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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The grub doesn't update in fedora and windows dualboot

I can't update the grub of Fedora to show Windows 10 in. I tried sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg and sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg with the same output Generating ...
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Install and boot Linux from a logical partition

I know GPT is the solution but I inherited a machine that has already fully used the 4 Primary partitions: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdb1 * 2048 ...
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os-prober can't find Windows 10

I have two hard drives, one with Ubuntu 22 (Jammy) and a separate drive with Windows 10. System boots to Ubuntu by default, as set in BIOS. I'm trying to get my grub boot menu to list the Windows 10 ...
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Fedora missing in Grub after installation

I have installed Fedora 36 for the first time (UEFI), but Grub only shows the option to boot Windows boot manager, and Fedora doesn't appear. I haven't tried to change anything yet because I don't ...
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unplugged hdd, now boots to windows instead of refind

I have an SSD that I wanted Windows on, so I could either dual boot with Arch Linux on my HDD or use the SSD in a VM. I had refind with Windows 10, and Arch Linux installed. I disconnected the power ...
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Accidentally formatted the EFi partition with windows when installing arch [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot arch linux with windows 11. But I accidentally formatted the windows EFI partition and used it as the EFI partition for arch. Right now I can boot into arch linux but not ...
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I messed up systemd-boot by being foolish. No longer able to boot into PopOS or windows 10

I did the classic thing of being in a rush and not thinking, copying the following commands blindly from this other post. sudo apt install grub-efi-amd64 sudo bootctl remove sudo grub-install --...
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Ubuntu Not able to normal boot

I was updating NMP package then I install mutter_3.28.4+git2020........ After that System boot was stucking in start job then I Upgrade ubuntu 18 to 20 LTS Now it gives clipboard & mouse issue in ...
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How to fix grub not being able to boot Windows Boot Manager on dual boot system

Dual booting Windows 10 and debian. Win10 is on C: and debian is on a partition on E:. BIOS boot priority has debian over Windows Boot Manager, so I am able to load into grub. After first getting ...
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Dualboot mint and windows 10 - Could not create a variable. Out or Resources

sda1 - Windows efi, sda4 - Mint efi (as second installed) For some time now, the laptop turns on when power is applied (even though this option in UEFI is disabled). Since two days UEFI doesn't save ...
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Black screen when booting Manjaro on a macbook

I have Manjaro installed next to MacOS, it worked just fine until I rebooted it with systemctl reboot, now when I try to boot I get a black screen (or red artifacts ocassionally). I made a video but ...
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Luks encrypted Manjaro with Bitlocker encrypted Win11 dualboot

As I'm new to UNIX this might be a stupid question but here we go. I want to install manjaro next to my win11 which I have bitlocker encrypted. I need to keep the Win11 installation as is. I reduced ...
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I lost my Parrot OS dual OS after installing Windows 11 update yesterday

I lost my Parrot os after installing windows 11 update. Before my laptop boot successfully into Parrot OS. My laptop boot mode is UEFI. Is there anyway to recover my Parrot os? Parrot OS installed ...
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Boot Windows after installing Linux on external drive

I installed Linux (ParrotOS) on an external hard drive by using a separate bootable flash drive and I think the bootloader (grub) also got installed to that new drive. I can boot both Linux and ...
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EFI partition empty after grub-install

After running into a weird issue with my Linux Mint install, I decided that the easiest fix was to re-install it. After a re-install I had nothing but a BusyBox shell, and decided that it was probably ...
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Installing Debian on the same partition as Windows

I’m trying to dual boot Debian with Windows 10. The problem is that Windows isn’t able to shrink the partition due to an error I wasn’t able to resolve… So i was wondering, is the Debian installer ...
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Install Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu not working

