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

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Linux on Mac with bootcamp already containing Windows

I have a MacBook pro retina. I have installed Windows using Bootcamp (no virtualization). Can I further use Bootcamp to also install Linux (Ubuntu)? Or, does the fact that my bootcamp hosts Windows ...
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How to make an AIO MSDaRT usb/disk

I know there's an AIO windows installation disks, but is it possible making an AIO MSDaRT disc/usb? I wanna have a bootable MSDaRT disk to chose from Vista, Win7, or Win8
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Boot fully encrypted Windows 8+ with GRUB without password using keyfile

I have a current setup so that my entire linux (including /boot) is encrypted and when I first start grub a password is needed to access /boot from my linux partition. But my entire windows partition ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot installation mess up

I've been trying to set up Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows 8 for quite some time now; several months. I've had over four failed attempts. I finally gave up and worked on Ubuntu in VMware from inside ...
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F12 to access Ubuntu dual boot alongside Windows 8.1?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode. The problem is that I only can access the Ubuntu by pressing the F12 key(image below), which forces the boot. On another computer with dual ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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How to recover the multiboot that windows 10 may have corrupted?

I have the last Windows 10 build 10159 that looks very good. The Multiboot that had Windows 8.1 that is my daily need has gone. The partition is ok. How can I recover without those crypt commands? ...
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Dual boot Win8/Linux on Asus Zenbook UX301 keeping intel imsm RAID0

I have Asus Zenbook UX301 with Win8 preinstalled. I would like to have a Linux installed in dual-boot configuration. However, Windows is using the notebook 2 SSDs as intel RAID0 (rom-based RAID, ...
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Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios?

Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios? Or If I am booting to CD or pendrive is it possible to log the same?
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I'm hoping to turn a USB stick into a multi-partition (4+), multi-boot tool. How do I properly set it up?

There are a lot of links about multi-boot, multi-OS USB drives and various tools to create them. What they don't explain in detail is how to, or whether or not it's possible to, properly partition and ...
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how to boot window from grub in rhel6 after dual booting rhel6 over window 8.1

I have an sony vaio laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, i created a new partition and installed RHEL 6 to that partition, on booting two option comes rhel6 and others. on clicking others nothing ...
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With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation

I am about to install Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) as my main OS. I also want to be able to boot into Windows 7 occasionally. I also want to run a Windows 7 virtual machine inside Linux. Ideally I would ...
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Windows cannot be installed on the disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer and I have 3 partitions in it. /boot, /sda1 (main, 900gb), and /swap (for swap space). I've been trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit by following ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and dual boot with Linux

I've read through different documents describing dual-boot configuration Solaris+Linux, however I'm still struggling with it. I first installed Fedora12, and then OracleSolaris 11.2, which of course ...
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Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine pointing to CentOS 7

How do I set up a virtual machine within windows 8.1 pointing to a CentOS 7 installation which I would like to install on the same physical box? I have been encountering all sorts of problems ...
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How to delete a OS from dual boot system without harming other one? [closed]

If there is a dual boot system ‘Windows-Linux’ or ‘Windows-Windows’, I mean in one HDD there are ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Windows 7 partition’ or ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Ubuntu ...
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Increasing Size for Ubuntu

I has installed Ubuntu in my windows laptop.I have installed in C drive. I have allocated only 30GB hard disk space. But now i need to increase it. I would like to move it to another Drive with More ...
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GRUB 2 stops dual booting Windows 8

I own a laptop with two hard disks. Windows 8.1 is installed in UEFI mode on the first disk, and I recently installed Gentoo on the second one. Now I want to be able to select the OS on boot in GRUB2 ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password Linuxmint on a dualboot config?

My laptop is in a dualboot config with linuxmint can I reset forgotten windows password from mint?
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Can't install Linux on HP laptop - install can't see mSata SSD + HDD combo

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1119tu that came with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying to add Debian Jessie in a dual-boot configuration. PREPARATION I made space on my hard-drive using a ...
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Clone OS to another partition as bootable

Is there any way to achieve the following: I want to clone my OS (C: drive) onto another partition. I want this other partition to be boot-able as well. I read so many articles on the internet about ...
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Can NTLDR /BOOT.INI boot a seperate MS-DOS hard drive (not a partition)?

The title says it all. I have added an old DOS disk to a w2k system and I would like to have it as a boot option in boot.ini, but I can't find how to tell NTLDR. Is it possible?
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Windows and Ubuntu boot managers not picking up OS

I am trying to boot windows 10 and Ubuntu. I have followed a few tutorials to get Windows boot manager to pick up Ubuntu on the drive (it's not at the start of the drive so wasn't picking it up by ...
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What's the path when formatting one of the OS's of a multi-OS PC?

