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

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SATA Switch Drive

So I recently acquired an SATA Switch Drive ... http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Switch-Controller-Orico-HD-PW6101/dp/B005NVV2GC Now the problem I'm wondering is that is not compatible with the SATA ...
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Windows Boot Manager, linking a 'device' to boot linux

I'm attempting to boot linux on a UEFI-GPT machine with a Windows Boot Manager (WBM). So far I have installed Archlinux (Arch) with Grub. The grubx64.efi is successfully on my windows boot partition ...
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Installing Linux on a Windows 8.1 laptop

I would like to clean install a Linux distribution as Ubuntu etc. My laptop runs Windows 8.1. I have two options in mind. Clean install or dual boot. My technical question is: My laptop have a 8GB ...
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where are the second stage bootloader and partition table is stored in the case of multiple bootable hard drives

I have some doubt on the booting process. Lets suppose I have two bootable hard drives and each hard drive has 3 partition, having 3 different operating system installed. Now my questions are: How ...
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Fedora 20 - bootmgfw.efi' not found - GRUB2

I have a problem with the bootloader after the installation of Fedora 20. Today I've installed Fedora 20 overwritng Ubuntu 14.04 without experiencing trouble. When I rebooted the pc, I noticed that ...
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NTDETECT failed while installing XP

The first installation on my laptop is Ubuntu. Now, I need to dual boot windows XP along with Ubuntu. I have an windows XP installation image on hard disk. I have created a bootable USB stick from the ...
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Is it necessary to backup data before installing second OS?

I have Windows installed on my computer. I wish to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. Wherever I've read the instructions to do this, backing up the data is mentioned everywhere. I was wondering if it ...
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GRUB2 - Allow guest access on certain OSes Installed

I have found a few articles that guide me through configuring GRUB2 on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS box so that it requests a user name and password at boot, so that I can restrict certain items in the OS ...
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How to log into Windows if I have deleted the EFI partition?

I've run into a problem while experimenting. I deleted my EFI partition while installing Ubuntu. I had Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu runs fine. But there are no ...
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Disk partition order concern for dual booting Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

When dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system with GPT Disk, is the order of the partition, on which I install the OSes, of any concern? Previously, after the EFI Sytem Partition and ...
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Fedora20 is still there despite deleting partition

I dual booted fedora20 and windows 8.1 on my PC. Later I deleted the fedora partition and merged it with windows partitions, but still I was getting the fedora option while switching on my system, ...
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Dual boot repair after a reinstall

I have (had) a dual boot desktop with W7 and W8. I installed a new SSD, and after days of failed attempts at cloning using several different software options, I gave up. So I did a clean install of ...
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Removing old XP partition, but it's the active, system partition

Although my active partition contains the old XP installation, the secanario described in Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition exactly matches mine. I finally need ...
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Organize Home and Work on your Computer with Dual Boot [closed]

I'm looking for a way to extremely good way to organize my laptop. I want to be able to separate my work and private. The dual boot seems like a good option. Would you recommend otherwise? System ...
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How to Dual-Boot Kali-Linux and Windows 8.1?

I have Acer V3-772G 1 TB Harddisk. I shrinked my biggest partition in order to install Kali Linux. When installing Kali, GRUB couldn't detect windows 8 so I kept going on(I installed grub as my ...
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Problems with starting windows after installing new ubuntu os on multiboot pc

Before I recently upgraded my ubuntu OS, I had a multiboot with windows 7, windows xp and ubuntu. When I started the computer, the grub bootloader would usually show the options: -windows 7 and ...
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Trying windows 7 dual boot on a windows 8 machine

I have a ThinkPad (T530) with Windows 8.1 with one HDD and this is what I have done to achieve dual boot with Windows 7 on this machine - On my main and only hard disk I created a new volume ...
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Adding multiple iso's to a pen-drive [duplicate]

This may sound strange but I have all windows instillation iso's back to windows 95. Is there a way to add them all to a 512GB pen-drive and make it boot-able. So when I put the USB in it will give a ...
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Enable external boot devices in UEFI

I own an HP Pavilion 5 Notebook which came pre installed with Windows 8. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my system via a LIVEUSB. But my system doesn't detect the LiveUSB during boot. My boot order ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 with GRUB, reboots everytime

I have two HD drives, one with Linux Mint Debian Edition, the other with Windows 8.1. I was able to boot both of them using GRUB, with no problems. Yesterday I tried to boot Windows after almost 3 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't show existing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. I have a 500 GB hard disk split into 3 partitions. I am installing Ubuntu from a live USB drive. But I am stuck at the "Installation type" ...
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Removing win xp after installing win 8 [duplicate]

