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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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Install MX Linux on top Xubuntu and dual boot

How to install MX Linux on top Xubuntu and dual boot Windows 10? $ sudo fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 1126399 1124352 549M 7 ...
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Dual Boot won't boot after installing with bootable USB

I installed Kali Linux as a dual boot with Windows 10 but after the installation the disk will not boot Kali Linux after choosing the disk in the BIOS. 'Reboot and Select proper Boot device'
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Installed Fedora but missing old Centos7 in Grub menu

I have an existing Centos7 installation installed on a partition. I decided to install Fedora on a separate partition but now the grub menu only shows Fedora. Centos7 is missing from the Grub boot ...
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Problem starting session Debian 9

I'm working with Debian 9. My computer has two partitions, so I have Debian alongside W10. I needed to install a Windows program (STAMP), so I decided to install Wine instead to do it in the Windows ...
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Reinstall new linux distro on existing partition without effecting other partitions and GRUB

So, for my studies I got a computer with Windows and Ubuntu. A couple of days ago i tried to change the desktop environment of Ubuntu and kind of broke it hard somehow. Now, I'd like to remove Ubuntu ...
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How to dual boot Fedora 30 along with Windows 10 in the same SSD boot drive?

I have a desktop with a 1 TB hard drive and a 240 GB SSD where the SSD is my boot drive (Windows 10 is installed in it already, with GPT partition in UEFI mode) and the hard drive is just a data drive....
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Can not connect to WIFI network in Kali Linux but i can connect to ethernet after dual booting

After i have dual booted my laptop with Windows 10 to having Kali Linux, i remember while installing Kali Linux after dual booting it, i had selected the option of ethernet to continue my installation ...
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How to recover grub with LUKS encrypted LVM partitions after motherboard replaced?

I had dualboot Windows 10 and Kali Linux x64 (Linux distribution based on Debian 9 x64) on my Lenovo X280 notebook with EFI bios. Windows 10 uses BitLocker with password (not TPM). Linux uses LUKS ...
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Create dualboot from existing Windows and Linux

It so happens that I came to a point where I have two separate 120GB drives, one with Windows 10 and another with ArchLinux. They are working great, but at the time I can only choose one of them is ...
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MacOS/PopOS dual boot: MacOS volume not showing as a boot option

I created a bootable USB drive with Etcher and PopOS image, created a 60 Gb partition for Linux and 8.5 Gb for SWAP in Disk Utility in MacOS, and proceeded to boot into the USB by holding down Option (...
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How do I boot back into my MacOS?

I had a 32GB partition for Ubuntu and then the rest for MacOS. I no longer wanted my Ubuntu partition so I formatted the partition on my MacOS. I think the boot loader must've been on that partition ...
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configure grub to handle two nixos installations

I am attempting to install and dualboot two nixos systems, but I am having trouble understanding how to configure GRUB properly to make it work. It might seem strange that I want to dual boot two ...
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USB not booting Ubuntu (Windows 10)

I've recently started to go through The Odin Project, and in the beginning we have to install Ubuntu (dual boot). To create the bootable USB, I used this guide: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/...
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Dual booting on SSD and HDD

I have an old laptop which I use on college. An i3, 8GB, 1TB HDD (5400rpm) and a 120GB SSD. I have a Windows 2016 running on the SSD, which uses about 90GB of that drive (OS plus other software). ...
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Dell - no bootable device found - lubuntu

I have an old computer (not that old), (dell version: inspiron 1338) with 8gb ram, core i3 and single 1tb hdd. Since it ran a little slow i decided it was time for an "upgrade" to lubuntu which went ...
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Boot problems on Ubuntu 16.04 (elementary os) with kernel 4.4.0-145

After a recent update on my dual boot hp laptop with secure boot disabled, whenever I switch back to linux (from windows 10) on the default kernel (4.4.0-145) the boot process gets stuck in this loop ...
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Installation stuck at reboot

