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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8.1, using the Windows 8 Startup Options Menu, when Windows 8.1 is already installed and you want to add Windows 7

There are many excellent guides out there that explain how to dual-boot Windows 7 & 8. However, they are written for people starting with a Windows 7 installation and add a Windows 8 installation ...
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1answer
30 views

Grub4Dos and /boot/bcd error

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (SSD drive) and recently bought another HDD (second drive) installed in place of CD-ROM. What I want to achieve, is to have Ubuntu as primary OS and ability to ...
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27 views

Accidentally deleted /boot and GRUB doesn't load, how can I restore my install?

While trying to re-install Windows (I am running Arch/Win7 dual boot) I accidentally deleted a partition labelled (in the Windows installer) as 'recovery'. I didn't fully install Windows (I lost my ...
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Multiple Windows installers on a USB stick

I've recently got my hands on one of those SanDisk Extreme 64GB sticks and started tinkering with it. During this story, please keep in mind that this is a model where removable bit is set to 0 (which ...
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Hard disk not detected after dual booting windows and ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu along with Windows on the same hard drive. After a week or two my hard drive wasn't detected for the boot sequence. When I navigate to the boot menu my hard drive is present. I ...
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Cant start linux , boot linux

Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32,3kB ...
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Quad boot advice

I am planning on building a new computer and would like some help on quad booting. I plan on using 3 hard drives to create this computer. 1 250GB HDD 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda (For quad boot OS) 1 ...
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1answer
27 views

Change Windows 7 system partition to other disk

I have installed a Windows 7 on a SSD disk on a system containing two disks: The SSD and a standard SATA. I have found however after installation that despite my boot disk is the SSD (that is, where ...
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33 views

Automatically boot into Fedora instead of Windows 8

I have installed Fedora on a machine that has Windows 8 on it. Everything is fine except for the fact that it boots straight into Windows and I need to hit esc and pick Fedora if I want it to load up. ...
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1answer
39 views

Reinstall Windows 8.1 on PC with Ubuntu dual boot

On my PC I already have a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Now after a while, Windows is acting a bit sluggish and I want to reinstall it. I have a lot of data which I don't want to lose, so I ...
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1answer
101 views

can't install windows 8.1 after Ubuntu install

I have lenovo G510 laptop. Initially it was running on Win 8.1, I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside it. after installation I couldn't boot my Win8.1 (I choose it, after one second it return ...
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37 views

Why Windows is not booting from the disk

After Ubuntu 13.10, my Windows 8 was not loading properly. So I decided to repair Windows by booting from the disk. When I starts my system it ask to press any key to boot from CD or DVD. When I press ...
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1answer
78 views

How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
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1answer
923 views

Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie

I've been trying for a month now to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie now. I thought it was about time I asked for help as I'm becoming a little crazy. I've tried following a lot of tutorials, ...
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2answers
57 views

Windows 8 thinks there's another installation on my other HDD

I have 2 drives, and SSD which is my boot disk and another drive for my data. Data drive only has data and only ever has had data, never has an OS been installed on it. I installed a new SSD (removed ...
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93 views

How can I dual boot win7 uefi+gpt preinstalled with Mint 13?

On another thread ( https://superuser.com/questions/415198/make-uefi-gpt-bootloader-ssd-usb-linux-and-windows-work-together?newreg=8089e9c3c7a146dda5c20c2690b12b99) they seems to be successful. On my ...
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1answer
106 views

Zorin OS not starting?

I have Zorin OS and Elementary OS installed in the same partition of my computer. I am able to boot Elementary but Zorin OS is not starting. I use grub bootloader. When I try to start Zorin OS, it ...
2
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1answer
290 views

Partition problems after resizing

EDIT3 This might be quite the hopeless case, so I posted another method that is simpler, but still need some help with. will this work? backup partition contents of both linux and windows I've ...
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2answers
99 views

EFI Boot: Two independently bootable physical hard drives?

