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

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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 ...
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Dual Boot Lenovo ThinkPad L520, 32 or 64 bit for Ubuntu

I'm confused... Lenovo runs Windows 7 Professional 64 bits but I'm unable to dual boot any Linux Distro in 64 bits, only 32, system freezes in BIOS while it reads the USB Live Key (freezes at install ...
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error: no such device … entering rescue mode … grub rescue

EDIT After trying out these instructions still not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows The error during grub ...
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No permissions on my own user folder after settings the “permissions” option in my mount at fstab

I have a dual boot setup on my computer which is Windows 8.1 and elementary OS. I edited my /etc/fstab file to mount the Windows partition on boot so I can share files between the two operating ...
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How to extend a Mint Linux partition on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1?

I had previously installed windows 8.1 on my hard drive, then I later unallocated some space like 15GB and installed linuxmint separately on that partition, How to extend the 15GB volume that I have ...
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How to make a bootable usb utility drive with either Sardu, Xboot, rufus, etc

I've looked up alot of programs and tried out some to, the latest being Sardu. When I boot I first go into my bios and change the boot order so it boots the cd drive then usb drive and then windows. ...
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Windows UEFI repair

I have an Acer Aspire 571-series laptop that came with Windows 8 preinstalled (now upgraded to 8.1). Last week I installed the OS X Yosemite (hackintosh) to triple boot with Windows and Ubuntu, and ...
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How to remove Windows 8.1 and install Windows 7 without harming Ubuntu?

I am currently running Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.10. I want to remove Windows 8.1 and replace it with Windows 7 without harming my Ubuntu. So that my final result should be, Dual boot running ...
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Boot disk not found when booting Elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Elementary OS Freya on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. I made a boot drive and followed these instructions (especially step 10) to boot but when I restart my computer and ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR)

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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Keeping Fast Startup for Windows 8 in a Win/Linux dual booting environment?

I have some specific questions regarding Dual Booting Win8/Linux. It is recommended to disable Fast Startup for Windows 8 as it can cause data loss, but my boot times seems to go up a lot. If it is ...
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Dual booting AND data drive splitting

I think we all understand how to dual boot, splitting your SSD into 2 partitions, installing the OS's and etc,etc,etc but something not so clear is the data drive. In my situation I have a 500gb ...
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grub-update and “/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem”

I've got a Debian 7 Wheezy (stable release) and my GRUB suddenly refuses to see one of my partitions. It is an OS X HFS+ partition on the GPT disk. This behavior was introduced in the month or so and ...
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Triple boot windows 8.1, win 7 and ubuntu (or other distro)

I'm trying to install ubuntu, my laptop HDD configuration as follow: Reserved drive (350MB) to boot Win 8.1 Win 8.1 Win 7 Unallocated space (i deleted a drive to have a space for ubuntu) My main ...
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Easiest way to dual boot from 2 HDD?

I want to dual boot using my two hard drives. I have Windows 7 on one of them already, and I want to put SteamOS on the other. I think all I have to do is create a SteamOS disk, remove the Windows ...
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Can't access Windows after linux mint update

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and linux mint. I recently updated my mint distro by installing the new version (in the process eliminating the older version.) I can now use linux mint fine ...
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Windows 7 does not boot with 2nd SATA disk attached

My main OS is Ubuntu on a 256GB SSD with the following partitions (set up by the Ubuntu installer): primary 30GB extended 30GB 30GB 8GB (swap) 156GB The partition system is msdos rather than ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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How many partitions can windows handle if you include Linux

Am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista. So far I have three primary partitions (windows) (Eisa) (Recovery). How many Linux partitions (root, home, swap) can I create on free space without ...
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dual boot win 8.1 32bit and 64bit. bootloader issue

I installed windows 8.1 x86 on pre installed win 8.1 x64 PC. the new 32 bit OS installed on a different HDD. After i installed it booted to 32 bit os without showing me the OS list(bootLoader). when i ...
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Booting a BIOS bootloader from UEFI mode

I have a Linux setup that I boot in UEFI mode with GRUB. I want to try out OpenBSD, which unfortunately doesn't support GPT or UEFI yet, so I partitioned a drive with a traditional MBR table and ...
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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD? [closed]

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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Does Windows NT before version 4 (also) have built-in dual-boot support?

The Windows NT flavour of Microsoft Windows has had the built-in ability, without needing third-party add-on "boot managers", to dual boot with other (Microsoft) operating systems since at least ...
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Recover BIOS on Lenovo U310 Touch after Windows 10 rollback

I have a Lenovo U310 Touch. Before the start of the problem, I used to have a dual boot configuration with Linux Mint 17.1 and Windows 8.1 installed side by side. I used to have a GRUB bootloader with ...
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How to register/convert a restored linux OS (bios) to EFI booting

First let me explain my current set up. I recently scrubbed my two main drives and converted them to GUID. On the primary drive (sdb in my case) I have created an EFI boot partition (ESP) on ...
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Windows 7 dual boot with Debian Jessie

I had debian jessie installed on a single hard drive, then i added 3 other hard drives just for storage purposes but I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on one of them. It was working fine until ...
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Cannot boot to Windows after installing Elementary OS

Last week, I installed Elementary OS on one of my 3 partition so that I can dual boot it with Windows 8. After a couple days playing with eOS, I went back to Windows 8. The problem is that Windows 8 ...
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Can't log in Ubuntu in a dual boot system

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Until this moment everything worked fine, but just now when I tried to boot into Ubuntu I failed and I got this message: Try(hd0,0): EXT2 ...
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Does installing Windows 10 next to Ubuntu remove original Windows 7 recovery?

