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

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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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 ...