My computer has two physical hard drives. sdd internal hdd0 hdd internal hdd1 The BIOS (EFI) allows the boot either one. Since I never know when one hdd, especially the ssd, stops working, I ...
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1answer
50 views

computer does not boot from bootable USB

Hello I have made a bootable USB drive(containing Ubuntu 12) using YUMI in Windows. Then I tried to boot from the USB using F12 key and properly identify the pen drive and enter. After few seconds of ...
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35 views

how to boot multiple iso's from usb [duplicate]

I want to boot multiple ISO images from an external drive what is the best way to do this? The reason for this is Windows restoration discs. I want to create an .ISO file of each of the recovery ...
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97 views

How to boot from CD/DVD on a Samsung s02ub

I am trying to install Linux on to my laptop. It's a Samsung. (Samsung np365e5c s02ub) I was able to access the BIOS by pressing F2 during boot. In the BIOS under "Boot" there's an option that says ...
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93 views

Mac OS as host, Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) guest as dual-boot on VirtualBox

I have an Ubuntu installation on a partition on my Mac and I would like to boot Ubuntu from within Mac OS X using VirtualBox. When I want to start the machine I only get Error loading operating ...
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36 views

Win7 / Linux Dual Boot: Add Win8

Right now I have Win7 and Mint 15 xfce installed on a SSD. The SSD is set up as the first boot device in the BIOS and has GRUB on it. So far this works fine, but now I want to add Win8 to the picture. ...
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0answers
21 views

Fedora 19 Won't boot after installation? [duplicate]

I installed Fedora 19 on the same hard drive of an already built in Windows 8 laptop.When the installation for Fedora was complete,I restarted the computer,and I forgot to install grub.Now whenever I ...
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1answer
79 views

Windows and Ubuntu dual boot

I am trying to run Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 both on a same machine. But when I first installed Ubuntu, I was unable to boot Windows 7. There was an error coming up saying: disk read error. Later I ...
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1answer
34 views

Can boot be customized such that I can switch between OSes by using a hardware switch or button (no keyboard)?

I'm thinking of building a home-made NAS that would double as a Steam Machine. It would have one small SSD for the operating systems and at LEAST one LARGE HDD for media, preferably a third so ...
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2answers
124 views

How to boot windows after uninstalling ubuntu?

I am using windows 8 system and I tried to install ubuntu by making a separate partion. But after deleting the partitions created for Ubuntu, it is still trying to load ubuntu and not windows. If I ...
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1answer
100 views

Create USB Bootable windows sticked to backtrack

I have a Backtrack 5 R3 Bootable USB, and I would like to make it also Windows 7 bootable.. Then I can choose when my USB plugged on in a dual boot Backtrack or windows 7. Is it possible ? Then how ...
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0answers
67 views

Installing new OS on laptop from bootable USB/DVD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 from a bootable USB drive (created using unetbootin). After setting the boot priority and booting, the screen shows: SYSLINUX 3.63 debian..... boot: ...and then ...
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446 views

Unable to boot OSX after upgrading to Mavericks, among other things

Last night I upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks (mid 2009 macbook pro). Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but it resulted in an extremely long and unstable boot process. If I was ...
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0answers
113 views

Computer does not boot from Fedora 19 disk

I am trying to install Fedora 19 alongside Windows 8, but I'm not even able to boot from the Fedora disk in the first place. I've changed the boot order but it still won't boot. I know there were ...
1
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1answer
211 views

Windows 7 won't boot from any bootloader except for Windows Boot Manager after partition resize

I have a triple boot system on a single SSD: OSX, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. I use Chimera (basically another version of Chameleon) as my bootloader. Usually I can boot all 3 OSs without any issue, but ...
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1answer
37 views

Going to Debian… (2 questions)

So, I am going to Debian from BOSS(Linux), and I have 2 questions. if i could be able to use the same HDD in both of the Operating Systems If I would be able to Remove Debian, and use BOSS Linux ...
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1answer
541 views

Make a bootable USB drive that can install both Windows XP and Ubuntu

I have ISO images for both Ubuntu and Windows XP. I want to host both of them on a USB drive so that I can install either without needing installation CDs (I don't have a CD drive). How can I do that? ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I dual boot Mac and Linux?

