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

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Removing Ubuntu from Windows 7 dual boot with multiple partitions

I have a Dell Studio 15 that dual boots Windows 7 and Ubuntu. All Windows and Ubuntu admin files (Documents, Videos etc..) are in a separate partition I use for a bridge. If I can just remove the ...
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Resize main partition with gparted

I'm trying to create a dual-boot machine, having Linux Mint 12 installed already. I have only one partition that occupies the whole hdd space. I want to cut some space from it and create a new ...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Theoretically possible to run two operating systems simultaneously? I currently run Windows 7 in VirtualBox with full DirectX and Direct3D support but without support for ...
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Recommend Partition Sizes for Dual Boot XP / Win 7

I currently have 2 hard drives, and only windows xp sp3 professional installed. Main hard drive is 1.5 Terabytes, 2nd hard drive is 500 gigs. What I would love to do, is create 3 new partitions, but ...
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About install Windows alongside Ubuntu

My situation is: I have 1T harddisk. I used first 300G for Ubuntu. And remain 700 has nothing on it now. Right now. I want to install a win8 preview version on spare space. BUT, I have bad ...
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How to hibernate & switch between multiple Windows 7s?

Currently we are sharing a PC at home. I bought a new SSD disk and I want to encrypt it with TruCrypt (or BitLocker) & install a new Windows 7. Is it possible to see the OS selection menu when I ...
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What is the best drive format to share data between Mac, Linux and OS X?

Note: I'm not asking how... I know that. I'm currently using Paragon Software's drivers which let you access all drive formats from all OSes (e.g. the Linux drive from OSX or the OSX drive from Win7, ...
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Unbootable Windows 7 Enterprise partition

Can my partition with Windows 7 Enterprise become bootable again after making it "active" in my Windows 8 Customer Preview Partition. The errormessage I get when trying to boot it is: Remove disks ...
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GRUB2 doesn't see Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and Windows replaced the boot manager (GRUB). Usually, I could restore GRUB using Super Grub Disk, but in this case I had to use Rescatux, because SGD returned ...
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Triple booting Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10

I already have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on my laptop, and would like to add Windows 8 Consumer Preview to that list. Here's some information which may be relevant to this question: The ...
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Remove Auto mount of linux drive/partition on Snow Leopard

I have a Snow Leopard + CentOS dual boot system setup. When I log in to Snow Leopard, it tells me that it is unable to mount the disk that i have just inserted. It is referring to my centos partitions....
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Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows - Admin Rights Required

I have a machine with Windows 7 installed. I currently do not have admin rights on this machine. Will I be able to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows without admin rights? I wasn't sure specifically if ...
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How do I prevent GRUB2 from automatically booting into an OS?

I am dual-booting Fedora 16 and Windows 7, and using grub to handle booting. The default is set to Fedora, and I have a real problem with getting distracted during boot and having it boot into Fedora ...
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I need to partition my drive for a dual boot

I am preparing for the Customer Preview for Windows 8 and I would like to have both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on my computer (dual booting). However, I Don't want to lose my current data on Windows 7. ...
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Full disk encryption on a dual boot system OS X/Win7 (one hard disk)

I have a macbook pro with lion on it. I'd like to put win 7 on it and dual boot it - on the same HDD. I'd also like to encrypt as much of it as possible and use open source encryption if possible. I ...
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How do i install windows xp on my partitioned mac hard drive, without a CD?

The situation is that my Macbook Pro's disk drive doesn't work. It just rejects a lot of CDs or DVDs you put in there. I've partitioned the hard drive using Disk Utility, so now i have 225GB of OS X ...
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Boot Tool to select and designate Drive letters during multi boot OS usage

I'm currently using Windows XP on a 3 boot system one drive 3 partitions; I had multi boot working before but had a problem and had to recover my drive; I used some sort of pre boot software that ...
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Windows 7 keyboard become unusable when rebooting from Ubuntu

I installed Windows 7 on my laptop (at C:\), then I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Every time I exit Ubuntu and reboot to Windows 7, at the welcome screen, the keyboard become unusable. If I restart my ...
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Dual Booting pre-installed Win7 64bit w/ Ubuntu

I bought a Asus Eee PC 1215B MU17 netbook with the AMD C-50 fusion chip. It's pre-installed with Win7 64bit, and has 4 partitions: 100 GB Primary C: 16 GB hidden which looks like the Win7 install ...
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MacBook Pro and Backtrack 5R1 Configuration

I have a Macbook pro Quad core (2.2/8gb ram/750gb hdd). I have went through tons of forums on the Internet, but none of them seemed to be updated for the current Backtrack 5R1, or the question of ...
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Possible To Rename Hardware Name of Hard Drive?

Is it possible to rename a hard drive's hardware name? (The name that shows up in the BIOS, or with Disk Utility in a Mac)? eg: WD1502FAEX I'm asking because I'm about to get two identical hard ...
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Windows 7 won't load unless other harddrives “disconnect”ed in UEFI shell

I have three disks, one GPT partitioned containing Windows 7 and Debian, the other MBR partitioned containing CentOS, and the other one MBR partitioned, empty. It used to work (loading Windows boot ...
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How do I load Ubuntu into RAM and boot from it?

