Questions tagged [multiboot]

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

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multibooting usb drive using rsync?

would it be possible to copy the partitions of a multiboot(both windows and linux) harddisk including the esp/boot partition to a usb harddrive using the rsync command and get the destination drive to ...
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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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Multi-boot on mac, Installation trouble shooting ( boot loaders, drivers, etc.)

I am a Linux newbie. I tried to do this but instead of Ubuntu, I installed Kali: https://tradahacking.vn/quick-guide-to-dual-boot-windows-10-and-ubuntu-on-a-macbook-from-external-usb-a5a8d9cfdfca So I ...
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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 - 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 ...