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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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After trying new distro, how to move grub back to original

This is probably a pretty common problem, but searching seems to find so many different situations and answers that complicate the process for the simple case. Perhaps there is a better way to avoid ...
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Grub2 on dual boot, boots windonws repair

I made a clean install of windows 10 in a acer nitro in a ssd new drive. Then, i installed Zorin OS. The dual boot is not working correctly. It shows Zorin, then 2 option of win system, one in the HDD ...
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change Windows partition from RO to RW at login

I'm have installed Devuan Daedalus in my friend's computer. It is a HP laptop with AMD RYZEN 3 and Radeon Graphics. It has Windows 11 also installed. Windows partition has been shut down fully (not ...
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Systemd[1]: Freezing execution kali linux

When launching my pc and choose to start up my kali linux from the grub list It reach to the loading screen when the desktop environment appears it spontaneously freez and after seconds I get this ...
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NixOS fails to boot after install in dual boot

After installing NixOS via usb, in a separate partition of 80 GB, I boot through GRUB and get the following log: :: running early hook [udev] Starting systemd-udevd version 255.3-1-arch :: running ...
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How to install Linux/GNU on Dell laptop? [closed]

I have recently bought this new Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop with Windows 11 Pro OS. However, Windows doesn't work very well. I would like to install Linux/GNU on it. If it is possible, I would keep ...
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Dual boot Archcraft with Windows 10

So, i have windows 10 as main os and want to dual boot with Archcraft distro. Created bootable usb with Rufus and allocate 40GB of my ssd which is windows installed. The problem is Archcraft doesnt ...
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I can no longer dual boot

My setup used to be a dual boot system with Pop OS and Windows 10, which are both on separate SSD drives. It worked fine and now I recently just changed from Pop OS to fedora. In the install procedure ...
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rEFInd "showtools" option not behaving properly

I've just installed Arch Linux alongside Windows, using the rEFInd boot manager to choose between them. Everything is working perfectly, except for the tools menu located below the main OS icons. I ...
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Cant find Ubuntu on my dualboot

I have a computer with 2 hard drives. One has Windows installed on it. Now, I thought I would install Ubuntu on the other one. I chose the second one because it has significantly more space available. ...
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No Bootable Devices Found after deleting and recreating fat32 and linux-swap partitions to increase size of /home partition

I have a Dell G15 laptop with one factory OS already installed Windows 11 and I installed Pop OS more or less 1 hear and 6 months ago in dual boot with the default Windows. I was with only 10GB of ...
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Grub still can't detect CentOS install after update-grub in Ubuntu

I have an old PC (Dell Optiplex 990) that I'm trying to repurpose into a Linux machine to get more familiar with Linux. I'm setting it up as a dual boot machine (Ubuntu 22.04, CentOS 7). The system is ...
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Grub does not see LinuxMint when dual boot Fedora 40 and LinuxMint 24 on external SSD

So I installed on my external SSD both LinuxMint 24 and Fedora 40. Here is how: Partition table of SSD: GPT and split my SSD in 500GB Ext4 and 500GB empty First installed LinuxMint on empty with ...
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Any OS selection runs Windows instead of selected OS

I installed ubuntu22 alongside windows11 on (Lenovo Ideapad3), while installing I selected "use ubuntu alongside windows". So I did it. But for some personal reason I deleted the grub from ...
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Windows 10 not found after installing Bliss OS

I have a problem similar to this one: Windows 10 disk not found when trying to boot from Grub I installed BlissOS next to Windows 10. Booting BlissOS works but booting Windows results in error: Error: ...
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Installing Multiple EFI Partitions Without Disconnecting Installed Drives

Please do not move this question to SuperUser. My question relates to EFI partition manipulation, which is not inherent to Windows. Background I ran into an issue with UEFI and OS Versions, and I ...
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Windows won't show up on the grub after I dual boot with kali

When I installed the kali linux with dual boot, the windows dual boot wont show on the grub. It was just an Run kali linux and Advance options. I tried already many possible solutions in the internet ...
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Rebooting into Ubuntu without using BIOS settings

I have a remote PC(connected through team viewer) setup with Ubuntu 22 and Windows 11, the boot priority is set to boot into windows. Currently I am booted into Ubuntu 22, due a CUDA issue I have to ...
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SATA options & conflicts for dual booting windows and Linux

I am currently on a laptop running windows 11 and was looking to dual boot into arch preferably. However when I tried installing arch no recognised drives could be found. I then found by searching ...
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What does legacy mode refer to when dual booting an iMac?

