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

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Are partitions to the inner/outer edge significantly faster

Some linux dual/multi-boot tutorials / general partitioning tutorials say that the inner side of a hard disk is faster than the outer side so partitions towards the outside tend to be slower while ...
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Dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 with EFI. Got “error: unknown filesystem” and grub rescue prompt

This is a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5381. Windows 8 was already installed and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside it. During this process I was informed to make sure to turn off Windows fastboot ...
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Changing processor and motherboard but keeping same Operating System setup,etc [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my Processor and Motherboard but I want to keep the OS setup(dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows7) intact. Is it possible? What are the problems faced, if any?
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Unable to install Ubuntu along with Windows 7

I have Windows 7 installed, when I try to install Ubuntu 12.10 I can't dual boot. Today I download Ubuntu 13.04 and installed it but it wasn't able to boot either. What am I doing wrong? Can ...
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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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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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How do I add Windows 7 to GRUB 2?

I am having trouble adding Windows 7 to my GRUB 2 boot menu. I know similar questions have been asked and answered on this site and others, but none of the answers seem to work for me. My setup: Two ...
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Create a bootable hard disk drive containing multiple OS

I have a portable 1 TB hard disk drive. It contain various folders and it also contain the setup for windows 7 x86 and x64. I also plan to download Ubuntu and backtract later. I also have other files ...
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install ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop

Is it possible to install ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop? dual boot is fine if it is doable This is my laptop environment. UPDATE: I ended with installing vmware player It works great for me. I ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 cannot boot after Ubuntu install

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a unassigned partition but Windows 7 cannot reboot after choosing saying Windows Boot Manager Error. File:\Boot\BCD Status:0xc000000f Info: An error occurred ...
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Install Linux on existing multiboot system without messing up drive letters

I've finally gotten my multi-boot development system (WinXP, Win7x86, Win7x64) booting properly so that no matter which OS boots, it boots as if OS is C: and there is a D: for scratch / sharing ...
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Filesystem for use on Linux/Windows dualboot

I have setup the following disk configuration Windows 7 boot partition ; NTFS ; Windows 7 and its drivers is stored here ; - ; C: Linux boot partition ; ext3 ; Boot files required by linux ; ...
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Kali Linux & Windows 7 : Switching Grub to MBR

I'm trying to install Kali Linux (i386) alongside Windows 7 (x64). I have prepared suitable free disk space and placed Kali there. The last thing done by installation was to prepare GRUB. whole kali ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I keep running into a problem. I have created a primary partition for the new OS, have downloaded the 64-bit .iso file (my ...
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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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Drive letter disappeared on triple-boot install

I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and Windows XP installed. I first installed Windows 7 than Ubuntu and than Windows XP. My Windows 7 is on C drive, Ubuntu is on a logical drive in my extended partition and ...
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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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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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Windows 8: Can't clear boot selection

So the problem is that I see "OpenSUSE (LOCAL) installer" every time I boot up to Windows 8. What I've tried: bootrec.exe /fixboot bootrec.exe /rebuildbdc or how ever it was written (I wrote it ...
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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 ...
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recover original installed os list

I have a PC with Ubuntu and windows7 installed on it. Normally before booting, I'd get a list showing the two OS installation and let me chose what I want to boot into. However recently had issues ...
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How to know if windows is installed in EFI mode or not? [duplicate]

I've just got new laptop with Intel Atom N2800 on the board (wiki says that it is 64 bit) from shop with preinstalled Windows 7 starter 32 bit, and I want to install ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (exactly 32 ...
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How to make an HFS+ partition bootable on Intel Macs

I'm curious about the installation procedure used when you Dual Boot two versions of OS X. From what I understand, when you install a fresh OS X system the installer copies all the required files ...
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Dual Boot: booting freeze / hang up

I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my system and decided to replace Ubuntu with Linux Mint. In the linux mint installer, I lazily chose the first choice which is to install over ubuntu, ...
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Ran the OpenSUSE iso image within Windows 8. Now the option's showing at boot 100% of times

The problem is that I double-clicked on the OpenSUSE iso image and saw the graphical interface/installer. It said I should restart the computer. I was going to install a dualboot on the brand new ...
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Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...
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How to delete the bootloader

I dualboot my pc, windows 7 64 bit, and some linux distro, nowadays i'm using crunchbang. I once had a problem, i lost my bootloader so i created one using easybcd. Later on, i installed a linux ...
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Not able to connect to internet on Ubuntu

I have a dual boot on my PC. I can access Internet through Windows but cannot do it through Ubuntu. I was able to connect to Internet on both OSses until some days ago, when my brother reset my ...
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How do I get back to Windows when Linux hard drive fails?

