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Windows 10 Technical Preview worst case scenario

I'm planning on installing Windows Technical Preview on a dual boot on my (gasp) primary Windows 8.1 laptop. Naturally, the repeated cautions relating to this pre-release software have made me ...
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Linux mount point for shared data partition in multiboot

I am following up on the top answer in this old thread: Partitioning a Linux based system I just want to ask what mount point I should assign to the shared data partition when installing the first ...
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Reboot into another OS

I have a laptop with more than one OS. Is there any command by which I can shut down current OS and boot into another OS? windows->Ubuntu and vice versa thank you
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...
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Windows boot problems after installing Ubuntu

I have been using Windows 8.1 on my laptop(lenovo) for a while now and decided to try and install Ubuntu so I can dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. So today I installed Ubuntu 14 on a separate partition ...
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Boot Acronis true image and Clonezilla ISO image alone side windows 7 , Ubuntu 14.04.1

I want to create boot menu it can be boot from my (installed OS) Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 I can add Windows 7 alone side Ubuntu in "Grub 2" with "Boot-Repair" but i can't boot Clonezilla and ...
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Triple boot with 2 hard drives with XP, Ubuntu on one, Mint on an other

I had a dual boot system using a single HDD with XP and Ubuntu, which I have been using for a while. I have since added another HDD, and put Linux Mint on it. The installation appears to have broken ...
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Missing linux in dual boot - grub also missing

I had dual boot Windows and Linux (added after Windows). Computer shut down unexpectedly and I then didn't get the grub loader. I used the live cd to try and repair and get the grub loader showing ...
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How to Install Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed [duplicate]

I have purchased a dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. That is, to install the Windows OS in the ...
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Windows graphical errors after installing Ubuntu with Wubi?

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi to dual-boot with Windows, and the first time I that I boot into Windows 7 after the installation my second monitor was disabled, the first monitor's resolution ...
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What's this error when installing Arch Linux?

I am trying to install Arch Linux 64 bit on my Windows 8.1 laptop as dual boot with a USB and this line showing never ends. udevd[103]: timeout: killing 'usb_id --export ...
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Windows 8.1 using Win7 style bootloader after boot entry change in EasyBCD

I recently installed Xubuntu in a dual-boot environment with Windows 8.1. Following this guide I was able to use the Windows 8 bootloader instead of GRUB to boot into Xubuntu. However, recently I ...
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Windows 8.1 EFI Graphical Bootloader: Change OS Thumbnails

I've just used EasyBCD to tweak my Windows 8.1 EFI graphical bootloader, adding entries for Windows XP and Ubuntu. Both of them have a boring thumbnail of a window, while Windows 8 has a thumbnail of ...
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Multiboot by UEFI boot manager for Win8.1, Mac OS X and Linux

I am trying to build a hackintosh and want to multi-boot 1) Windows 8 2) Mac OS X and 3) Linux. Each OS will be installed on their own harddisk. If the motherboard and display card are fully ...
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Cannot boot into RHEL 7 since check disk in Windows 7

I boot both in Windows 7 and RHEL 7 interchangeably many times. But one time, when Windows 7 made a check disk, I cannot boot into my RHEL instance. RHEL 7 is just entering in Emergency mode and I'm ...
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How to dual boot Windows 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

I first installed Windows 7. Then I installed RHEL 7 and GRUB is not showing. I cannot boot in Windows 7. I've searched all over the net but the tutorial I've seen is only in RHEL 6. How can I ...
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INTEL UNDI PXE MESSAGE AT BOOT TIME- LENOVO LAPTOP

I have Lenovo G580 laptop. I have installed two operating systems, namely, Windows 7 and Fedora 20. When my laptop boots it shows a message as "Intel UNDI PXE-2.0 (build 083) and blah blah...". I ...
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Modify UEFI Windows Boot Loader

I have installed 2 systems on my ultrabook Asus UX32VD. I use Windows 8.1 x64 - on first SSD disk and Kali Linux (security distribution based on Debian) - on second SSD disk. I have fully encrypted ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other OSes on GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, was using SecureBoot, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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Multi-OS bootable USB for Mac and Windows?

At the moment I have two usb's with different linuxes on them , Kali and Ubuntu. I recently found out that both were taking up little space, which means I could use one usb instyead of two, with extra ...
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What is it that makes some USB sticks not-bootable?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different Linux and Windows installers and live images, but I seem to have a USB stick that cannot be booted. ...
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multiple installation usb osx

I am trying to set up a usb drive with three different installers for OSX (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite) using the following guide as a reference: ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and be able to boot to it?

Say I were to install Ubuntu Linux onto a virtual machine (or the other way around, installing it to dual boot), and keep it's files on it's own partition. Is there a way the computer could also boot ...
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'Use a device' missing a USB option

I have a preinstall of Win 8.1 Dell XPS 15 MY2014 I am working on going to a dual boot with Ubuntu as my second. I am trying to boot from the uSB while in EFI mode. I have hit the shift button ...
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How to setup my PC so that it asks to choose which OS to operate while booting?

