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Windows on SSD, Linux on HDD. No dual-boot. Separate bootloader devices. Will there be problems?

I have a 1 Terabyte HDD which is currently empty storage space for Windows which is on SSD. I want to split the HDD to two 500GB partitions and use first half as Windows storage space and the other ...
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How to simultaneously dual-boot >>several<< slackware versions along with windows on a uefi/gpt box?

Back in 2015, I got an Asus VivoPC-VM62N with Windows preinstalled. I ran gparted (gnu partition editor) on it, shrank the Windows partition, and used the freed-up space for several linux partitions ...
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Nothing Is Working: Installing Debian on USB

I need to be able to run a linux distribution on my Windows 10 laptop, so I decided to go with Debian. I want to have a USB flash drive that I own run Debian on my laptop, instead of having my laptop ...
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Install linux on separate drive without messing up the windows 10 boot?

Would like to install Linux Mint, and I think the process is made difficult when windows 10 is already installed. Too many options to take and not knowing which one works the best. I want it to be a ...
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First time install CentOS 7 problem

I want to install centOS 7 along side windows 8.1 for this I'm planning to do partition in a following way. /boot - 500MB - Standard Partition /swap - Half of my RAM size /root - 20GB - ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Windows dynamic disk (MBR scheme)?

The thing is that the owner had Windows 10 already installed and the disk was formatted with the dynamic layout (on MBR scheme). Windows shows that there are 4 existing volumes (C, D, E, F) but ...
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Create FreeBSD install image on USB stick from Windows

I want to create a install media on a USB memory stick to install FreeBSB 10.3. I've downloaded a -memstick.img release then I followed the Procedure 2.2 from the FreeBSD handbook to copy the img ...
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how to boot an install disc in EFI mode?

Per this answer on how to create an EFI System Partition (ESP): (Quite likely though that the install disc itself must be booted in EFI mode, too, otherwise it won't bother setting up UEFI boot....
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Installing Kali Linux along with Windows 10

I have recently purchased an ASUS ROG GL552vw from UK and its pre-installed with windows 10, I'm trying to install Kali Linux as the second OS but the PC can't boot from CD/DVD or even from a bootable ...
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How to install without loosing any data in my HDD [closed]

I want to change my OS to Linux Mint in my Windows 7 laptop without loosing any of the files in my hard disk.
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Unable to install Apricity OS along side Windows 10

I'm trying to install Apricity with its GUI installer. When I get to the partition section, I set up my partitions, and hit "next". Then a window pops up saying : An EFI system partition is ...
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How to create a bootable Debian USB drive using Windows

I am running Windows 10 and am starting to learn how to boot from USB devices. I have a 16GB USB (USB 3.0) drive and I want to do the following: Make the 16GB USB drive run Debian Linux. Keep ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and mint side by side with Windows 10?

I have a lenovo laptop with 5th gen Intel i5 and 4gb RAM. Its running on Windows 10. Being tech savvy I couldn't resist myself from using Linux based OS. With all the research I did I finally came ...
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Can't install Linux (dual boot): 0 Bytes available when selecting SSD with 170GB of free space

I am having difficulties installing Red Hat. Allow me to explain: I have set up several systems now in a dual boot configuration with Windows and some distro of Linux. I thought I was pretty good at ...
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Are there any tools to edit the initrd file in Windows?

Currently I am running on a Windows machine. I would like to modify a Linux ISO before installing it. For this I need to change a package inside initrd. Is there a way to do this from Windows?
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Is it possible to have linux AND the preinstalled version of windows?

I'd like to install linux (debian or ubuntu), but keep the preinstalled Windows that came with the computer, apparently the installation files are in a hidden partition (obviously I don't have any ...
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How do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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GRUB Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since I ...
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How to configure a workstation for multiple Linux and Windows users?

I work at a university and a part of my job entails usage of software for numerical simulation of fluid flow. My department decided to buy a new high- end workstation that should primarily serve as '...
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Install OpenSuse on windows 7 without formatting it

I have a netbook and I want to install OpenSuse on my Windows 7 just like installing Ubuntu in Windows 7 using wubi. Is there a software like wubi for OpenSuse to install it without losing Windows 7 ...
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fedora 21 installation problem

I have created an unallocated partition of size 45GB in windows, now the partitions are: 200 MB 388 GB C: space 45 GB unallocated lenovo D: drive Now I tried installing fedora21 and when I log ...
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Linux doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7. But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a Win7 installed. I have 5 ...
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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 to Install Microsoft Windows OS if already have Ubuntu 12.04 installed

I have purchased a Dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft Windows operating system on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the Microsoft ...
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Is Kubuntu Debian-based? and installing alongside Windows 8 [closed]

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project. Is it also compatible with all debian software, isn't it? So are all softwares made (or certainly-compatible) for Ubuntu (i.e. Software Center, Steam, Blender, ...
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Disadvantages of Ubuntu installed inside the Win vs next to Win

Are there any disadvantages of installing Ubuntu inside the Win using installator vs next to Win using bootable device? For example: My user account (on Win) contains diacritics which causes problems ...
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USB booting to installing Linux on a new Lenovo laptop

