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

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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 prevents USB sticks to be booted from?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different live images and linux and windows installers, but I seem to have found a USB stick that just can't be ...
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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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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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Error when trying to install windows 8 on new ssd while keeping old hdd with OEM OS

I have ASUS n550jk with OEM W8.1 and now I want to use my SSD (samsung 840EVO) in second HDD caddy instead of cd-rom. Well, since I want to keep warranty i need to keep my OEM working (I believe, so ...
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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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Install Windows 8.1 image from backup (Acronis) to dual boot with Windows 7 (Currently Installed)

Here's "the road so far" My laptop came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. It had a GPT Partition Table, with recovery partions, etc on the hard disk. Made a backup of the entire HDD with Acronis True ...
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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 ...
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Install windows on a second partition without creating an entry in the boot menu

I have a PC and want to install windows on a second partition. However, when the machine boots I do not want to modify the boot menu to show two operating systems. Instead I would like to access the ...
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Windows8.1+Ubuntu 14.04 NTFS as unallocated space [duplicate]

Hi There are so many question related to dual boot with windows & ubuntu but my problem is different I could find a solution for this. I formatted my system and installed window 8 and then ...
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Booting Linux Mint from Ext HDD on different PCs / Laptops

I installed Linux Mint 17 from Live USB to my External HDD. I installed it using my old Acer laptop (Intel Celeron 500Mhz, 500MB RAM). The GRUB bootloader is installed on the external HDD. I booted ...
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Windows partition NO LONGER viewable/mountable from Linux,

Surprisigly, I had full access to my C: partition from a live-usb Ubuntu session...until I didn't. When I now attempt to mount the windows partition, Ubuntu tells me that the partition can't be ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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Is it possible to have one MBR partition and one GPT partition on the same drive?

I would like to use one hard drive on an older computer that doesn't support UEFI, and have it boot from an MBR partition, while having another GPT partition which would be used to boot another ...
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Installed Windows 8 and OpenSuse 13 - can't shutdown Windows

I created partitions with GParted. Firstly, installed Windows 8, and then OpenSuse 13.10. Boot from MBR was disabled, as well as boot from "/" partition. However, when I rebooted, GRUB showed up and I ...
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Add Windows Server 2012 R2 to Grub2 boot-loader

Short version: I have Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my hard disk. I use grub2 as my boot-loader, so when I start up I can choose between operating systems. The ...
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Mixing 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems on a MacPro

I had a perfectly good triple-boot laptop running MacOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard, 32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit), and Ubuntu (12.10? 32-bit, anyway). Apple's ads persuaded me that I should take the free ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 with dual boot through a virtual drive created in Windows 7

This may sound a dumb question, but I really need your suggestions on it. I have a PC running Windows 7. I just downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the latest one). The problem is that my DVD ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
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How can i upgrade windows in dual boot?

I have dual boot win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install windows 8.1 alongside with ubuntu. The question is simple. If i install 8.1 over 7, will there be a problem with the dual boot?
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Windows Boot Manager - Grub2

I have 3 partitions on my hard-disk with each one operating system. Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04. In the past I had (pre-)installed Windows 7, I shrunk some of it's disk size and ...
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Triple-Boot Windows 8.1 (main OS on drive), Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux (VHD) - NO CD/DVD/USB

TL;DR Possible to Multi-Boot a main Windows 8.1 installed on drive, Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux, preferably retaining the Windows 8.1 graphical Bootloader? I have Windows 8.1, installed Windows ...
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How do I install Windows Server 2012 R2 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7?

I need to install Windows Server 2012 R2, purely for educational reasons, on my laptop. I had tried to use Virtualbox but I cannot use hyper-v (which is essential for the course I am following) within ...
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GRUB menu not showing up

I am dualbooting Crunchbang and Windows 8.1. Whenever I start my computer, GRUB appears. However, GRUB appears not as a menu, but as minimal grub bash. After messing around for a while, the ...
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Removing Extra rEFInd boot options

So I had to install rEFInd in order to dual boot linux + windows8 my MSI GE70 laptop. But before that I used boot-repair to try fix, only after installing rEFInd did i find out that I should undo ...
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Install Linux/Ubuntu in a Windows 8.1 machine

I recently have this notebook and make a fresh install of Windows 8.1, only one partitión of the complete disk, now I'd like to install Ubuntu or other Linux distro, do I have to format the hard drive ...