I have installed ubuntu as well as windows 8 in my PC.When i boot my PC,it automatically operates through windows 8.It doesn't asks to choose between available OS. How do i change that? I want it to ...
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recover files from damaged windows 7 with ubuntu

My windows 7 is damaged. I try to boot ubuntu from live USB to tranfers files from pc to an external hard drive but it is very slow transfer. Is this normal? I should install ubuntu instead of try ...
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Boot OS from partition

I have a partition on which I already burned a Linux distribution. However when I reboot my computer and go in to the BIOS to select the partition I can't seem to find it. I suspect I need to do ...
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new Laptop: Which partition should I delete?

I just bought a fairly recent laptop, HP Pavilion notebook p002nia. It's Hard-disk is already formatted with 4 primary partitions. And its a UEFI boot. Here is the information about my Disk (in order ...
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Create multiboot usb stick in addition to live + persistence OSs

I have a strong usb 3.0 32GB stick, and I would like to make a "super stick" from it. I wish to be able to: Install various OSs (windows/linux/osx) from the stick onto Internal PC HDD. Use various ...
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Your computer hardware may not support booting to this disk

Trying to install Window 8 on a separate partition alongside Ubuntu, I got the message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Your computer hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure ...
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After installing minimal Centos 7 on computer, unable to boot on Windows 8.1 using grub2

I have installed Centos 7 minimal on computer, where was only already installed Windows 8.1. After that, I'm unable to boot Windows, whatever is the boot order in Bios, only grub2 with Centos start. ...
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What is the difference between boot manager and boot loader in windows ? Can you have multiple hard drives with different boot manager?

What is the difference between boot manager and boot loader in windows ? Can you have multiple hard drives in a computer with each drive with a different boot manager ? I recently put multiple hard ...
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Does each hard drive need EFI\ESP, MSR system partition if you want to install operating system(s) on each drive?

Suppose, there are at least 5 hard drives: drive1, drive2, drive3, drive4, drive5, .... We want to use first 3 drives to install 5 operating system: windows 8.1, windows 7, windows vista, windows xp, ...
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How to do shortcut bat files to choose the next login OS - dual boot 7 and 8 [on hold]

I have dual boot Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 8 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 7010 MT. How can I write two batch files on the desktop of EACH OS to tell it to reboot either into Win 7 or into Win 8. ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ...
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Windows boot manager directly boots Windows 7 even though ubuntu is installed

I have a laptop with both win7 and ubuntu 14.4 installed. I had installed ubuntu via wubi and it was working fine for quite a few months. The windows boot manager showed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. ...
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Share /boot partition between distros

I ran the default install of CEntOS 6.5 on my machine a couple months ago and have since added programs and files which I don't want to get rid of. I'd like to dual boot Ubuntu 14.x and am wondering ...
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What is the best way to repair windows 10 tech preview boot witout reseting the instalation?

I install windows 10 tech preview and lot's of softwre (visual studio, steam acount and all my games, chrome, firefox, 7zip). When i add my windows 8 disk and boot, the win8 disk autocheck change the ...
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Dual Boot Win 8.1 Fedora 20 - How to share a disk partition?

I am studying how to make a dual boot system with win 8.1 and fedora 20 (since I know it is kind of tricky) and have found lots of informations and step-by-step solutions. I guess that is not my ...
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Can not remove rEFInd on my macbook pro

I am trying to remove rEFInd so I run the command sudo rm -r /EFI/refind and I get the response: rm: /EFI/refind: No such file or directory My location is /Volumes/ESP/EFI anyone know what is ...
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Automatically boot from usb disk win7

I am trying to automatically boot my win7 OS from an USB drive. The actual booting progress is working fine, my only problem is that every time I am plugging in my external hard drive and ...
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How to clone a triple booted HDD?

I have a triple-booted 120GB HDD (Lubuntu 14.04,OSX 10.5,WinXP) in my Macbook and will soon upgrade it to a 128GB SSD. Now how should I go about doing this the easiest way? I don't really want to ...
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Clone drive to partition (onto 2nd drive with existing partitions), make both partitions on 2nd drive bootable

I have a failing hard drive (1tb) with a bootable Windows 7 installation on it. I have a new hard drive (3tb) with a new bootable Windows 7 installation (on one 1tb partition). How can I clone the ...
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How can I use a EVGA 750 TI SC (Nvidia Gforce 750) without using nomodeset kernel parameter?

The other day, I was trying to multiboot Windows 8, Xubuntu and just plain old Ubuntu, when I ran into a problem. I use an EVGA 750 TI SC, and I think Linux doesn't support Nvidia drivers out of the ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 on a disk with two other OS X versions?

I have one partition with Yosemite and another partition with Mountain Lion for some legacy software. But I want to also install Windows 8.1 and use it in dual boot. Bootcamp is asking me to have ...
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Dual boot windows8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 launches ubuntu all the time

I have a little problem here where I followed all the steps to install ubuntu on a partitionned disk alongside windows8.1 everything went well except the fact that it always boots ubuntu. It might be ...
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It is possible to “virtualize” a OS who is already installed in the HDD?

I want to make a dual-boot between openSUSE 13.2 and Windows 8, but the tricky thing is here: I want to boot one of the OSes while I'm using the other (doesn't matter the order). Is that possible? ...
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Problems with installing OS on ASUS M32AD (UEFI capable)

I have a brand new ASUS M32AD desktop computer. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. After the initial configuration of Windows and some updates completed, I tried to upgrade to Windows 7 ...