I have a 2008 iMac that has MacOS and Linux Mint installed. When searching for a solution to a problem I have seen it stated that I need to boot in 'legacy' mode. What does this mean? Does it refer to ...
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grub2: which /boot/efi/EFI/*/grub.cfg does it read?

I have a dualboot linux, fedora and almalinux. After installing almalinux, I couldn't see the fedora's kernel versions, just multiple entries of Fedora. Most of the links I found are wrong. https://...
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Recover windows 10 installation, grub does not detect it, unsafe state upon mounting

I'm pretty sure I did something 1-2 months ago that borked my windows installation (I forgot what it was), now I can't boot into it, the partition is still there and I can see my files. But I can only ...
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Preventing malware on one distro from infecting other distros on a dual/multi-boot system?

I'm in the process of setting-up a computer with multi-boot - 3-5 different Linux distros, maybe FreeBSD or OpenIndiana, and probably Windows. I will be partitioning a couple of SSDs, use one ...
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Create Accessible Partition by Windows and Linux

I plan to dual boot windows and kde neon on my laptop. Since I will be doing cross-platform development I would like my code to be accessible by both linux and windows, therefore, I want to create a ...
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Ubuntu dual boot breaks after booting Windows

I've installed Windows and Ubuntu 22.04 on two separate drives. Windows always boots fine. However, if I want to switch over to Ubuntu, after restarting the computer and selecting the Ubuntu boot ...
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Can't boot any distro without acpi=off

I have really limited Linux know-how. Specs: Asus ROG Strix G15DS-R7700X088W AMD Ryzen 7 7700X NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 2x 1TB SSDs; 1x M2 NVME with W11 running, 1x SATA Goal: Running Dual Boot with ...
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os-prober finds nixos, but it doesn't appear in grub menu

If I run update-grub it sees all the OSes on my machine (Mint, Windows (work), Windows (games) and NixOs): ➜ ~ sudo update-grub Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub' Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/...
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Problems with Installing Nobara along with Windows 10

I already have a Windows 10 Pro installed and want to install Nobara in a dual boot such that I can access either whenever I want to. I downloaded the "Nobara-39-Official-2024-01-24.iso" ...
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Files on Windows but Symlinks on Linux?

I've recently started dualbooting Pop_OS and Windows, and it's been generally difficult, but this issue is, at best, completely confounding. Some seemingly random files are displayed as broken ...
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How to boot Windows UEFI from Debian legacy Grub with two SSD drives?

I am using Debian 12, and I am trying to add a new line in the grub menu. This PC has two SSD drives, the first one has Windows 10 and the second one has Debian 12. How can I boot Windows from the ...
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Dual boot caused problem with FIRST monitor (not second) on Linux Mint Cinnamon, need to recover files from the partition

I need to recover some files from an office computer where I installed Windows 10 + Linux Mint, but the only monitor I have access to isn't recognized by the OS. Back around 2018/2019, I had two ...
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Debian installer does not recognize the unallocated space

I am trying to install Debian 12.4.0 alongside Windows 10 in my Asus Zenbook Flip 15 (UX564). Despite having prepared 100 GB of free space for Debian installation (see first picture), the Debian ...
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Boot Menu Issues After Dual-Booting Windows 11 and Arch Linux: BIOS Not Recognizing Boot Devices

I have recently switched my Windows configuration from RST to AHCI to enable dual-booting with Arch Linux on my Acer Aspire 5. I followed this tutorial to install Arch Linux; however, I encountered ...
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Error: serial port 'com0' isn’t found. While installing arch Linux on dual boo

I had previously installed vanilla arch by following a tutorial using archinstall script, I did encounter some issues with network manager but all were resolved. The problem I has then was with ...
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Can I install latest Kubuntu (23.10) on top of dual boot with Windows with old Kubuntu version (13.10)?

