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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Password for full disk encryption not accepted on boot

I'm dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. My Ubuntu partition is encrypted, and I have a separate boot partition. A Windows update wiped out GRUB, so I used boot-repair to reinstall it. I got a ...
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Grub2 can't detect Windows 10, Dual boot on two harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I have two ssd which there is Windows 10 on the /dev/sda1 and OpenSuse on /dev/sda3 (/dev/sda2 is for a storage hdd). I have been installed Ubuntu on my /dev/sda3 couple months ago. But because of ...
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How to overwrite file residing on ESP at Linux boot

I have a 64-bit dual-boot system running Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. I use rEFInd to graphically choose which system to boot. A little bit about rEFInd: It is an EFI bootloader. It uses ...
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root device not found. Skipping fsck

I dual-boot windows and arch on my work laptop on a single disk with lvm and a XBOOTLDR partition. I use systemd-boot as a bootloader. It worked fine for like 3 months and then suddenly, after ...
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grub command after fresh install of 20.04 focal alongside Win10 on NVMe drive

I have a Windows 10 install on an NVMe drive. I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 and all installed smoothly, until the first boot. I was greeted with a grub prompt. grub> After searching the forums and ...
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Can see my HDD in Windows, but not from Linux live boot

I've just gotten a new laptop (Acer Aspire A315-56), where I can't see my HDD from a Linux live boot. When I'm opening GParted, it's only showing one disk and it's the USB Drive from where I've live ...
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What could cause an ata4.00 error even without any harddrive when installing Debian 9.9 from a live USB?

I have a problem installing (running) Debian9.9 on my system. First my setup: ADATA M2 256G - The destination drive WDC Blue 2T - Data disk Samsung EVO 120G - Windows 10 drive USB SanDisk 16G ...
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grub rescue insists on finding normal.mod in non-existant folder "i386-pc" while all *.mod files are in "x86_64-efi" folder

I have a dual boot Debian 9 (controls the boot process) and W10 being the other possible boot. After performing a simple overclock setup over the BIOS (MSI X399 motherboard), the computer now sends ...
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Ubuntu boot freezes after GRUB (blank screen), but works after warm reboot from Windows

I have a peculiar situation concerning the boot process of Ubuntu 17.04 that I just can't figure out. On my HP Pavilion 13b-220nd I have installed both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04. My laptop boots in ...
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Dual-boot Linux & hiberantion: share swap partition

I am using dual-boot on my laptop, but I only have 1 swap partition which is shared. Hibernation is enabled for both OSes I have installed. All works well except the case when I hibernate, and then ...
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External Hard drive will only boot on one computer

I have an external drive with Linux Mint 18 on it. It boots to my desktop, which is where I used the live CD to install the OS onto the external drive. However, when I try to boot this external drive ...
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Cannot boot into Linux off live USB

I am trying to dual boot Linux on my laptop (Dell XPS 15) which is running Windows 10 Pro. I did not have any problem dual booting the two operating systems on my desktop. I cannot boot up ANY Linux ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and CentOS 7 on separate drives

I want to create a dual boot PC with Windows 8.1 and CentOS 7, but I don't want to install both OS on the same drive. I have two SSD's. I want to install Windows on the first SSD and CentOS 7 on the ...
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How do I dual-boot 2 (or more) Linux distributions with gummiboot and UEFI?

I have Arch installed as my main OS with gummiboot for booting. I'm planning to dual boot with Fedora 20 soon but I am currently held back by some doubts. Do I need to install Grub2 for Fedora even ...
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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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Unable boot into Linux after BIOS update (dual boot machine)

My notebook has dual boot setup using UEFI mode. Windows 10 (installed by default) and Linux Mint 19.3. It was running ok until a new BIOS update made by Lenovo Vantage. After updating BIOS in Windows ...
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How to set a dual-boot installation with two hard drives (SSD and HDD)

I'm about to format my PC with Windows 10 and I would like to install a system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual-boot. I have already done that in other occasions, but this time is different. I don't ...
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Booting to an encrypted Debian install, which has /boot on LVM-on-LUKS

I have a setup with a grub2 bootloader, and the rest of the system on an encrypted partition (LVM-on-LUKS). I have two OSes installed inside of the LUKS container, Kali Sana and Debian 8, as well as a ...
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Unable to boot from a bootable USB drive on a machine where Win 10 is installed already to be able to start installing Linux

I'm trying to replace win 10 with Arch. Now only Windows 10 is installed. I've created a bootable usb: # dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync Then I chose ...
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What (type of) partition is needed to install Fedora alongside Windows

I've been trying to install Fedora on my laptop since ... last night. I tried the instructions from this page. But I got an error saying local variable 'e' was referenced before... ( my memory ...
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Dual Boot Configuration with SSD and HDD

I'm very new to Linux. I have been using Windows/Mac during my whole life, but now I have decided to use Linux. So I'm trying to configure a dual boot system with Windows 10 and CentOS 7. I already ...
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Preinstalled windows 8.1 not booting after installing Linux mint 17.1

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 on my machine and its a uefi enabled machine. I installed linux mint 17.1 on this by the side of windows 8.1. As I was unaware about the approach to install linux ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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Clonezilla won't boot up

I'm new to Ubuntu, and trying to make a backup with Clonezilla, but I can get only to the Clonezilla menu and after that I get a blank screen. I tried different USBs, but with no result. I also tried ...
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How do I dual boot backtrack 5 r3 and Windows 8?

