Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.

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Installing Qubes v3 along with Ubuntu14 on external USB HDD, fails

I partitioned a 2 tb usb hdd to: /boot 1gb, /ext4 999gb, /unallocated 500gb, /fat32 500gb. I installed Ubuntu in ext4 partition without any problems and installed grub in the same partition. The disk ...
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Metro Boot Manager - Boot between two Windows 8.1 without restarting

I have installed two Windows 8.1 os and Debian on my Device. I use Grub2 EFI to boot between Debian and Windows. After choosing Windows via Grub menu The Metro Boot manager appears. I have ...
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Multi Boot - Prevent Drive Access / Data Security

I have one PC which I use for two different tasks. 1 - work 2 - play. I want to set up a separate boot for each. I want to keep the work part clean while play I could care less about. Along with two ...
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How to Using Metro Boot Manager on UEFI BIOS when Dual Boot with Linux

I have a problems when I want to dual boot (Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17 ) on my computer in UEFI mode or GPT disk. I cannot go back to using the default Windows 10 boot manager..? In Legacy mode or ...
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Why two O/Ss on the same machine have a 1 hour clock difference?

My machine has two O/S, a Linux distribution (primary) and a Windows 7 (used seldomly). Both O/Ss are set on my time zone (UTC+1). Depending on how I set the time on the BIOS, either Windows shows ...
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MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator System Recovery [duplicate]

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The ...
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How does Windows 10 stand up to being relocated?

I'd like to rearrange how my hard drive is laid out, and I'd like to take my Windows 10 partition and put it's own separate, smaller drive. If I'm using grub to boot, can I just run update-grub and ...
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Disk partitioning, partition shrinking for triple-boot

I have the following situation on my main SSD: Boot EFI Windows 10 main (C:) Linux SWAP Ubuntu 15.10 main FAT 32 automounted common partition Now, I would like to add Kali Linux and triple-boot my ...
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Grub2 EFI falls to Grub Shell unless I hit F12 immediately after power on

I have Opensuse Tumbleweed together with Windows 10 on my Asus ROG laptop. The issue is quite weird - every time I power on or reboot, Grub2 EFI falls to grub2 shell and randomly it doesn't see the ...
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Is it ok to repartition drives after dual booting windows and OS X yosemite?

recently i installed windows 7 along with mac OS X Yosemite(using bootcamp).Now i have two partitions one for mac and one for windows. Now Can i split the windows partition in to two partitions ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 boots into Recovery/Advanced Startup

I am facing a problem trying to finally upgrade one of my machines from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I am currently running Windows 7 Prof SP1 32bit on a Dell Optiplex 755 (non-UEFI BIOS). Just a few days ...
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Windows boot.ini offer boot from CD or other external drive?

I have a Windows setup where boot.ini is configured such that it offers dual-boot for different operating systems at boot time. Is there any syntax for boot.ini that will make it also offer to boot ...
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boot camp create windows 7 option can't be marked?

i have a macbook 7,1( mid,2010)based on the tutorial from apple i started boot camp but the create windows 7 option was hidden so i replaced it with boot camp 4(it was 5 before).now the option to ...
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MacBook Pro- retinal display, OSX 10.11.1- Can dual boot OSX 10.5.8?

Have new 2015 MacBook Pro, running ElCapitan, any chance I can partition and run old OSX 10.5.8? Or create Virtual Machine to run it? Several Graphics apps not upgradable to El Capitan. Have received ...
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Recovery after diskpart clean

I intended to install Windows 7 on the sda2 with 200GB, while having Linux Mint installed on sda1, with 180 GB data out of 260GB. After booting from Windows 7 USB, I have created a new partition as ...
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Is it safe to update Linux Xubuntu in a dual boot machine with Windows 7?