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
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Grub menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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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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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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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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LMDE, Windows 7 Dualboot ond UEFI Laptop

I've bought an Asus laptop where was Windows 8 preinstalled. Then, I've dropped Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 on the whole HD instead. This drive has a 100 MB system-reserved boot partition. ...
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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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rEFInd doesn't recognize menu options from config file (specified in menuentry)

I have just installed Windows 8.1 and LinuxMint in a dual boot configuration and am using rEFInd. Everything works fine with the OSs (although Windows notes that secure boot isn't setup properly...I'm ...
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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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Problems with Windows 7 and Linux mint dual boot. Windows 7 freeze at log in screen

I use dualboot with windows 7 and linux mint on seperate harddrives. Linux mint works fine but when i have been using linux mint and reboot and start windows 7 from grub. Both mouse and keyboard and ...
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Quad boot advice [closed]

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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dual boot windows 7 with xp hard drive compatibility mode

I need to get a Compaq 620 laptop with Windows 7 to dual boot with Windows xp I tried running the Windows XP setup CD, but soon after I get a BSOD error This page says that I need to change the hard ...
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Move Windows 7 BCD to another disk

I have installed a Windows 7 on a SSD disk on a system containing two disks: The SSD and HDD. I have found however after installation that despite my boot disk is the SSD (that is, where my Windows 7 ...
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Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu, W7 does not boot

Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu appears to work fine, but W7 will not boot. I downloaded boot repair and did the recommended repair. That did not work. I now have 6 partitions: ...
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Triple boot (OSX, Vista, Ubuntu 12.04): replace Ubuntu with CrunchBang

I'm probably not really a power user (I can read instructions) but my problem is pretty specific, so I figured it would fit here. I'm sorry if it doesn't. I managed to set up triple boot (OS X ...
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Can i play 2 instances of a game at the same time?

I have a friend who comes to my place often but i only have 1 pc so i was wondering if it was possible to play 2 games at once on two separate screens. I have 24 gb of ram, a 3.5-3.9 ghz quad core cpu ...
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How do I dual boot Backtrack 5r3 on a PC with Windows 8.1?

I am curious about working on Backtrack but don't want to remove the Windows 8.1(64 bit) OS.Can anybody help me with the step-by-step process to dual-boot Backtrack 5R3 with Windows 8.1 ? I have the ...
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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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Macbook booting on USB key windows 8.1

I try to boot on USB key with windows 8.1, but the boot is no recognized. my config is: intel core 2 Duo 2Ghz 4 Go DDR3 Maveriks MacBook5,1 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008 Thanks
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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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Can't seem to get rid of OpenSUSE installer from boot menu

So every time I turn this computer on I get presented with two options, Windows 7 and OpenSUSE Installer (local). I need to get rid of the OpenSUSE installer but the usual advice doesn't seem to work. ...
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Recovering HDD Space From Failed Linux Install

I had a dual-boot (Windows/Linux) on my laptop a while back, but the Linux partition became corrupted when I tried to install a different version of Linux and overwrite the previous one. How do I ...
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Upgrading OS from Macbook pro obtained in 2006

My friend has a Macbook pro bought at 2006 (she thinks). The CPU is Intel. She did a clean install from the disc and is currently running 10.4. What's the latest OS she can upgrade to? How do I ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows 8.1 without its own bootmanager?

I have been trying to come up with an easier way of installing Windows and Linux dual booting on my laptop, not necessarily in that order. What we generally have to do is install Windows first, and ...
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Use GRUB to boot a specific disk partition in MBR

I have multiple Operating systems installed on different partitions of my hard-disk, each having one boot and one root partition. My requirement is such i have to do some testing using my scripts then ...
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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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Have windows 7 and 8 entry options in grub

I multi-boot windows 7, 8, and ubuntu. I have them each installed on a separate sda partition. I also use a program called "grub customizer" in ubuntu. I need a way to have the windows 7 boot ...
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Annoying sounds on boot in Windows 8 when set up with dual-boot with Fedora

I have installed Fedora 20 on my HP Envy laptop. After every reboot from Fedora to Windows 8 my headphones don't work and my loudspeakers squish. I've heard this problem can be caused by PulseAudio ...
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Re-install OS X on iMac that's currently running Windows 7

I've got a 27" iMac (late 2011, maybe 2012 model) which I have completely wiped and loaded with Windows 7. Works great. No problems. Lately, I've gotten the itch to get OS X loaded back onto this ...