How can I install Linux on a Mac without screwing up any data? I don't want to open OSX and then something like VirtualBox, I want to boot right into Linux OR OSX. Is there a good way to do this? I ...
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2answers
88 views

Is it possible to have a computer run two OS's in memory at the same time?

I'm sick of needing to reboot my computer every time I wish to use another OS, or run a virtual machine that skimps on power. With the onset of large amounts of memory for computers nowadays I began ...
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1answer
131 views

Does UEFI prevent dual-booting/Ubuntu not to recognize Windows 7?

Installed Windows 7 on a laptop with UEFI. Then went to install Ubuntu on another partition- Ubuntu cannot see the Windows 7. I have done this many times before and it works fine. Would this be ...
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1answer
705 views

Windows boot manager and two hard disks

here's my situation: I had an HDD with Windows 8 installed (UEFI mode). I bought a SSD and wanted to do a clean install of Windows, so I thought that disabling the HDD and leaving the SSD as the only ...
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1answer
87 views

Dual Boot Menu freezes on any key press

I have windows XP and Vista installed on my Compaq Presario laptop. When I start my laptop at dual boot menu I am not able to select window of my choice when I press key to select the window it just ...
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1answer
139 views

Bios Boot Selection Menu?

I have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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1answer
76 views

Pre installed Windows with separate boot partition. Is it safe to format boot?

I have bought a PC with pre-installed Windows 8. When I booted to Parted Magic I see windows uses a separate boot partition. Is it safe to format it to ext2 and install grub there? Will chainloader ...
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2answers
172 views

Install ubuntu with Windows 8 secure boot issue

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo laptop alongside Windows 8 which was already preinstalled. I chose Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It went smoothly until I got a message: Installation ...
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1answer
73 views

Windows 7 cannot boot to disk or usb

I have a Toshiba laptop that was a Windows 8 OEM. I recently reinstalled Windows 7 onto the laptop using the boot to disk option within the windows 8 recovery screen. I am now trying to dual boot ...
1
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1answer
263 views

Can't choose which HDD to boot

I have DELL Inspiron N7110 and recently bought Caddy Module Tray Adapter and placed it into my laptop. When I turn my computer on everything works fine, but it boots from the hard drive that came with ...
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1answer
214 views

Problems booting onto Windows 7 (Dual-Boot Linux / Windows)

I have an Acer Aspire 5742G laptop, with Dual-Boot Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7. This installation was created as following: First I installed Windows 7 with all the drivers and all the programs ...
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145 views

How to create WinXP style multi-boot for WinXp and Slackware 14.0 on a single harddisk?

I want to create a multi-boot boot loader for Windows Xp and Slacware 14.0 that will look like a Windows Xp boot loader. After Slackware installation I was unable to install lilo an HDD because the ...
1
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1answer
90 views

How to boot into Ubuntu 13 via Windows 7?

My Disk Manager: I installed XP on the first partition. (Drive D) I installed Windows 7 (64 bit) on the second partition. (Drive C) I installed EasyBCD 2.2 on the Windows 7 At this point my daul ...
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2answers
3k views

Is it possible to make a EFI file to boot Yumi USB flash drive?

2 days ago I've bought an HP Envy laptop, which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. Before that I were using Yumi USB flash drive with a dozen of boot options to set-up the computers (e.g. ...
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0answers
195 views

Disabling Windows Boot Manager And Using Grub2

All, I'm in a wierd situation, I would like to use grub2 to boot my Ubuntu, Windows 7 (old) and Windows 7 (new). I purchased an SSD and installed Windows on it. My old Window installation still ...