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

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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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All change for UEFI/GUID? Windows 7 and Linux new build multi-boot.

Thanks to all for creating such a useful and interesting website. I notice quite a lot of Linux, W7 and UEFI experts on this forum so I'm wondering if I can get a little input and advice ahead of my ...
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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 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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Changing Windows Boot Manager config from a Linux environment?

My problem stems from an attempt to set up Windows 8.1 and Arch-Linux dual boot from a single disk. After creating a partition for Linux and going through the installation using an arch iso image ...
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How to create unified, virtualized, triple boot system (Windows, Mac, Linux)

I have a new desktop and I don't want to compromise by not using Linux, Mac OS X and Windows--often simultaneously. My ideal experience would be to be able to virtualize two OS's in the other OS and ...
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Is there a LiveCD which I can use instead of bootloader (scan installed OS, allow to start)?

My story: I've installed Windows Server 2008 R2, shrunk some space for Linux I've installed RHEL 7 Server to this space After that GRUB2 only allows me to start RHEL 7, no option to start Windows. ...
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Windows 8 fails to boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (in UEFI mode) on a brand new notebook PC with Windows 8 pre-installed, somehow corrupted Windows boot configuration data on EFI system partition as it seemed and fixed ...
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my grub is not show my win 8 along with kali linux

i install kali in my windows 8 PC but it don't show my windows in my grub I tried to update the grub but it don't work and neither it shows grub2
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Regarding uninstalling Linux Mint 17, is deleting the partition will work with no bad effects?

Regarding uninstalling Linux Mint 17, is deleting the partition will work with no problem? I have a dual boot (Windows 8 and Linux Mint 17). When I'm in Windows, I can see from the hard disk ...
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Dual/Multi Boot with Separate Disks

I have a 128GB SSD as the primary drive in my laptop and a secondary 640GB HDD installed using an optical drive bay HDD caddy in my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R N5110) What I currently have is Windows ...
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2 minutes delay before booting Windows 7

I upgraded my notebook with a new HGST 1TB hard disk instead of the old 250 GB, which had Debian Wheezy, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows XP Professional installed. I partitioned the new disk with ...
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Dual booting USB for Windows and Linux

I'm wondering if it's possible to create a sort of dual booting USB flash drive that can install either operating system. I have a copy of Windows 8.1 and a copy of Ubunutu, my computer is currently ...
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What's the best way for me to dual boot linux/Win 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 14z laptop

So, I happen to have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. Unfortunately, like most laptops these days, it comes with a rather bizarre partition plan from the manufacturer, which I myself do not fully ...
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GRUB Booting from subdir Issue

I am encountering a boot issue: My primary linux distro was not installed on / but (I don't know why the developers chose it) on /@/ which implies that my rootfs lies under /@. However when I ...
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Installation Issue of CentOS 7

how i tried to install centOS 7 having centOS 6.4 already in the system and windows as well. bootable DVD::::--> ISO is CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso.... and my problem is after manual partitioning ...
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What is the absolute maximum number of OSs that can be multibooted from one boot menu?

Just in general, how many could I do so with and how many would I be able to do so and have full installations on a 240gb ssd?
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Bootcamp windows in OSX

So I do not have access to the firmware password of my MacBook Pro '13. I was wondering that if I install windows over bootcamp would prompt me for my firmware password at any point of the ...
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Windows 7 sleep/hibernate not working with dual boot

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with a SSD in the main bay and an external HDD in the 'cd' bay. I have the following setup Windows on SSD Ubuntu on HDD I used to have a bit of a stupid setup: the ...
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Dual operating system, cannot boot Windows 8, tried Boot-Repair-Disk and Windows repair, GRUB, EFI

I used to have one hard drive(1TB) with Windows 8(64bit) installed, then i added a new hard drive(256GB) and tried to install Ubuntu in it. After installing Ubuntu to the new hard drive, I can only ...
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How to dual boot a notebook computer with windows 8.1

I was wondering if can dual boot with a Samsung Notebook with windows 8.1 and no disk drive, because i really want to try another OS. Thank You if you can help!
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Boot error: 0xc0000225. winload.efi. JUST SOMETIMES?

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop and made a clean installation of windows 8.1. After leavening some unallocated space, I've installed the latest Ubuntu version on it, having a dual boot. ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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Can I make two different operating systems share the same folding@home work?

I have a dual-boot computer with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, with a mutual drive with label Mutual. Since I like contributing to folding@home, I have the software on both operating systems. However, ...
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How to install Windows in a fresh formatted hard drive?

I was having problem concerned with dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu because I had Ubuntu already installed in my system. Well, there was something wrong with my boot/efi partition's VBR or my hard ...
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How to make Android x86 bootable again?

I have an old ASUS eee PC 1000 with Lubuntu installed on the larger 30 GB disk (sdb) and Android x86 (stable release 1) on the smaller one (sda). Android x86 was installed first as has been ...
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reinstalling windows 8.1 on dual boot system

i've two operatig systems installed on my pc, 1) windows 8.1 and 2) windows 7. now i want to reinstall windows 8.1 without uninstalling windows and 7 and vice versa, means is it possible to install ...
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Installing newer version of linux over an older version on a windows dual boot laptop?

I have an Asus laptop, with a recovery partition and windows 7 installed. I installed Linux Mint 13 on it, dual-booting it with Win 7. Now I want to remove Linux mint and on the same partition space ...
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Dual boot and SSD

I've recently bought an SSD to install Linux and a few other things. My current OS is on another SSD and am hoping to use both SSDs at the same time. However, if I do install Linux on my new SSD (as a ...
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Grub menu dosent appear. Boots directly to windows 8.1

I have been struggeling with a problem for a couple of hours. It feels like I have tried everything but nothing works. I installed linux mint 17 alongside with windows 8.1. I turned off fast boot and ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a PC with Windows 8 and dual boot

How do I install Linux Mint 17 on the same computer that is running Windows 8 and then make it dual boot?
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Windows entry in grub menu

I've installed encrypted windows/linux dual-boot. After installing aplication "startupmanager" from debian repo, the grub menu was modificated and windows entry dissappeared. As the windows is ...
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UEFI boot into last used os

I have windows 8.1 side to lubuntu. There is option in uefi to boot by default to the last used operating system? (I don't want to use grub or windows boot manager)
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How to install Grub2 to multi boot two Windows 7 for booting from two different HDDs?

I own a HP DV7 laptop that supports 2 HDDs. I have installed Windows 7 on each HDDs separately, each one with their own bootloaders, who do not communicate with each other. The problem is that when I ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Windows 7 hangs at “Starting Windows” screen when dual-booting with Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot configuration. I have my original Windows 7 installation on my C: drive and the new Ubuntu 14.04 installation in a partition on my d: drive. GRUB shows ...
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Get rid of Debian on a dual disk dual boot?

I've got dual disks, Windows 8.1 64-bit installed on my 500GB HDD, and Debian Jessie installed on my 1TB HDD. Can someone walk me through how to wipe that disk and get rid of GRUB, too? I know how to ...
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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong

Yesterday, my cousin wanted me to install Linux Mint onto his Windows 8 Lenovo laptop so he could dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 8 so he could get some hands-on experience with Windows 8. I've ...
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my multi boot can't boot to XP 'resumeobject' is missing

In my multi boot set up, booting to vista and 7 goes fine, but when I try to boot to XP, i get an error Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the ...
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Linux Mint Constantly freezing on Dell XPS L502X

I recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot the existing Windows 7 with Linux Mint because I am tired of using Windows, especially the lack of terminal. I want to eventually remove Windows 7 and ...