I recently got a Thinkpad T440s with Windows 8.1 for my job, and since most of my work is done under Linux I am going to install Ubuntu on it, so that I can dual boot. The problem is that it won't ...
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Windows installer complains that it can only be installed on a primary partition

I have Linux mint installed on my system as primary partition. I want to install windows 8 along side with it (Dual boot). But when I try to install windows 8 installer says (windows can only be ...
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Can't install Ubuntu because pc keeps shutting down

I can't install Ubuntu because during the "copying files" my PC powers off. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I made a new partition with 15.9GB, (I don't know if I ...
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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...
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Ubuntu live CD keeps on going back to the choice screen

I had Ubuntu installed before, but then I decided to switch to Windows 7. I deleted all of the partitions and formatted the drive (via the Windows installation disk). Windows works fine, but now I ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu over a dual boot laptop

I am trying to get ubuntu back to work on my dual boot laptop (Win8 + Ubuntu 12.10). It happens that Ubuntu 12.10 is not loading, and even after checking and repairing errors from LiveCD. Further, ...
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Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions

I have installed Windows 7 SP1 in my laptop. I have 4 partitions: System reserved (Primary partition): 100mb C (Primary partition): 70GB D (Logical partition): 150GB E (Logical partition): 175GB I ...
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Cannot dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 already installed from a long time ago and I have no Windows/update CD. I want to install Linux Mint. I created a partition, formatted it as Ext4 (in Linux), and labeled it E. I ...
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Having error during Ubuntu installation

I have Ubuntu on a USB stick. When I boot from it (select boot from this USB), it shows some logs like usual. I also see the Ubuntu logo with 5 dots below, but then I get these: ext2_lookup deleted ...
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Which fonts preinstalled on Linux are the same as that on Windows 7+?

Which fonts are common in default Linux and Windows installation? Are there any? Do these operating systems share any identical fonts? Or all fonts are different and there are no common fonts in ...
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Windows 7 to Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive

Update Sorry, Question has multiple parts see below for details: I have been using Windows for many years and only used Linux from the command line, but want to shift after realizing Windows is ...
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How to install GNU/Linux on a Windows PC without the BIOS password?

I want to install a GNU/Linux based operating system on a computer with Windows preinstalled, but unfortunately, the BIOS is set to only boot from the harddisk, and there is no way to boot from ...
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How to build a live Debian CD/USB in Windows, bootable in EFI mode?

I tried to install the latest stable Debian release (Debian 7.0 "Wheezy") using the Debian Multi-arch netinstall (AMD64) "debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso" on my laptop. My laptop has a SecureCore ...
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Can I use partitions made by Windows 7 in Linux?

I am planning to leave Windows and get to Linux (yet do not know which one, but it is not the question). I was using Windows 7, I have 2 partitions (C:198 GB, D:488 GB). And I have a lot of documents ...
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Installing Linux Mint on Windows-Ubuntu Dual Boot

I currently have an Ubuntu-Windows Dual boot. However, I would like to try out a new OS so I burned Linux Mint to a USB stick. I would like to install Linux Mint and remove Ubuntu while still ...
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Trying to install Windows on a system that has Ubuntu 12.04 installed

I'm a novice in installing & debugging OS errors. I had Windows 7 installed & it crashed today (the great blue screen). No matter what I did (tried to install Windows 7 again & again from ...
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Resizing of partitions taking too long in Debian 6 installer

I had a Windows 7 PC, with three partitions on it: The default Windows partition (~300GB in size, primary) Some system stuff Windows 7 needs (100MB in size, primary) A partition called Shared, that I ...
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Can't boot Scientific Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot Linux Mint after installing Windows (First) and Linux Mint (Second) I have installed Scientific Linux on my Asus laptop where I already have installed Windows 7. ...
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Linux Mint 13 can't detect SSD &/or Windows 7

I'm a newcomer to Linux OSes in general. I'm trying to install Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon alongside Windows 7. Linux Mint can't seem to see/detect either of my SSDs and because of that, it can't read/...
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Re-installing Windows 7 on a dual boot system with Fedora

At present I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Fedora 14. I want to re-install windows 7 but most probably it will replace Fedora's boot loader. I have a lot of things set up on Fedora. I ...
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Does OpenSUSE Instlux overwrite Windows?

You seem to be able to install OpenSUSE from Windows using Instlux. Does anyone here know what the result is for the Windows installation on the machine? Is it overwritten, or does Instlux work like ...
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How to install windows 7 after fedora 16 [closed]

I have Fedora 16, but I want to play games, and I´m considering installing Windows 7. I need to be able to dual boot these two OS. Is there something special I´m supposed to do, or it will work like ...
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Create a Bootable (UEFI GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install

I want to create a Bootable EFI USB to install Ubuntu & Windows 7 (maybe with utilities like PartedMagic). I did that using MultiSystem previously. However, I am using GPT and Windows install ...
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How to configure GRUB to load Windows 7 Install in UEFI mode

I have a Dual-Boot USB I created with Multisystem for booting into PartedMagic, Ubuntu 11.10 & Windows 7 Install. Problem is Windows 7 says it can't install on a GPT partition. Googled, and found ...