I have Ubuntu installed on my NVMe drive on my computer. I wanted to install Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu. I followed tutorials and when I boot from the USB stick which has Windows 10 on it and go ...
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Grub rescue cannot boot from flashdrive

yesterday I accidentaly delete some linux partition, before I realize that i deleted some grub config files too... I run linux, now it shows Welcome to grub rescue. When i ls it shows (hd0) (hd0,gpt1)...
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Mint Cinnamon Boot Error Legion 5

I recently installed Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon and it's been crashing every time I boot. Only way I've been able to get in by going through recovery mode. Even when installing Linux, the boot USB I ...
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Dual Boot isn't working; cannot come back to Windows

Two days ago I try to make a dual boot (I have BIOS Legacy) installing Ubuntu 21.04 in addition to Windows 10. Initially I think all was ok, I formatted an USB and converted it in a flash memory with ...
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Unable to boot to Windows 10 after installing Centos 7 x_86-64 minimal

I have been trying to install CentOS x_86-64 minimal atop windows 10 & it went into a complete mess with lots of issues the first and foremost being unable to see an option for dual boot for ...
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I can't boot to window after changing the boot entry of the EFI bootloader

Every problem started just after I typed the bcdedit code..😹 I just want to undo my command. Actually I had an issue with dual-booting, but it doesn't matter anymore. I JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO WINDOW ...
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Dual boot keeps booting to windows

My setup: 1 hdd with Windows 10 installed 1 ssd with Archlinux using systemd-boot installed Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Pro I first installed Arch, then Windows 10 and the dual boot worked like a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 frozen, keypad and touchpad were not working, and issue persisted after force shutdown and normal boot up

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and dual booted on HP laptop. I booted Ubuntu during startup and everything started up like usual. However, the screen seemed to freeze, touchpad/mouse and keyboard were all ...
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How to dual boot macOS and encrypted Debian with rEFInd?

I am trying to run Debian on a MacBook Pro which runs macOS Catalina. Here is what I have done so far: Install rEFInd on macOS. Install Debian from a bootable flash drive. The Debian is fully ...
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Grub w/Kali Linux Dual Boot not working after Motherboard replacement

After the replacement of the motherboard, grub is not visible on startup. Before replacement, grub boot loader used to show up on startup with Kali Linux, Windows 11 options available. I can manually ...
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Grub Error: no such device + error: unknown file system

I have Manjaro kde and windows 11, I wanted to expand the Manjaro partition so I did it from the live USB, then windows started booting automatically without a dual boot menu, I also accidentally ...
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Grub-customizer trying to use `KDE su` - Cannot login

I would like to use Grub Customizer, but I cannot start it. After entering the administrator password, it asks again for it: (see update below: I guess the first image shows an interface that is not ...
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Grub entry not booting up

My grub installation broke recently. I attempted to fix it by running the following commands from my Ubuntu distribution and Arch Linux distribution: sudo os-prober sudo grub-mkconfig /boot/grub/grub....
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Multi-Drive Grub Setup

My depth of knowledge for the linux boot process has always been the minimal necessary to get my system working, and my systems so far have always been pretty vanilla. So this may be an obvious set of ...
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Uninstall Debian while keeping grub entried of other OS

I have 3 OS on my laptop: Windows, Ubuntu, Debian (installed in such order) and Debian at the top of grub entries. I hope to uninstall Debian while keeping Windows and Ubuntu the way they are. The ...
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My networkmanager not working after booting into windows dual boot pc

I had a fine working dual boot pc. But few days ago I booted jnto windows. From then on parrot os I my network manager fails. Okay so I generally use parrot OS. And I was using it smoothly. But that ...
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How can I tell which partition is my Linux install?

