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Multiboot is a process where multiple Operating Systems are installed on a single system.

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Reboot into new OS image Remotely

I have a few old rpi 3b+ still running stretch which i would like to upgrade to either bullseye or buster. They are all remote and i access them via AnyDesk or reverse ssh tunnels as a backup. I have ...
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How to directly boot on GRUB installed on a specific partition instead of "bios_grub" partition?

Here are the partitions of my SSD: $sudo parted -l Model: ATA SanDisk SDSSDA-1 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start ...
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Hide entries in grub menu when device is unavailable?

I have several menuentries in my grub2 menu, some of which point to removable devices (Ventoy, Windows, etc). Is there any way to configure grub to automatically and temporarily hide (or grey out, or ...
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Multi-boot Linux-mate with Windows 7, 10 & 11

I have a mini-XTA box 64b Intel with UEFI disabled. It has been running Mate, W7 & W10 for some time just fine. Mate and W7 are on one SSD and W10 is on a second SSD. GRUB finds and starts these 3 ...
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How to figure out the necessary boot parameters to boot an iso file from a multiboot usb driver?

This is my first posting here and I would like to have asked a general question, namely "Is there a general procedure to deduce the boot parameters necessary to boot from an iso file on an usb ...
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GRUB2 - Booting ISO from USB-Drive gives ERROR - KDE neon, ArchLinux, Windows 10 - MuliBoot

I am trying to set up a multiboot ISO USB-Drive and I get error messages when I start the ISO file. As I see it, the loopback device is executed properly, otherwise no iso would start. However, the ...
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How to make a common /boot partition for multiple linux distros?

I'm trying to multiboot windows along with two linux distros namely Parrot OS Electro Ara and Ubuntu 20.04 and grub and bootloader was initially installed by Parrot OS. So to not interfere that I ...
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Windows partition not seen

I have a pc which was running Windows 10 and I wanted to create another partition and dual boot Pop-OS. I followed instructions to create a bootable USB drive and use Gparted to make a new partition. ...
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Adding a working boot option to get to my pacstrap/chroot install on a luks partition

I know there are are a lot of questions like this but the examples I have found differ enough to confuse me, I'm hoping someone can help clarify this for me. To briefly explain my setup. I have a ...
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Triple boot with systemd-boot: How to boot Windows 10 and 11 directly without Windows boot manager?

I recently installed Windows 11 on my home PC in addition to Arch Linux but my wife isn't ready to switch until after her exams, so we keep Windows 10 around for now, leading to a very convoluted ...
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How to remove a Linux Distro from mulit-boot

I have on my PC isntalled Windows 10, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Zorin OS and Elementary OS. I want to delete a few of them. Is it as simple as deleting the partitions? The only problem is that I ...
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To make GRUB default to boot Windows 10 instead of Linux

How do I make GRUB default to boot (load bootloader of) Windows 10 if it's left untouched to get input on boot menu?
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Question on boot partition for third OS on triple-boot system in separate drives(UEFI mode)

Linux newbie-mildly-intermediate here. I am trying to make a triple boot system with Linux Mint, Windows 10, and Pop! OS with all of them on separate ssd drives. My question is regarding the boot ...
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Is it possible to install multiple boot linux OS's on a singular VM?

I was asked to test the possibility of installing 4 discrete OS's (Centos: 7.7, 7.8, 8.0, Ubuntu 18.4.4) on one VMware machine. Thing is, I cannot get beyond installation of two systems. By the third ...
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How do you achieve stable rEFInd or grub multiboot for Windows MacOS and Linux with multiple drives?

I have a 250GB SSD (sda) with Windows 10 on NTFS. A second 1TB SSD (sdb) has MacOS 10.15.7 using apfs, and Linux Mint 20 using btrfs and two spare partitions using ext4. I have installed rEFInd and ...
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Add a Linux distro from another without USB

I'm currently dual-booting Win 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I used my last flash drive for Ubuntu and I'd like to keep it. I'd also like to try some other Linux distros such as Manjaro and Mint Cinnamon. ...
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GRUB multiboot — load my own application and then Linux

I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to load my own application using GRUB and afterwards load the Linux kernel (vmlinux+initrd). Say I have two menu entries: menuentry "my os" { ...
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Anarchy with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have a Ubuntu 20.04 installation, and I was wondering if it's possible to use Anarchy to install Arch along with that, as a dual boot.
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Linux Multiboot with custom grub.conf, unable to boot to OS created on partitions

I have a disk partition as below for multiboot, with custom grub and used GRUB version 0.97(rhel6.10) for grub embeded to boot for correct OS. when i install OS at grub menu i am observing file ...
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Create multiboot USB drive from Debian (Linux+Windows & BIOS+UEFI)