The Problem I have a USB flash drive which, among Windows PE and other things, has an Ubuntu 11.04 system on a virtual (file-based) partition: <drive>/ubuntu/disks/boot.disk mount point /...
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How to revert back my Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

I already had installed Windows 7 on D: partition. I installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on C: drive but I can't dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8, it directly boots to Windows 8. My D: partition ...
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Ubuntu Wubi Kernel Panic

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 through Wubi to a Windows 7 NTFS drive. Everything worked ok -- after I booted into Ubuntu I did all the upgrades and everything was ok and I rebooted etc. However today, ...
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Dual Boot windows xp + ubuntu

i have a hard drive that has an xfs partition with ubuntu in it (that was created and installed first), and a windows xp ntfs partition that was installed second. After I did this , I was getting the ...
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Unable to access folders made by Ubuntu under Windows 7 (dual boot)

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 (now 10.10) in a partition, with windows 7 already installed. From Ubuntu I can access 2 hard disks of Windows 7 ie. C: and E: I can easily access content from Ubuntu, ...
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Is it possible to install WinXP side-by-side to existing Win7 and access my data from both?

My dad has Windows 7 64bit installed on his computer. He had, on his previous Windows XP-running computer, an arcane piece of software that does not work on the newer OS, no matter what we try with ...
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Install Win 98, XP, 7, 8 and Linux without loosing current configuration [closed]

I would like to install Windows 98, XP and 8 Dev Preview alongside of Linux and Win 7 and would like to do so without loosing my current config. Here is my current setup: Drive 0: [150Gb Linux / ...
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How do I decide which partition to replace with Linux on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I already have 4 primary partitions, and which one (if any) can I change to logical? I want to dual boot Ubuntu. My Windows 7 PC came with a maximum of 4 partitions ...
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Install Windows 7 twice (dual boot) - licensing issues? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my Windows 7 license in a dual-boot configuration? Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to ...
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Ubuntu installer detecting multiple Windows 7 loaders

I bought a new HP dv6 laptop with Windows 7 installed, a 750GB hard drive and 8GB RAM. I wanted to dual boot and install Ubuntu 11.10. Following a known procedure I shrunk my partition and created ...
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I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 PC, but which of 4 partitions do I override?

My PC came with the maximum of 4 partitions by default. How do I find out which partition contains Windows 7? I don't want to erase Windows; I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my PC.
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Linux and Windows Dual Boot

I set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server 11.10. Everything works fine until I boot into Windows. After booting into Windows, the machine reboots when I select Linux from the grub menu. ...
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How to multiboot ubuntu 11.10 with another linux?

I have installed centos on my /dev/sda9. There is windows 7 on my first partition. Now I try to install ubuntu on /dev/sda11 While installing,it shows the following error. migration-assistant ...
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How can I use a live CD to boot off a specific harddirve partition manually?

I have a machine who's mother board is failing to detect the installed hard drives. I can boot off a live CD (Ubuntu 11.10 or system rescue 2.4.1) and mount the partitions and the hard drives seem ...
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Can't boot into Windows after removing Linux

I had Linux Ubuntu and Windows dual booting from my computer. I used Gparted to remove the Linux Ubuntu partitions, now I can't get into Windows. I think it's got something to do with the Linux ...
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Allow raw access to a partition for a particular user

I have a system that is dual boot Windows/Linux, and VirtualBox installed so that I can also boot Linux in a VM under Windows. As VirtualBox requires direct access to the Linux partition for this to ...
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Installing windows 8 on a second hard drive on a Mac

I just downloaded the windows 8 developer preview and set my secodary internal hard drive to gpt partition scheme windows installer runs fine until I get to the end of the file extraction then get an ...
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Which built-in windows group should I use for NTFS permissions on dual boot Win7?

I am still using dual-boot on some of my computers, so I have two Windows 7 installations running. Most data is on a partition on a separate hard drive that both installations use. For certain files ...
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Possible to install linux on an android tablet? [closed]

Is it possible to install linux on a rooted Android tablet? I like the look of the Asus Transformer Prime, but would really like to be able to dual boot so I can run normal programs on it and treat ...
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How do I move Windows 7 boot partition to new internal hard drive from existing dual boot setup?

I'm currently dual-booting Windows XP and Windows 7 (both 32-bit) on separate partitions from the same internal hard drive. I'd like to move the Windows 7 partition onto a new drive, but keep the ...
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/sys/class/power_supply files become zero until reboot to OS X and back to Linux

This is on a Macbook 2,1 dual booting Arch Linux and OS X Leopard. I use a conky script to disply my battery percent with: ${battery_percent BAT0} Recently, it switched from displaying coherent ...
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Create a multiboot USB drive with NTFS or ext2

I am trying to create a multiboot flash drive, but I don't want to use fat 16 due to the huge performance cliff between fat 16 and other file systems like ext 2 or NTFS. I need to have multiple linux ...
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Windows 7 Dual Boot Hibernation

I have two different editions of Windows 7 installed on two different partitions (on the same physical drive). One is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, one is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have both ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows 8 installed to VHD from Windows 7 boot manager?

does anybody have success with booting Windows 8 Dev Preview that is installed to VHD from Windows 7 boot manager? I have no success with that. However, I have success with booting yet another ...
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How to migrate from Ubuntu to Fedora?

I am considering moving from Ubuntu to another Linux distribution, most likely Fedora. I'm generally familiar with classic command line tools, and I'm comfortable using both of these distributions, ...
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Backtrack 5 on a Macbook Pro

Ok, so I have an Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A powered by OSX Lion. What I am trying to do is to get Backtrack to run natively on it. Since bootcamp only supports windows dualbooting, I found a ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't boot after installation, only boots into Windows 7

Windows 7 was pre-installed on my machine. Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't boot after I installed it. Once Ubuntu finished its installation, I restarted. After that, it just boots straight to Windows 7, no ...
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What It Takes To Create Rescue/Recovery/Reanimator USB Multi-Bootable Flash Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a bootable USB Flash PcRepair Kit? I wanted to create rescue/recovery/reanimator USB multi-bootable flash drive a year ago. I want to create the ultimate ...