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Installing Debian alongside Windows 8.1 Pro: but on a separate HDD?

I just got my hands on another HDD, and am interested in dual booting Windows 8.1 Pro and Debian Jessie. Anyone got a guide on how to do this or instructions? Also, mods: This isn't the same as just ...
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Can't boot into windows or CD

This is my third reinstall of Debian, this time because I wanted to update from wheezy to Jessie, but it wouldn't run anymore so I switched back to windows and deleted the Debian partition and ...
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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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How to dualboot Windows 8 and Linux on HP laptop

My goal is to have Windows 8 and Debian Stable installed on my work laptop in a dualboot setup. My setup is: OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise N Laptop model: HP EliteBook 850 G1 (no secure boot) Disk: 170 ...
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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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Can grub load windows from an external hard drive?

I have a computer running Debian 7.1. What I want to do is to add another hard drive to it and install windows on the new drive, so I can run photoshop, some games and other software not available in ...
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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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Dual-boot more than two operating systems

I currently run Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual-boot system. I need Linux, but Ubuntu freezes at least once a day. So I want to replace it with another distribution like Debian or LMDE. On the ...
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Adding my Windows 7 partition to Grub - Debian 7.1

I was working to remove my Debian 7.1, since the VMWare compatibility matrix shows I need to use 6.*. While re-partitioning, it looks like I've made it impossible for GRUB to locate the Win7 ...
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Is it Possible to mount windows partition on Linux automatically when system starts?

I have a Dualbooted PC, windows 7 64 bit and a Debian wheezy distro, I have all my music and documents on windows. When on Linux I have to manually mount windows filesystem partition on Linux. This ...
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Install Debian stable linux ISO from USB to dual boot Windows

I want debian as dual boot with my windows vista, Free'd up 50GB in my d drive. Plan to use 40 for debian install, 6GB for swap space Have a 16GB USB drive Downloaded ...
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Debian and Windows Dual Boot without partitioning

I know there has been similar posts here, but it did not make me feel that it is answering my question. Background I have done dual-boot installation previously with Debian. What I did was used an ...
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Cannot switch between 2 operating systems [duplicate]

Guyz... I've installed two OS i.e. Win 8 and a Debian distro. First I installed the debian one and then partitioned some free space for WIN 8 and then installed Win 8. The problem here arises that ...
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How to remove GRUB from dual boot (Debian and Windows XP)

I have a computer witch cannot be boot from CD or USB. I have Debian and Windows XP with dual boot via GRUB. Now I want to uninstall Debian and GRUB and restore the Windows MBR. I can enter boot ...
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partitioning my laptop to dual boot Win7 & Debian

I just got a new laptop and want to add Debian to the already installed Windows 7. It came with 2 primary partitions, one for restore and one for Windows 7. I shrunk the Windows 7 partition down ...
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Creating bootable NTFS partition on Debian

I have 2 partitions on my hard drive: first one is ext3 formatted with a Debian installation on it (bootable) second one is NTFS formatted and was used from a previous Windows installation as ...
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After installing Windows 7, I can no longer get to Debian 6 (dual boot)

I had Debian 6 on my machine (Dell Vostro 260) and used GParted to shrink the partition. I then tried installing Windows 7 on that partition. After Windows 7 installed, I could not choose which OS to ...
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Installing multiple os after installing windows 8

I have made a fresh windows 8 installation awhile ago. And, now want to install 3 more OS: Windows 7 - for using VS 2010. Windows 7 - for general usage. Debian 6 - for programming, web development ...
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Triple booting Debian (wheezy) with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I already have Windows 7(two systems) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (desktop version) installed on my desktop, and would like to add Debian Wheezy to that list. Info related to my question: The Desktop ...
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When laptop lid is opened, Debian login screen shows up instead of Windows login - how to re-instate?

I installed Debian beside Windows 7 in my laptop. I had an issue with GRUB not recognizing the Windows partitions at first, which I could fix by running grub-update (this found the windows partitions, ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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Dual boot Vista along with Debian

I'm a Windows user and have recently installed Debian 6 on my laptop. I installed it on a separate partition but for some reason after installing it I am unable to boot into Vista. I'm new to Linux ...
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Best practice to install Windows7 when Linux installed already

I have dual boot machine with XP+Debian Squeeze, booting is performed via GRUB2. I'd like to upgrade XP to Win7. I know that XP would overwrite my GRUB with it's bootloader, requiring me to reinstall ...
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Dual boot Win98SE with existing Debian 5 install

I have an existing Debian 5 install on my PC's hard disk and i would like to add Win98SE so i can dual boot them. Is this possible? Any software that would make the process easy. Links tutorials how ...
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Debian grub2 update removed Windows boot option

Since I updated grub to grub 2 I no longer get the option to boot to Windows (which is unfortunately sometimes necessary for proprietary MSIE browser plugins I need to use for work). Relevant ...
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cdrom device not found during Linux installation on Macbook Pro

I'm trying to have a dual boot Debian / Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro. I boot on the Debian install CD, the first steps are fine until "Detect and mount CD-ROM". It seems that the installer cannot find ...