I'm trying to create a multiboot USB drive that supports UEFI and BIOS legacy boot with (at least) Windows 10 and Debian 9 on it from Debian (sid). Is it possible ? If so, what is the tool/process to ...
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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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Multiboot USB purely Linux - No third party software

Is it possible to create a multiboot USB for Linux distributions, purely from Linux, without third party software? NOTE: this is a self-answered question. I wanted to share my methods with the ...
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Convert disk-installed system to USB multiboot

OK, so here's the idea: I have an OS (Debian-based) installed on PCs disk. I would like to convert it somehow to I can use it on a multiboot USB pendrive. How can I approach this?
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Can a removable hard drive be used with YUMI to create a multiboot system?

So, I have a Seagate "Backup Plus" removable hard drive. I have partitioned a 1TB partition (fat32) and a 3tb (NTFS) partition. I used the YUMI software to add quite a few distributions of linux, some ...
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How to install grub for a multiboot external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which contains three primary partitions, two of them with an Ubuntu flavor each (14.04, 16.04), and the third contains just data. There is also an extended partition with ...
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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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Make multiboot USB containing Windows and Linux iso using a Linux PC

Is there a method to create a multiboot USB with both Windows and Linux ISO files using a Linux machine?  (Specifically, I'm on Arch Linux.) I tried multibootusb, multisystem, yumi, syslinux, etc., ...
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Linking with GCC doesn't detect -fPIC flag

I am trying to link some files. Here is my command: gcc -T linker.ld -o Stack\ Berry.bin -ffreestanding -O2 -nostlib kernel.o boot.o -fPIC -lgcc How ever, I get this error: /usr/bin/ld: boot.o: ...
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Timed out waiting for device dev-disk-by\x2duuid-C829\x2dC4C1.device

I had formatted efi partition and installed windows again. I have dual boot Windows and Linux, then I installed the grub bootloader again from a live usb using these commands: mount /dev/sda* /mnt ...
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How can I install several Linux distributions on a USB stick?

I would like to engineer a USB stick partitioned such that it contains several Linux systems (and not Live versions). In particular, I would like to have at least two different versions of Fedora on ...
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Unable to boot live Linux multiboot USB in UEFI

I have made a multiboot USB stick using multibootUSB, but I can’t get it to work. I think this is because it starts in UEFI, and I don’t want it to boot into legacy mode anyway. It just gives me the ...
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How can I multi-boot many Linux distros and Windows on the same USB drive?

I am in the process of making a "toolkit" so I can use when I need, wich consists of many Linux distros, Windows 10 and Hiren's BootCD. I know I can make the Linux part with Multi Boot USB but I don'...
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Recovering corrupted (?) dual-booted Linux Mint installation

I installed Linux Mint 18.2 on a partition of my MacBook Pro this week. Things were running superbly, until this morning when I plugged the laptop into the wall -- but forgot to turn on the outlet. ...
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Linux Dual Boot /boot, /home and /dev partition sharing

I was thinking about hopping Linux distros and was wondering if there was a way to keep my files, my grub and my device mounts when I change the distro. This is so that I can resume my work on the ...
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Grub2 does not detect my wifi slax OS

I have installed wifi slax OS from a usb on a partition along side with windows 10 and the installation process install also grub2 when finished I reboot and grub2 show only windows 10 loader. So, how ...
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Why do EFI distros want to be alone in a multibooting environment?

I'm new to linux. Currently I have 4 buntu-distros on my old Mac Leopard. Every time I try to multiboot with more than 1 EFI distro I'm stuck with boot issues (that is I can't boot). So I go back with ...
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Is there any CLI multiboot ISO USB creater in Linux?

I use multisystem as multiboot ISO USB creater in my Ubuntu. I don't know whether it has any CLI interface. I find this CLI tool because most of the CLI tool is more powerful than GUI one. And when I ...
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current question: How can I decompile an arm firmware file, to get the device tree file?

I am trying to flash libreelec on an android TV box without having an image I could throw in the libreelec toaster. On the RPi it was quite simple, here I guess I have to compile stuff, I don't really ...
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Chainloading in LUKS on LVM from ESP

Note. This post was originally mostly about how to chainload GRUB2 EFI bootloaders from different OS's in a LVM setup, from a grub bootloader outside of that LVM. I found a solution to this question ...
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A while back - A Unix distribution with installation media that could boot on several platforms?

Quite a while I saw a distribution of a *nix operating system where the installation media (CD? DVD?) contained binaries for several hardware platforms, and could boot and install directly on several ...
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