I want to install Windows 10 next to the Ubuntu and I have a little problem. My notebook HP 620 has got originally 4 primary partitions (MBR): SYSTEM (315 MB) NTFS - Files for booting Windows? ...
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Windows 7 load from GRUB 2.02 beta, Fatal System Error

So, I have a dual boot pc, with Ubuntu on one disk, and Windows 7 on another, in a separate partition. A couple of days ago, I tried to log in to Windows, and have been getting this message ever ...
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Why am I unable to use my Windows 8 after installing Windows 7 in a separate partition?

Previously I had dual boot I.e, Windows 8 in G:drive and Windows 7 in C:drive. Since I had slow performance in Windows 7 I had to remove and re-install Windows 7 again in C:drive. so while starting ...
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Create a virtual machine along with a dual boot (win 8.1 + ubuntu) machine

I wanted to know can i create a virtual machine on a dual boot machine? At present, I'm running on windows 8.1 along with ubuntu 14.04. Now I require a virtual machine (one more pc to be specific) ...
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Kali Linux GRUB2 will not detect Windows 7 install

I have two hard drives and my boot files for Windows 7 are located in /dev/sda1, and my Kali Linux install is in /dev/sdb, I am trying to add my Windows 7 bootloader to the GRUB2 menu but GRUB2 will ...
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Booting a Sony Vaio VGN FE31H from USB stick when BIOS has no such option [duplicate]

I have a laptop Sony Vaio VGN FE31H which has Windows installed and I wanted to boot a Linux distribution from USB stick. Unfortunately the BIOS has no such option. I am looking for a suitable boot ...
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Windows 7,8 dual boot- winload.exe error: “could not verify digital signature error”

I've a Asus G73Sw that has Windows7 Home pre-installed. I recently added a new 120GB SSD and installed windows 8.1 on it. Everything was fine till recently when the original Win7 on my other HDD, got ...
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how to get grub menu back in tripple-boot setup

I have windows 8.1 preinstalled on my laptop I installed Linux Mint 17.1 for a time and dualbooted then I decided to also install Windows 7. After this I can just boot into Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. ...
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How do I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 with 3 drives?

At the moment, I currently have 2 drives installed in my machine. A 64gb SSD that contains Windows 7, and a 1TB HDD that contains all other data (such as most programs, downloads, etc). Is it possible ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 on Lenovo IdeaPad?

I’m not understanding the option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 as dual boot. I know how to run the Ubuntu LiveDVD without installing. Can anyone guide me on how to install Ubuntu along with ...
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Can I dual boot Windows 8.1 with the same registration key?

I would like to optimize my laptop (Dell XPS 9530) for high performance programs (DJ'ing) by having a very clean Windows 8.1 installation with only relevant software and (sound) drivers installed. ...
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Is it legal to run windows on a mac? [closed]

I understand that it is Illegal to run OSx on a windows machine or PC for that matter, but is it illegal to do the reverse? Why or why not?
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how to boot into ubuntu/server that's in the same disk as windows 8

so I got windows 8.1 installed and then I installed ubuntu 14.04.1, rebooted and it still boots into windows 8.1. how to boot into ubuntu not windows and how to make it happen by default
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Where is my EFI? Dual booting arch linux and windows 8.1

I will start by saying I have never used UEFI before and am still trying to understand. So I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Formated In this way. Windows 8 is installed as C: and I want to ...
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Can I Multiboot Without Having to Wipe My Drive and Reinstall All of My Programs

I want to multiboot my PC with Windows 8.1, Yosemite, and Linux Mint, but I already have Windows 8.1 on my hard drive and lots of programs and files on it. To multiboot, do I have to wipe my hard ...
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Linux re-install Windows boot partition

I am trying to dual boot Fedora 21 and Windows 8. I have been having large problems, since after the Fedora install I have two EFI partitions, but both contain the /EFI/fedora folder instead of ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows boot manager

While installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto a partition of one of my two hard drives, I've accidentally deleted my Windows 8.1 boot manager that was on my other hard drive. How can I fix this so that I chose ...
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multiboot lost after window 10 installed

Hi I've just installed Windows 10 onto a system that dual booted win 7 & 8.The install was to a spare had that had be refomatted. The installation went fine however when I shut down the system ...
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can't install Windows 10 on a GPT partition - any way not to lose Linux?

Today I decided I want to install Windows 10 on a seperate partition, to test it out and have it on dual boot. So I cleared up some space at the end of the /home/ partition, made a bootable usb, and ...