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

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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 ...
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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 ...