So I am trying to install Pop!_OS over a broken Ubuntu install. My machine has 2 identical 2TB NVME drives, and the Pop installer is allowing me to choose between them. One drive has 2 partitions (...
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Change default boot from Windows to Linux

I have a system that shipped with Windows 10. I installed Rocky 8.5 on it. When the system boots it defaults to Windows 10. I can boot to Rocky if I press F7 on boot. How would I go about changing it ...
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Change boot partition to another disk

So I installed dual boot fedora and win10 weeks ago. Booting to win10 almost take no time but booting to fedora takes about 1.5 minute (I already checked with systemd-analyze and disabled some ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on HDD can not completely shutdown

I have a desktop with MSI-Z690 motherboard and installed Dual boot Windows 11 on SSD and Ubuntu 20.04 on HDD. The Windows works well. But when I power-off Ubuntu, all software quit but display still ...
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Installing Windows 10 on a virtio VPS

I have been trying to install Windows 10 on a VPS. This VPS provider does not support loading from iso's. Only netboot.xyz, So I hosted a unpackaged a Windows ISO and booted it via netboot.xyz. I ...
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Kali linux disappeared from boot menu after installing windows 10

Earlier I had dual boot with windows 10 and kali linux. Boot menu was displayed by kali. I reinstalled windows 10 due to some issue but now system directly boots to windows 10. No boot menu is being ...
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Should I dual-boot Ubuntu and windows or use a VM?

I am interested in dual booting Ubuntu on my windows 11 machine. I would use Ubuntu for programming and general use. Which should i use?
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The process going on in BIOS and UEFI when they want to choose bootloader in dual boot systems

I learned something about bootloader, UEFI and BIOS but now i have question about them. at first I want to know how BIOS can decide which bootloader should load in dual boot systems In UEFI i know we ...
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Dual Boot Macos and Linux Macbook 16 inch 2019 issue

I am trying to install any form of Linux for dual boot onto my 2019 16 inch MacBook pro, I was able to do it onto my desktop pc but when I tried to run the install on my mac I kept getting a grub ...
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GRUB set default entry to the second os

I have dual boot Ubuntu and Arch, and I think there must be a way to set the default boot entry for GRUB to boot second OS, e.g., when I reboot from Arch it will boot to Ubuntu, and vice versa. Maybe ...
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How to boot back to Ubuntu within Windows by editing the Grub file when Grub Customizer is installed in Ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu OS. Currently, Windows is the default OS. Within the Ubuntu environment, I use the Grub Customizer to change the order of OS. I have Linux File ...
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Linux Mint: ALERT! "UUID" does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

I am trying to duel boot Linux Mint with ChromeOS from an SD card. I installed it from a bootable usb and when I run it from the SD card, it stays on the boot up screen for a few minutes, then this ...
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New boot manager entry added to BIOS every time I start up my PC

Every time I boot up my PC a new boot entry is added to my boot manager inside my BIOS. All the entries are exactly the same have the following name : UEFI: SAMSUNG MZHPU512HCGL-00000, Partition 7 I ...
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Make a Zorin OS + Windows 11 dual boot without decrypting everything

I'm new to Linux, and I want to install Zorin OS to make a Windows 11 + Zorin OS dual boot, but my hard drive is encrypted by BitLocker. Is there a way of doing that without decrypting everything?
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Fixing Kali Linux - Windows 10 dual booting error

Before I start, here are my software (OS) and hardware specs: System: Host: kali Kernel: 5.14.0-kali4-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 Distro: Kali GNU/Linux 2021....
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How to use all disk space available on Linux Mint?

I'm new to Linux and Linux Mint - but I recently flashed Linux Mint on my 16 GB USB drive (dual-boot), and for some reason Linux Mint is giving me warnings that there's no space left. When I go to ...
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Windows breaks bootloader in dual boot with Pop OS

I have an installation of Windows 10 and Pop on separate partitions of the same drive and I want to dual boot them with systemd-boot, which is the default for Pop OS. I followed this guide (the TL;DR ...
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How to setup Linux and Windows 10 dualboot without access to BIOS?

I want to dualboot Debian on Windows 10 laptop on which I don't have access to BIOS/UEFI settings. I do have access to boot menu (i guess it's technically part of the BIOS) so I can manually select ...
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