I have Windows on one hard drive and Ubuntu on another. Last time I was in Windows and I chose to shut down the computer. It got stuck on "Exiting Windows". I could tell because it took like forever ...
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What are hidden partitions on a Samsung laptop for?

I have just found two hidden partitions on my Samsung laptop running Windows 7: File System Label Size Flags ntfs SYSTEM 100Mb boot %hidden ...
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Dual-boot AND Virtualize Both Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Dual-booting Windows and Linux is well-documented, as is running one of the bootable OSes as a VM inside the other (ex, dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu; in Windows, host Ubuntu in a VM using VMWare ...
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How do I install Windows 8 using a GPT Partition scheme?

This question seems to have been asked in very similar form in the past, but I was unable to find a relevant answer her or elsewhere. I am ultimately looking to install a dual boot of x64 Windows 8 ...
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Dual Booting Windows while Hibernated

Windows 7 and Windows 8 are both installed on my PC, on different partitions of the same hard drive. Whenever I boot the system, I am taken to a screen where I may choose which of the two to boot. If ...
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Dual booting with UEFI secure boot

I have a new laptop that supports UEFI secure boot. My intention is to dual boot windows and ubuntu. Over the past few days I have been researching what the best setup would be and issues I may ...
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re-install windows 8 into a partition on a OEM machine for dual boot (ubuntu)

I have a queation, that I considered rather "simple" until I just didn't get to fix it :/ Since I'm assuming there will be more people facing this problem in the future, I'll just ask here. I bought ...
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Don't tell BIOS you're hybernating / hybrid booting?

So here is my problem: I have a T430s with two hard drives that boot two different operating systems running Windows 8. As you know, Windows 8 uses hybrid boot/shutdown, a sort of half-hibernation ...
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Can I install Windows 8 and Windows xp sp2 in single pc? [duplicate]

I want to install Windows 8 and Windows xp sp2 in single PC. Is this Possible. DualOperating Systems in single pc.
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anyconnect client, start before logon, and dual boot

I want to install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client on my personal laptop to access the network at work. However, my employer requires me to install "start before logon" in addition to the VPN client. ...
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Two Linux, One /boot

Back in the day I used to tinker with the kernel a bit, so I got into the groove of creating a separate /boot partition to make it easy to fix when I invariably broke something. Right now, I'm in the ...
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How to make grub2 chain-boot Win8 after upgrading Fedora18 to Fedora19?

The story I have Lenovo IdeaPad U310 with 24gb SSD, 500gb HDD and UEFI system. I flashed it with EFI from U410 for more info ...
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New Samsung ATIV Book 8 - looking for advice regarding linux installation

I just bought a new laptop, Samsung ATIV Book 8, and I'm now researching how to approach installing linux alongside Windows 8. Unfortunately I have been reading Samsungs have an issue with booting ...
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Remove one OS X installation from OS X dual boot

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" with a 128GB SSD. On it have two installs of OS X. One of Mountain Lion (10.8) and one of Mavericks (10.9). I want to remove the Mountain Lion install so I can use ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8 with Windows ME

well Hello, all. I've decided to create a separate FAT32 partition of about 20GB on an unused drive in my computer so I can use Windows ME on it. I've got the ISO for ME and I'm ready to boot to ...
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Use multi ISO file in one Bootable CD/DVD [duplicate]

How can i have two or more ISO file that made for Boot (Bootable ISO), in One CD or DVD to boot ? I have two different anti-viruses (Live Rescue) and i want to use them in one CD or DVD and switch ...
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How to install win 7 on a iMac on Ubuntu as main OS

Hi im kind of new to ubuntu but im really enjoying the benefits i currently own a iMac 27" 11.1 Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Processor Type: Core i5 (I5-750 I did a complete wipe out of the hd i try to ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate drives with shared data access

So I have read through articles such as this one, but none that I have read through seem to walk me through a setup that I want, and that I hope is possible without some crazy preparation. The article ...
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Is it possible for me to use a program on Windows 8 that is already installed on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7/8 dual-booting, and want to install some programs on both operating systems. Is there any way I can achieve this without having to install it twice?
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Dual Booted Macbook Pro Retina - inconsistent GPU VRAM on both OS's

I purchased a MacBook Pro Retina 15.4" recently and I dual-booted it with Windows 8. On the Mac OS it says I have 1 GB of VRAM for the NVidia 650m (which it should report), but under Windows there's ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Linux partitions

I just did this: made an Intel Extended partition covering the whole HD using Haiku Alpha 4.1's DriveSetup made several BeOS partitions deleted the first one installed Haiku onto one of the other ...