didn't recognize the new OS and didn't place it in it's own grub menu, and ...
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Why do MX Linux doesn't appear on my boot menu?

I've recently decided to update my MX Linux 18 to the 19 version. The thing is, I've downloaded the iso file, wrote it on a USB, boot MX Linux from my USB to install it on my disk, but after all that, ...
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Fatal error occurred - Could not locate slax data Something went wrong and we can't continue

Fatal error occurred - Could not locate slax data Something went wrong and we can't continue. This should never happen. Please reboot your computer with Ctrl+Alt+delete ... I have this error when ...
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Dual boot CentOS 7 and CentOS 8 on UEFI machine

I want to build a dual boot environment of CentOS 7 and 8 on a UEFI/GPT machine. But, I encountered a EFI bootloader problem; Both CentOS 7 and 8 installers put their bootloaders in the same place: \...
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backup boot / root in case primary fails to boot

I have these mini-servers based on raspberry pi. Lots of them. But currently we have relatively frequent malfunctions because for some reason or another the filesystem on the SD card gets corrupted ...
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How to do partial shutdown into BIOS?

I'm running a dual boot system on my laptop (both are linux distros). It takes ~20 seconds from power-on to the UEFI systemd-boot menu where I can select which OS I want to boot into. Is there a way ...
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No space left on device, when my device is 30% full! Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

I have a device (2 TB SSD NTFS formatted) which isn't full. Is working fine on windows (dual boot), but causes this issue on ubuntu. The device is /media/yoni/4692E49292E4882F df -Thi output: (...
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How can I create a recovery drive for arch linux?

I have a full arch system but I want to reinstall windows (without deleting arch Linux, but if I have my system on a USB I can just use that).
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wrong partition UUID in fstab and partition showing as W95

I have Win10 / Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot, and something messed up my partitions. I did try to resize the Win10 partition in order to enlarge my Ubuntu partition, but that didn't work so I resized back ...
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Kali installation problem

When I'm trying to install Kali after a crash that occurred while trying to do dual boot with ubuntu and Kali , live run from USB happens but unable to install Kali onto hardrive
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Ubuntu partition booting into gnu grub after being encrypted with Veracrypt

I am dual booting windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.4 and it worked fine till now. Today I encrypted the Linux partition of my hdd using Veracrypt and since then the Ubuntu always boots into gnu grub version 2....
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“ACPI BIOS ERROR” while dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 10

My laptop is Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Quad Core.
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KDE Plasma splash screen freezing on fresh install of Arch Linux

I am trying to install Arch Linux alongside Windows 10 (for a dual boot system). Every time I try to install Arch Linux with KDE Plasma, I can never make it to the desktop. Sometimes, it will make ...
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Install Ubuntu Via Command Line Through a Live CD for a Linux/Windows Dual Boot

So I have a setup with 2 drives on it, one with Windows Partition + EFI System Partition, the other with a partition for extra storage for Windows and the rest free space. I've been doing a lot of ...
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After deleting Ubuntu in a dual Windows 10 and Ubuntu, now none of the two boots up

grub> ls (hd0,1)/ System Volume Information/ Ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso But Ubuntu does not boot and neither does Windows 10. I get an error message: You need to load the kernel first ...
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Grub can't detect Windows10 and its disk

I am trying to dual boot with Kali Linux and Windows 10. Then I installed Kali on the disk D (D: ) and Windows 10 is on the disk C (C: ). I installed Kali successfully, but grub can't detect the disk ...
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GRUB doesn't see Windows 10 after resizing Manjaro partition

I recently resized my Manjaro partition through gparted to make some space for a swap partition, but after running update-grub, my GRUB no longer shows an entry for Windows 10 on my system. I've ...
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Fixing the UEFI entry after unplugging the drive

This night I completely unplugged my Linux SSD and reinstalled Windows on another hard drive. I plugged in the Linux-SSD again after the installation, but when I tried to boot it my computer wanted ...
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Unable to access the windows partition

I recently installed Linux Mint as dual boot along with the Windows 10. During installation I: First shrank the 250GB harddisk to create 50GB space for the Linux Mint I disabled secure boot in EUFI ...
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Remove debian install from Windows 10 multiboot menu without effecting grub set-up

Setup: Debian Stretch and Windows 10 dual boot. Boots from grub so Stretch and Windows 10 are grub boot options. When I was installing Debian (after Windows 10) I tried the setup from windows 10 on ...
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How do I get Windows entry to my GRUB Bootloader?

The other day I deleted an EFI partition (for arch linux installation stuff) and created a new one. Then I had had numerous attempts to install GRUB on UEFI System using ARCH Linux Live USB, yet I ...
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Boot doesn't see my encrypted OS after update

I have two Ubuntu 18.04 installations on my machine: personal /dev/sda1 work (full-disk encryption) /dev/sda3 I installed some updates on my personal partition last night (see log on pastebin: https:...
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Broadcom: brcmsmac problem with chipset BCM4313

One month ago, I dual-booted Arch with Kali Linux, and it seemed to work fine. After a while, I noticed the following output when I shut the computer down: [904.741389] brcmsmac bcma0:1: wl0: fifo 0: ...
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Kali 8 my Win 7 or Dual boot/5.3.0-kali-amd64/win 7(platform:HP G71-340US)

Good news: Kali is working fine. The GRUB works A-OK for deploying Kali, and for all I know, all features are enabled. The challenge: When I use GRUB to boot Windows 7. It boots, kind of. It boots, ...

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