I have already successfully completed the Ubuntu and windows 8 dual boot but now I am trying to add backtrack and my computer (Hp 2000 Notebook pc) will not even see my backtrack files. I am trying ...
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How to dual boot Linux and Windows from small boot drive?

I am trying to dual boot Linux Mint with Windows 7. Right now, Windows 7 boots from a small SSD, which has little extra room on it. Is there a way to set up a dual boot where I can put my Linux files ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. w8 boots through grub shell, but not from menu

I have a laptop, with installations of Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 8. Windows 8 was first installed on the system, and Ubuntu was installed afterwards. During the Ubuntu installation, the installer ...
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How do create an encrypted system with multiple Linux distributions?

A few weeks ago I created a completely encrypted system on a notebook and must say I like the idea. It's a little bit annoying to enter the password on every boot, but it's nice to know even if I lose ...
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GRUB error Fedora 15 when Dual Booting on MacBook Pro

I am having trouble getting Fedora 15 running on my MacBook Pro. I had Fedora 15 installed before on this MBP before, so I know it works. I basically followed the good old instructions of Create a ...
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Problem to Install CentOS 6.4 (Second) after that Win7 (First) - dual boot

I want to install CentOS 6.4 in my PC, this image shows my Windows 7 partition before to install it But when I was ask to select my option (mode) of install CentOs like this: Or this (really is my ...
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create partition inside Linux Mint to install Windows 7

I have installed 64-bit Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop, which has no other OS. Right now Mint uses the entire hard disk. Is it possible to create a partition from Mint for Windows 7? (Windows 7 ...
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Sharing /boot between two Ubuntu 12.04 Server installations?

This question may seem trivial at first sight, but it has certain implications and I'm wondering what is the recommended path to take here. Assume the following scenario: a server system. The default ...
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Kubuntu LUKS on USB boots internal disk after password prompt

I have an install of Kubuntu 22.04 on a USB connected NVMe drive. This drive has the root filesystem encrypted with LUKS. On all but one machine I have tried, this OS boots just fine and lets me use ...
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Grub bootloader broke after Windows 10 install on dual boot (2 drive) ZBook

My Linux drive will no longer boot. I have a dual boot ZBook. RHEL 7.9 workstation and Windows 10 Pro. Windows crashed and I reinstalled it. I removed the linux drive before I installed Win10? My grub ...
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grub menu no longer is listed after switching from ubuntu to manjaro

so i replaced my ubuntu partition on my ssd with manjaro, and upon reboot my grub menu was gone and replaced with the grub command line interface. I noticed after digging around in bios settings that ...
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Multi Boot Raspberri Pi and amd64 OS

How I can Multi boot Pi OS 64 bit with persistence for Raspberry pi (arm64) and ventoy with OS with no persistence on another partition, while the Pi OS is the default?
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How do you configure GRUB to boot EFI files?

Typically I use a GPT disk and would use systemd-boot to manage things, but I'm working with an older computer, so I have to use GRUB2. I'm using a USB stick to run two OS: Pop OS and Ventoy. What I ...
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PopOS Bootloader not providing option to boot into Windows

I have installed Windows on my system's primary nVme drive, and PopOS on the second sata drive on my system, I was hoping to be able to use grub to boot between my Windows and PopOS install (Instead ...
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Does Linux fstrim.service conflict with Windows 10 optimization?

I have the following disk setup, a dual-boot with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 19.3: NAME LABEL SIZE FSTYPE MOUNTPOINT UUID sda 477G ...
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Linux Mint boot problem psmouse serio1: Failed to disable mouse on isa0060/serio1

I installed Linux Mint on my laptop successfully. Then I click "Restart Now". After that this black screen appeared. I have no mouse attached to my laptop. My touchpad stopped working. I pressed F12 ...
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ntfs-3g executable permission on Windows in dual-boot environment

I am using an NTFS partition to share data between my Manjaro Linux and Windows 10 installations. Basic mounting with ntfs-3g works perfectly, and I have been able to establish user permission mapping....
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Dual boot CentOS 7 and CentOS 8 on UEFI machine

I want to build a dual boot environment of CentOS 7 and 8 on a UEFI/GPT machine. But, I encountered a EFI bootloader problem; Both CentOS 7 and 8 installers put their bootloaders in the same place: \...
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Grub2 zfs how to boot

Can someone point me which are the commands from grub to boot Ubuntu zfs 19? Making an update-grub I just have the windows boot and noot the ubuntu anymore.
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ldm_parse_tocblock(): Cannot find Tocblock, database may be corrupt

I received following error when Fedora was booting up : ldm_parse_tocblock(): Cannot find Tocblock, database may be corrupt. My computer dual boots Fedora v.30 and Windows 10. what is the solution ...
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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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Enabling dual boot in grub: debian and graphical *BSD

After installing *BSD 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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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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Reinstall Ubuntu in UEFI mode alongside Manjaro

I initially had Manjaro installed in UEFI mode. I then used a Ubuntu live USB to install Ubuntu on a new separate partition. I choose the default options and it seems that it has not installed it in ...
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Dual Boot Dell Inspiron 7577 Windows SSD and Linux HDD

I just finally bought a laptop and I am motivated to learn working on linux. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 7577 that came with two hard disks: C: PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD 256GB on which is installed ...
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Dual boot- Win 10 prevents Linux boot with ESP lock

Beginning several weeks ago, and for reasons I can not clearly identify, I can not boot into Linux Mint 18.3. With no solution, I reinstalled Linux Mint 18.3 and everything worked perfectly. But ...
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