Questions tagged [multiboot]

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

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Grub takes very long (several minutes) to open Menu (in Multi-Boot-System)

I have a Multi-Boot-System with 4 different installations of Linux. (1 Manjaro, 3 Mint) spread over 2 hard drives (2 on each). After doing grub-install /dev/sdX and update-grub several times within ...
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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 - Distribution 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 ...