I have a dual boot PC with old versions of Kubuntu and Windows installed. I can't upgrade Windows but I can/want to upgrade Kubuntu. The Kubuntu installed version: Kubuntu version: 13.10 Qt Version: 4....
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Trying to dual boot Windows 2016 and Centos 7 - won't boot if drive set to UEFI

Motherboard: SuperMicro X11SCA-F, BIOS v2.2 I installed Windows 2016 on a 2TB nvme drive, which booted and worked as I'd expect. I then installed CentOS 7.9 in the spare partition, then rebooted. It ...
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KUbuntu / Windows 10 dual-boot issues

I have installed KUbuntu on my computer, along with GRUB. I however am facing a persisting issue: whenever I boot into KUbuntu, when I shut down and boot my computer back up, I get immediately booted ...
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Repair Fedora GRUB after grub2-mkconfig gone wrong

I was trying to enable fractional scaling in Fedora 39 using ChatGPT and he recommended the following: # NVIDIA's proprietary driver requires DRM KMS to be disabled for Wayland to work. # Edit the ...
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How do I permanently recover from grub rescue?

This question relates to a Windows/Linux dual boot system on a DOS-partitioned SSD (i.e. none with GPT/UEFI). Originally, the computer only had Windows 10 on an HDD. Then I managed to transfer this ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu messes up WiFi

I have installed Windows 10 on my desktop and have then also installed Mint OS (Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon [5.8.4] to be specific). Before I installed Mint, both WiFi and Ethernet were working perfectly ...
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Grub menu is not showed after installing arch linux

I'm trying to install Arch Linux for the first time in dual boot with Windows, but faced with the small problem. I'm trying to setup GRUB but when I start the PC, Windows loads without the GRUB menu ...
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Fedora 38 Failing To Boot With NVIDIA Drivers After Software Update

I have had Nvidia drivers working on fedora for a while with secure boot. For some reason, after a software update the other day, I have had difficulty booting. I noticed after looking at the output ...
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Linux Mint 21 and Windows 11 dual partition fiasco on Lenovo Ideapad

I installed Linux Mint 21 on my Lenovo Ideapad this morning alongside Windows 11. It was successful and everything was working perfectly. Until my root partition for Linux was nearly full and I ...
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Dual booting Fedora and Windows, but BIOS only detects Windows

I am helping someone dual boot Fedora on an MSI motherboard build. They had Windows 10, and we have shrunk the Windows partition and installed Fedora in the free space (drive was 2TB, Fedora now has ...
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Grub not appearing

When I turn on the PC the GRUB screen doesn't display and goes directly to any OS (which is configured on the F2 boot start list) and when I tried to find the /etc/default/grub file it's missing there....
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Linux networking not working after playing a game on Windows

I have this bizarre problem with my PC. Linux networking stops working after I play a game on Windows. Situation I have dual boot, Windows 10 for gaming and Manjaro linux for day-to-day use. I'm using ...
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Debian Dual Boot GRUB not showing properly

I've recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 + Kali and I've followed all the steps from Kali's doc for setting up dual boot. The thing is, after many reinstallations I'm still having the same problem. What I'...
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Too many boot devices to choose from

I dual boot Windows 11 and Debian 12 using two separate m.2 SSDs: Samsung 980 Pro: Debian 12 CT10000P3SSD8 (Crucial): Windows 11 I have NO other physical or partitions. If I need to switch between ...
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Can not create new paritiion for dual boot from Arch Linux

I installed Arch Linux in my 500GB SSD. Now i want to dual boot it with Windows 11, so I'm trying to create a new 100GB unallocated partition from 185GB unused left But seems like I can not do that, ...
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how may I find the filesystem image of the OS with initramfs

I want to install Tails on my Hard Drive alongside Kali Linux. So I installed Kali on the system and prepared Grub2. I also created a partition of 3GB for my Tails installation, formatted it to FAT32, ...
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