I have this Samsung notebook with dual boot, running Windows 7 and Xubuntu 12. My main concern is that I use that machine mostly for work, and I don´t want to mess the Windows partition (around 400Gb ...
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Uninstalling/removing bootloaders on Windows 10

I have been messing around with various Linux distros over the last few months on my laptop since I first became interested in using it. Any distro I have installed, I have done so in a dual-boot ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 & 8.1 licensing issue

I am considering "upgrading" to Windows 10, but I want to keep my Win 8.1 installation just in case I decide that I don't want Win 10 after all. I thought the easy solution would be to dual-boot them, ...
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My pc won't boot into usb or Clover after windows 7 installation

I was using mac os x El capitan on my pc with Clover Bootloader installed. I've installed Windows 7 to another partition. Problem begins here, it installed its own bootloader. My working bootable USB ...
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Toshiba satellite p75 won't boot trying to dual boot preinstalled win 8.1 and Windows 7 32 bit

I am attempting to dual boot Windows 8 64 bit pre-installed system with Windows 7 32 bit Specs: Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 Processor Processor type Intel Core i7 - 4700MQ Processor speed 2400.0 ...
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How can I boot Hirens Boot with Multisystem?

I installed Multisystem and I installed on an USB some Linux distros and hirens boot, but it does not copy-paste the .iso like with the distros, it extracts the iso to the root os the pendrive. Then, ...
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Create more than 4 primary partition on hard disk and install more than two OS

I want to install Windows 7, Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Fedora in a multi-boot configuration. When the boot loader starts up, I want to select any of these operating system and boot it. I believe I ...
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How to make Open SuSE - Manjaro usb key

I am trying making a Multiboot USB key with Open SuSE 42.1 Leap and Manjaro 15.09 but it doesn't work. I tried with XBoot, Multibootusb, SharpBoot and YUMI, but they all failed making the USB Key. ...
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Grub missing after fresh Linux installation

I just installed ElementaryOS (an Ubuntu based Linux distribution), which I've used before, but the Boot menu doesn't show up. It just starts Windows directly. I have tried literally every solution I ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for dual boot with Windows 10 on Dell XPS 15 2015

I am having a problem doing this as the Ubuntu installer will not see any partitions except /dev/sda1 in the 3rd step when it asks for Installation Type: I followed number of articles and changed ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu on same SSD

I installed Ubuntu from a USB stick, using the Live version to run gpartedto partition my disk. The disk is a 500GB SSD, and I reduced the size of the Windows installation, and then moved the next ...
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Clone multiple partitions to slightly smaller hard drive

I've a Windows 7 / Linux dual boot on a 512GB SSD (such an awkward size). The SSD was an upgrade from my HP Probook 4720's 500GB HD. When doing the upgrade I was cloning from a smaller drive to a ...
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Prepare a Linux partition in Windows

I've installed Windows 10, and now I'm trying to prepare a partition for a Linux installation in order to achieve a dual boot with Windows and Linux. As you can see in the screenshot below, I made a ...
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USB 3.0 Flash Drive vs. 5400 rpm HDD for VirtualBox VM

Based on a comment, I'm trying to make this a technical question rather than an opinion question--performance of two proposed hardware configurations. I want to switch back and forth between Linux ...
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How to narrow the scope of this error message?

I have currently a dual boot system with debian an windows® 8.1 bit installed. As I use ᴜᴇꜰɪ, I use the windows bootloader to load the linux kernel directly (I compiled the linux kernel as an ᴜᴇꜰɪ ...
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How do I dual boot ubuntu mate and mac OS X 10.5 on a PowerMac G5?

