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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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Debian boot issue

On boot I get this text: [sdb] no caching node page found [sdb] assuming drive cache: write though wrong diagnostic page : asked for 1 got 8 Failed to get diagnostic page 0x1 Failed to bind ...
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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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(Centos 7) Unable to Dual boot with Windows 10. Missing SSD. & os-prober doesn't find windows 10 [on hold]

I installed Centos7 on my HDD while I have windows installed on my SSD. When I tried to set up dual boot. Grub is malfunctioning for some reason. EVEN ON MY BIOS PAGE, MY WINDOWS INSTALLED SSD IS NOT ...
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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: ...
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Cannot manage to restore Dual Boot after reinstalling ubuntu

I have a Dell Latitude 3590 with Windows 10 installed as factory setting. I previously installed ubuntu 18.04.2-desktop with an iso image on a usb drive with dual boot allowing me to choose between ...
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Kali Linux installation issue: PC shuts down [duplicate]

after downloading kali to ssd and restarting pc the choose os screen has the two options - win 10 or "continue debian gnu/linux installation". Select win 10 no problem all functions correct. Select "...
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How to remove Linux from a dual-boot system while keeping FreeDOS bootable?

I installed Linux Mint next to FreeDOS (not Windows) from a LiveCD and now I have a dual-boot system. I want to remove Linux and return to the previous situation with FreeDOS as sole OS. But if I ...
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need to install GRUB again or not for dual booting ?(debian/arch)

I have a sony VPCSA36GG. Being an old laptop, it used to have 4x64 ssd's with a raid 0 on it. I had problems installing grub bootloader while installing debian (my 1st linux install) so removed the ...
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Which partitions to restore in testdisk

My setup Dell Chromebook 13 with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10 on dual boot, using MrChromebox UEFI Firmware (4.9). What happened I wanted to install Ubuntu on an external usb drive. I took two ...
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Prevent systemd-boot menu from showing up every time lid is closed and hibernates with windows 10

I have an laptop with two disks, and i am dual booting Arch Linux and Windows 10. Every time i close the lid of the PC and it hibernates the boot menu shows up. How can i prevent this, and make it so ...
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Protect linux partition from windows

I want to duel boot windows and Ubuntu, however i don't want anything on windows to be able to access my Linux partition. Is there anyway to do this without encryption? As i don't want to slowdown ...
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Installing GRUB on an nvme drive

I used a cloning app in windows to copy my partitions to the nvme but now I need to install a new bootloader as I am combining two drives into the one nvme. Partition Layout: Disk /dev/nvme0n1: ...
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Debian and CentOS UEFI Dual Boot - Can't Get Debian To Load

I'm trying to install Debian and CentOS on one disk with a UEFI boot. When Debian boots, I get the error in the image below: To explain how I attempted to set this up, I'll show what I did with the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Acer aspire 7 A717-72G-79RO

I am having trouble with figuring out how to install Linux (Ubuntu) on my Acer aspire 7. What I know so far : To install ubuntu, without it freezing in the middle of the process, you have to edit ...
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Trying to install CentOS 7 and Windows 10 on same drive (dual boot)

I installed Windows 10 on my SSD and then CentOS 7. After the CentOS install's final reboot, there isn't an entry in grub for my Windows 10 stuff. Here's fdisk -l isk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, ...
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Sharing swap partition between Ubuntu and Kali

I am making a fresh install dual-boot for kali and ubuntu. I had this question in my mind if I will create a swap-area of 32GB (16 Gb RAM) will it work for both the Linux distro?
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Enabling dual boot in grub: debian and graphical *BSD

After installing TrueOS to unallocated disk space, my computer didn't boot properly any more. With choosing a boot image, my screen froze. So I ran the rescue mode of a debian install medium and ...
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Installing fedora using the automatic option

I have allocated 25gb of free space on my disk and I was wondering if I was to select the automatic setting when installing fedora will it use the free space which is already on the disk. I'm trying ...
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Is it possible to triple boot given the following partition state?

I have the following partitions on my drive: I have researched online that it's not possible to have more than 4 primary partitions. I am not sure these are primary partitions, so will I be able to ...
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How to install Nitrux alongside Windows [closed]

I want to install Nitrux os alongside Windows 10. But I don't know how to begin with this. Are you required to make a partition? How do you use znx to have a dual boot?
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Dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04.1 on separate hard drives

I have Asus N552VW with the firmwarre mode set to Legacy and the following disks: * 128GB SSD: my windows 10 is installed on it * 2 TB HDD partitioned exactly into two partitions Knowing that, in the ...
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Dual hibernation with two distros

I have three operating systems installed on my ThinkPad T450, in this order: Win10, Kubuntu 18.04, Fedora 29. Both Win10 and Kubuntu are installed on primary partitions, and F29 on an extended ...
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HP Envy Dual-Boot Fail (Ubuntu 18.04)

I'm having some trouble with getting my Windows 10 laptop to boot Ubuntu from a USB. Hardware wise it's a HP Envy 13 i5-8250U with GeForce MX150 graphics card running Windows 10. I've created a ...
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Dual Boot Win10/Linux Mint hangs on boot, Light Display fails to load

Recently I had issues with my dual boot Linux Mint/Windows 10 instillation. It wouldn't boot. My computer would turn on and it said Error: Unknown Filesystem. Then put me at a Grub Recovery prompt. ...
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Dual Boot Linux Partition shows as Partition Table: loop in parted (Why?)

Recently I was checking into my partition scheme on my dual boot laptop (Peppermint OS, Windows 10). I was surprised by the output from parted /dev/sda12 (my Linux root partition) Model: Unknown (...
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Slow booting after dual boot [duplicate]

I just installed Kali Linux (on /dev/sda5) in dual boot with Ubuntu (on /dev/sda2). However, now that I have Kali, Ubuntu takes a few minutes to launch, whereas Kali takes a few seconds, and I would ...
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Not able to build dual boot in separated hard drives

I am trying to install a Linux distro in dual boot with an already installed Windows OS, in separated hard drives (each one in a different SSD). Anyway, I am having some troubles with it, which I am ...
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Grub drops into rescue shell [closed]

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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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 . ...