I just tried installing Pop_OS! 19.04 ( dual boot with Windows 10 ), but after the installation finished and I was given the option to reboot, I pressed it and then it kind of hanged. About 15 minutes ...
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Elementary crashes router when plug in Ethernet cable; Windows, no problem

I've already tried this more than twice. I can connect my laptop via Ethernet cable to the router on Windows, but when I do so on Elementary, the router instantly crashes and reboots. I can use WiFi ...
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windows installation error for EFI partition to be NTFS

I have on laptop freebsd, fedora, endless and was trying to put windows. But, windows installation fails with error that EFI partition is NTFS and needs to be FAT32. It actually is FAT32. Some search ...
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boot-repair: An error occured during repair

My grub partition got corrupted and I've been trying to fix it for a few hours. Right now it is empty, just formatted. Partitions on this device are as follows, in their order on the disk: /dev/sda2 ...
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Modify grub to dual boot fedora with windows 10

I am trying to dual boot fedora with windows 10. I am new to linux. I have found this code to be written in 40_custom file in grub. menuentry "Windows 10" { set root='(hd0,1)' chainloader +1 } ...
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Dual boot going straight to fedora without giving options

I have a laptop with windows 10 in it. I have installed fedora 29 in parallel to this windows 10. I wanted to create a dual boot system but now whenever I switch on my laptop, it directly boots via ...
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Debian installation finished successfully but partitions are %100 free

I just tried two times to install Debian 9.8.0 (downloaded from official repo) but both times despite of successful finish, nothing was installed. I used rufus to create a bootable USB drive. I ...
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Can GRUB load Windows directly?

I have a question about how dual booting works with GRUB bootloader and Windows bootloader. Once the GRUB bootloader is loaded and when we choose Windows, does it directly load Windows or hand over ...
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How to dual boot FreeBSD and Linux on the same Hard disk?

I tried installing FreeBSD 12 release version on my system which already had 3 Linux OS installed. It was the minimal install iso image. My internal HDD with GPT partition table. I tried using the ...
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Dysfunctional Keyboard in Elementary OS SeaBIOS Dual Boot

I just used Fascinating Captain's guide to dual boot Elementary g OS on a Dell Inspiron Chromebook using SeaBIOS. Everything went smoothly until I was in Elementary OS and found that my keyboard didn'...
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Pop OS dual boot with Windows 10

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad (UEFI enabled) with Windows 10. I just have one hard disk. I am trying to install PopOs and have a dual boot option. This link from PopOs has description regarding dual-boot ...
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Installing Fedora 29 alongside Windows 10 replacing Ubuntu 18.10

I currently have a Windows 10 installation and Ubuntu 18.10 installed alongside it. I recently tried to install fedora but on the HDD there was no FAT32 partition for the boot. sdap1 was a NTFS ...
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How to simultaneously dual-boot >>several<< slackware versions along with windows on a uefi/gpt box?

Back in 2015, I got an Asus VivoPC-VM62N with Windows preinstalled. I ran gparted (gnu partition editor) on it, shrank the Windows partition, and used the freed-up space for several linux partitions ...
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Manual partitioning for encrypted LVM setup is blocked

I am trying to Install Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro for dual boot with Mac. Here is the GUI I am talking about (the same is in Debian and Ubuntu, but just to clarify this I found image in google): ...
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Can't shutdown the laptop with dual boot Ubuntu

On a three day old Ideapad 330-15lch with Ubuntu 18.04 in a dual boot (vs Windows 10), when clicking on power off or restart, the Lenovo laptop freezes. Keyboard and mouse do not react, it does not ...
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Can't boot to windows after installing Ubuntu in UEFI

I'm trying to install an Ubuntu dual boot on my windows 10 laptop. Windows 10 used the legacy BIOS setting. When I start the Ubuntu installation I get a warning about BIOS and UEFI, other operating ...
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Shrink existing Windows partition to extend Linux home one?

