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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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Grub drops into rescue shell

I have both Linux and Windows installed on the same disk. Recently I decided to switch to a different Linux distribution. Since then Grub fails and drops into the rescue shell. I found out online that ...
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Emergency mode after adding partitions and installing another Linux distribution

I had Linux Debian installed onto my computer. My partition table was as follows: sda1: __________________________________________________________________________ File system: vfat Boot sector ...
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Boot loader not working, Grub Rescue Mode is showing instead [duplicate]

i used to have kali linux with my windows 10 on dual boot mode hosted by kali grub bootloader. Both OS had their seperate memory in partition. Recently i went to my windows OS and removed/cleared the ...
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Installed RHEL 7.2 alongside Windows 10 dual boot problem is Windows 10 is not booting

I have installed RHEL 7.2 alongside Windows 10. Windows 10 is already installed then RHEL is intalled properly and working fine. I have configured 40_custom file now Windows option is showing in boot ...
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Unable to boot from CDROM or USB flash drive in Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

Using Aspire laptop dual-booted Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 7. Can't boot from CDROM or USB when in Ubuntu but both work fine in Windows.
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How to reinstall kali linux in a dual boot system? [duplicate]

I am having issues with kali linux after the update. I want to reinstall or may be roll back to a stable version without causing any issues with the windows os or the dual boot configuration.
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Trouble in last stage of Ubuntu instalment

Prior to this I got a message about cdrom needing to be unmounted not sure if this is related to stop. This is the screen that will show for hours without anything being done. I can copy and paste the ...
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Is it possible to install a *brand new* linux system onto one partition directly from another?

Something like, dd an iso straight to the other partition without making a usb installer... and then updating grub? or maybe, make a virtual machine mimicking my real hardware and use the extra ...
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Steps to Boot Linux from USB on Windows 10/Linux Dual Install [closed]

I'm interested in a high-level view of booting Linux from a partition separate from Windows using a USB bootloader. My work computer must have Windows 10 on it because of company policy. IT is ...
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booting old netbook [closed]

I have a complete confusion of boot problems on an old netbook. It's dual boot, details below, used every ~2 months for travelling. 1) One day it simply wouldn't boot. Power-light on, brief flicker ...
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Installation Error (Ubuntu partitioning on disk shared with Windows 10)

I'm installing the Ubuntu along with Windows 10 and I already separated the free space on the Windows machine and started the Ubuntu installation. All went successfully but installation type "free ...
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GRUB menu lists both Windows and Linux, but Linux won't boot

I recently installed Windows on a separate partition, and I have elementary OS already installed on my PC. So I want to dual boot. I have followed this link to install GRUB again: https://askubuntu....
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Add Prime OS (Android_x86_x64) to grub menu

I have debian dual boot with windows and try to install prime os also, while install it i didn't install it's grub because i have debian grub, but after installation i can't found it in grub . ...
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GRUB does not load in Windows10+Linux with UEFI

I have a new computer that comes with UEFI but I'm unable to use Windows 10 and Linux in dual boot, after installation of Linux+GRUB and reboot it loads Windows without showing GRUB, notice that first ...
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Can't boot on Win10 with dual-boot Fedora 29 + Win10 (both encrypted partitions)

Did install Fedora 29 on a different partition than Win10, usual dual boot configuration that I already used a good number of times. The new parameter is that I use encryption on Windows system (...
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Delete and reinstall of Linux Mint on dual boot laptop with locked windows partition

After installing Linux mint 19.1 cinnamon alongside windows 10 on my newly partitioned C: drive a few days ago, windows 10 suddenly required a BitLocker key which I don't have, since I never willingly ...
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Dual boot ignores EFI devices

My pc does not boot anymore in EFI/UEFI mode. I had grub installed and was able to boot on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux (14.04 LTS). I recently tried to install Fedora Workstation 29 '...
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Microsoft's Windows kills Debian grub after each start

I’m experiencing a trouble with my dual-boot windows and Debian ASUS PC. Everything worked fine until a weeks ago when I entered into MS-windows after some months that I didn’t. The PC then booted ...
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Install Grub when ssd is hd1

I have a Dell G3 17 3779 laptop. It has sata HDD as hd0 and m.2 ssd as hd1. Both in GPT. I deleted everything in the ssd and installed Windows 10. I used 4 partitions: Windows recovery ...
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Move Linux drive to an existing Windows machine [closed]

I have an existing dual-boot machine (A) with Windows 10 on the active drive and Linux (Mint) on another. Now I want to move the Linux drive to another existing Windows 10 machine (B) and configure it ...
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Linux Windows dual boot UEFI BIOS confusion

I'm trying to install a Linux Mint dual boot on an old Windows 7 laptop. The laptop has UEFI (plus legacy BIOS mode as you'd expect) and it seems that HP used the legacy setting when they installed ...
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No boot option after Linux Mint installation (dual boot)

I recently installed Linux Mint 19 onto my Dell XPS 15 laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed. The initial install of Mint seemed to go fine. I booted off of a live USB and installed Mint onto a ...
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Both Windows & Ubuntu on HDD and installation USB won't boot now

This old DELL laptop originally comes with Windows 7, then I installed Ubuntu some time last year. Ubuntu has been unable to boot or install or LIVE any linux distros since this April, I've tried same ...
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Installing Arch Linux on a preexisting partition

I have an HP laptop with 2 hard drives Windows is installed on one drive, and the other is empty, split into 3 partitions. I'm looking at the Arch Linux installation guide, specifically at this ...
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(Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) Can't switch off Airplane mode with physical switch

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an MSI GS65 Stealth 8RE. When the laptop gets out of sleep mode, air plane mode is on and Linux says it must be deactivated via a physical switch. The FN+F10 ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...