I would like to try a dual boot configuration on my Mac but I have no idea how to dual boot on a Macintosh. Especially one this old.
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Mac OS X partition doesn't boot after enabling Bitlocker

I have dualboot MacBook Pro. After enabling Bitlocker in Windows 10 I am not able to boot my OS X partition. Only recovery partition is bootable. I am able to open my OS partition from Windows and see ...
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Windows doesn't boot after installing Fedora

After recently having installed Fedora on the same HDD as Windows, Boot manager no longer shows up in Grub2. When trying to repair what I've done by running grub2-mkconfig, it doesn't find Windows. ...
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Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C - Laptop always restart after the Samsung logo

I'm in trouble with my laptop because I want install the Linux on my laptop in dual-boot with Windows 10. So for that, I created a new partition on my HDD and I did the following changes on the Bios: ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 DVD

I have an HP Pavilion 15-p097tx Notebook PC. I planned to dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04. While installing Ubuntu, I accidently selected delete everything option. The recovery partition was also ...
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A UEFI entry is corrupt. How do I fix it?

I uninstalled Windows 10 from my triple boot setup to be left with dual boot but the UEFI entry for it stayed after I removed the drive, so to remove it I used easyUEFI to remove the entry but it just ...
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Windows 10 boot error

I recently created a bootable USB it using Rufus on a Windows 10 laptop in order to install Windows 10 add alongside Ubuntu for a dual boot on my desktop. I created the USB in Fat32 format. My empty ...
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ext4 for data partition in Windows

I have moved my Windows user profile to a separate partition in order to share it with my linux install. I have originally tried to make a NTFS formatted data partition, but this creates some issues ...
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Grub is in unusable state since w10 update

I am on a Vaio laptop with Debian Jessie / W10 dual boot and Grub 2.02~beta2-22+deb8u1. Since W10's latest update something weird happened to my grub-efi. When I boot my computer I get this error ...
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Issues with multi Booting and booting [duplicate]

after dual Booting win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 everything worked fine until some weeks ago grub menu disappeared. I then installed Linux mint hoping it would have rectified the situation. During ...
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Dual Boot and Booting Issue

I NEED help desperately. Some time ago I dual booted my Satellite c55t-b5230 (windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.10). Everything worked awesome Grub menu was present for months until it disappeared. Due ...
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Install Kali Linux without GRUB?

Is it possible, and is it actually best to just use my onboard UEFI to boot Kali Linux instead of using GRUB if Kali Linux is sharing the same drive as my Windows 10 OS? I installed GRUB on my first ...
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Kali-Linux installed- sharing partitions with Windows?

So I followed the instructions to install Kali-Linux with a manual install. It appears I can see all of my files in my Windows 10 OS, even though I thought I selected separate partitions on my HDD and ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from BIOS wakeup and otherwise boot Windows

I have a dual boot system. My Ubuntu partition needs to boot automatically on BIOS scheduled wakeup (and wakeonlan if possible) Otherwise I want to boot into Windows by default. (power button) How ...
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How do I fix my MBR after removing dual-boot OS?

I have a PC which I cannot boot into anymore. I really really don't want to re-install the OS on it (I don't want to lose the data and, besides, it's Christmas week...) OK, so the PC has an SSD which ...
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Is it possible to select which system to boot before rebooting, on a multi-boot UEFI system?

I'm wondering if there's a way to have a computer with UEFI and two different OSes installed (Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.x in my case) where you don't have to wait for the system to shut down in ...
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Syncronize Hyper-V - Dual Boot Windows 10/Server 2012R2

On my PC I dual boot between Windows 10 and Server 2012R2. I keep the drive mappings exactly the same only flopping the C: and the Z: drive. I have Hyper-V role installed on both installations. I have ...
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Space needed for Kali-Linux?

I am curious about how much space to allocate on SSD for Kali-Linux as a second operating system. I've read requirements ranging between 10 GB and 17 GB. It seems like it would be safest to assume ...
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Not seeing Boot order change Option

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in my Dell Inspiron 5548 laptop and its giving me real stomachaches! Windows 10 is in UEFI mode. So I have to install Ubuntu also in UEFI mode. As such, I disabled ...
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How to (safely) install Windows 10 on a Linux system

I have Linux (Arch) only system with a spare partition that I'd like to use for Windows 10. It's a notebook with UEFI. I remember I had some trouble back then when installing Arch because of UEFI. I ...