I have both Windows 10 and Windows 7 (main) installed on this PC. Should I do something different than the usual stuff (formatting one OS PC)? Or I'm just going to format Windows 7 partition via USB ...
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Windows 7 missing from boot menu

Before doing anything I previously had Windows 7 only installed. I made a VHD, and used the imagex command to directly install the iso file for the Wimdows 10 preview to my vhd. I then used bcdboot ...
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Dual boot openSUSE and Windows 8.1 on two separate PCIe SSDs

I have an X99 system with an Intel SSD 750 serving as the boot drive. Currently only Windows 8.1 is installed on it. My motherboard has an M.2 slot that I would like to use for a Samsung SM951 for an ...
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Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
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Stuck at Windows 8.1 boot menu when having multiple boot configurations

I've added a boot configuration that has HyperVisor disabled (see this). I called it "No HyperVisor" and made it the default. The timer is set to 5 seconds. However, when I boot my machine, I see the ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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Failure of Multisystem after first install on Mint 17.1 64-bit

I installed MultiSystem so I could create a toolkit USB drive, as I have done on previous Xubuntu and Lubuntu machines, following ...
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How to delete one of two W7 OS' installed?

Edit: I fixed the problem with EasyBCD eventually. I recently had problem booting due to system reserved partition tinkering and had to install a second Windows 7 to HDD in order to boot and fix the ...
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Triple boot (2xWindows and Linux)

I've got a question. Is it possible to triple boot on a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF22L1E). I've installed Windows 8.1 Pro after upgrading from Windows 7. Then I installed elementaryOS due to my programming ...
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How to migrate a cloned linux installation into a dual-boot environment alongside Windows?

I've got a new machine with Windows 8 installed on a HDD. I plan to switch that out with an SSD. I currently use Linux (Ubuntu) all of the time, but I'd like to keep the Windows 8 installation ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing VFS: Unable to mount root fs

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my windows 8.1 computer. After downloading Ubuntu ISO, I made a partition for Ubuntu on my disk. I used Easybcd to add Linux at the boot menu. But after restarting ...
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How to dual-boot Fedora and Windows 7 Pro on X220?

I have a kind of simple question, but I past the last 3 days trying to find a full guide for this, and every one that I tried was saying something different. My question is: How do I install Fedora ...
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Triple boot 3 OS's on 3 separate SSD's

I am attempting to set up a system with 3 separate OS's (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 TP) all on three separate SSD's. I can currently boot into each one if I use a boot override via the UEFI BIOS on my ...
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Running virtual machine from raw disk on a dual-boot machine

I have multiple hard drives, one an SSD running Windows 7, and another conventional HDD with Debian 8 on it, running off a 1TB external HDD (which is always connected, but through USB). I currently ...
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Can Windows 8 and 7 be installed on the same UEFI computer?

My system has UEFI, and I want to install both Windows 7 and 8 on a large drive formatted for GPT (I want to also install a few other operating systems, and I need more than 7 partitions). After ...
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Does UBUNTU partition (with GRUB) affect Windows 8.1 Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate behavior?

I have a UBUNTU and Windows 8.1 dual boot installed on a dell Inspiron 14 5000. I'm considering removing UBUNTU though (although I am happy with it) because Windows is unable to consistently remain in ...
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Booting ubuntu and windows acer aspire s7

i have an acer aspire s7, and have been trying to dual boot ubuntu and windows on the same system unsuccessfully: 1 I am having problems getting the aspire s7 to recognise my bbot usb drive then also ...
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Grub2 with Kali, how to boot into Windows 7

I will preface this with saying I am new to linux. I had windows 7 installed on my main SSD, I wanted to give Kali a try so I installed that on a 2nd SSD. When the option to install grub2 came up, ...
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Can't access old OS after dual booting with windows 7

I recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 on a dual boot config on my system on a second partition. But after I installed it it changed the drive letters and now I can't access the old Operating ...
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Unable to mount harddrive in LinuxMint on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1

I have installed linuxmint on a dualboot config with windows 8.1, when I try to browse the files in windows partition (say C:, D:, E:, F:,) it usually shows an error message similar to this one. but ...
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Bootable Windows 7 and 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu in one USB

I have tried with mixed success to make a "super" USB with Windows 7, 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I'm using YUMI for this. The problem appears when I try to have both Windows 7 and 8.1 on the ...
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Should I move my linux swap partition closer to my ext4 partition?

I am installing both linux mint and win 7 on the same disk on an old machine, I first installed linux (I know I should have installed win first so I wouldn't have to fix grub later but well, it's done ...
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trying to install windows after ubuntu

Recently I have wiped out my macbook pro and reinstalled ubuntu on it.And now I want to install windows alongside so I can have dual boot.After doing some research online, I have created a partition ...
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Can someone explain how I got a Windows EFI error message without trying to install Windows?

I'm using a HP Z620 workstation. My main hard drive is Ubuntu, and it was working fine. I physically removed the hard disk with Ubuntu on and put in a brand new hard disk, and tried to install ...
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chainloader and efi boot partitions

My recent attempt to install a multi-booting system onto my twin disk rig failed, though I had successfully installed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Peppermint on disk 1, updating grub afterwards. When I ...
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Dual-boot with only one desktop in a third partition

With a third partition, is there a way to make the Windows AND Linux to recognize a single folder in that partition as the default Desktop? If not, is there a workaround to make it closer from what I ...
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How to make partition in windows 8 hard disk? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB hard disk with windows 8.1 running on it. I want to create a partition(preferably of the size around 20 GB) from my C drive to install a linux Operating System along with windows(Dual ...