I have one drive with dual boot. I split it evenly between Windows and Linux Mint, but right now almost never use Windows. I want to keep Windows for gaming/Office, but move some of its disk space ...
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Arch linux no longer boots after power outage [closed]

I'm currently(or was anyway) running a dual-booted system with Windows10 and Arch Linux on it. They were each on their own separate SSD and everything worked fine for the most part (had to switch ...
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Update-grub detects windows 10 system on NVME drive. Cannot boot generated entry. Not UFI System

I have Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and grub 2 installed which boots from a sata SSD drive. This a BIOS system, not UEFI. I have restored Windows 10 to an nvme drive, and fixed its boot structure and drivers ...
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Multiple operating systems issue

(1) As you see above from a snapshot of gparted, I have windows and 2 linux operating systems/ubuntu/centos installed. (2) I do not need windows any more on this machine. I don't mind either ...
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Dual Boot Missing for Mint Linux

I have been installed Mint Linux 19.1 alongside my Windows 10. After installation I could't find a Grub Menu on Boot. It directly goes to Mint Linux.
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Dual boot option now showing up with windows and centOS

I know this kind of question is already asked before, but none of those solution worked for me, i am trying to resolve this from last two days but with no success. Problem: - When i start may HP ...
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Manjaro 18.0.4 Illyria installer waits on welcome

I'm trying to install Manjaro linux as dual boot with W10 on lenovo ideapad miix320 - 10icr convertible laptop. I managed to boot from usb into OS. When starting installer it keeps waiting on welcome ...
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Are there any issues with using the windows os partition for shared data storage with Linux?

My previous laptop had a 640Gb HDD and had partitioned it so that I had a separate NTFS partition for Data (documents, music, videos, etc) that I would access from both Linux and Windows in a dual-...
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EFI system partition cannot be of type ntfs, EFI system must be mounted on one of /boot/efi

I have tried to install CentOS alongside windows 10 and for this I created some unallocated space for the CentOS. While proceeding with installation of CentOS I came to stage of partition and then I ...
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Grub Not Showing All Linux Distros

I installed multiple Linux distros to test them out and learn more about each to see which I like best. I installed two (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Mint 19) on a 256 GB SSD (sdc) and four (KDE Neon, Fedora ...
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Handle booting failure for u boot ( Debian )

I have an embedded device with 512 Mb of ram and 4Gb internal storage. ( Consider Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone ) I have an external SD card available with 3 Partitions. mmcblk0 is the disk and ...
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Installing Debian on SSD

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire E1, x64, amd i7, ram 16, vga 2). My base tasks are using virtual machines. I use dual boot for Win10 & Debian 8.6. The type of BIOS boot is Legacy. I am gonna ...
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Can't boot Kali with UEFI Stuck at grub-rescue

I had Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and just decided to try Kali. I downloaded Kali Linux 64 Bit and installed it using a live USB. Everything looked fine during the installation but I think I messed up ...
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Ubuntu is loading grub menu instead of main OS

Installed ubuntu along with Windows 10 using Wubiuefi. After rebooting to Ubuntu, GRUB menu is loading instead of the main Ubuntu installation. How can I load the Ubuntu and finish the set-up?
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Fedora UEFI Dual boot breaks NVIDIA in Windows

I'm having a problem regarding nvidia drivers and a dual boot system on uefi. I installed fedora on UEFI mode, so grub boots on an EFI partition(/dev/sda3) which then allows to boot Windows Boot ...
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Grub recover - install Ubuntu, keep Win7

I messed up the grub loader by accident and all tutorials to install it again failed. Now I can't boot anything so I created an Ubuntu Boot Stick to access all my data. When I tried to reinstall the ...
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How do I install Kali Linux through live mode (failsafe, amd64)? [duplicate]

I was attempting to install Kali Linux earlier (on an F80S series, super old ASUS laptop, already have the partitions and everything set up to dual boot) using my Cruzer Glide flash drive. I wrote the ...
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Arch Linux booting in Emergency mode after installing another NVMe SSD

So I recently installed another NVMe SSD into my computer and my Arch Linux will no longer boot. Here is the message I receive immediately after booting: Here is a copy of what my fstab looks like: ...