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

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How do I create a dual/multiboot of Windows and GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, etc?

Because of reoccuring questions about dualboot of GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows, an authoritative general guide is needed as a reference for users asking about dualboot/multiboot. Necessary ...
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Dual-boot (Linuxmint and ChromeOS) on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Two weeks ago I bought a Samsung Exynus 5200 Chromebook. It has 2 GB memory, a 16 GB SSD, an ARM-processor Mali-T 604 and ships with Chrome OS named Snow-Premier GE 8429. I want to work with Linux on ...
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dual boot of linux mint 14 with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have acer 4750G and is running windows 8. I have 3 primary partition and a single unallocated partition where i intended to install linux mint. The problem that i am facing is the installer hasnot ...
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How did Linux get on sdc when I insalled it on sdb

I typed $fdisk -l into the terminal to see my partitions. When I installed Linux I installed it on sdb, which shows up, but for some reason it says Linux under sdc. This is what it looks like. ...
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Linux Won't Boot From Option in Windows Boot Manager

I have a pre-existing option to boot from (Windows 7), and a also made a Linux option which was made from Easy BCD. I'm able to load Linux when I click on Windows 7 (When my external HDD with it is ...
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What causes windows 7 activation requests?

The statement: "You must activate windows within 3 days to continue using all windows features." often pops up in my notifification area on Windows 7. My windows are legal and I have activated them ...
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Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...
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Linux boots when I click “Windows 7” in boot manager [duplicate]

I've been trying to dual boot, which has pretty much been successful. I have Linux installed on an external Hard Drive. In the boot manager when I click on Windows 7: (with the hard drive plugged ...
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I have a dual-boot Win 7/Ubuntu 12 machine, when in Ubuntu can I run the Win 7 partition as a VM?

I have a working dual-boot configuration with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the primary OS, and Win7 x64 Ultimate as the secondary. Most of the time, rebooting to run Windows programs is just fine, as I want ...
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Windows 7 & 8 dual boot MBR broken

I had a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, where Windows 7 was first and on the C:\ drive, 8 on the D:\ drive. I booted up into Windows 7 and deleted Windows 8 files (I should've deleted it ...
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Can I run Windows 8 dual boot on a mac using an external drive instead of having both OS's on the internal drive

Basically, I want to keep Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro's hard drive only, I don't want to partition the drive to install Windows 8. I'm already using Win7 and WinXP in Parallels Desktop ...
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Repairing Windows 8 after trying to dual boot it with Fedora 18

As the title states, I turned off secure boot and installed fedora 18 as usual using a liveUSB installer. This seems to have really miffed windows and now it refuses to boot. Grub2 comes up fine, I ...
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Delete an entry from boot options

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi. It works fine, but for some reason I see 2 entries of Ubuntu (which run the exact same OS) on the boot-up of the computer. it seems that on Windows 8, I need to ...
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misterious collapse of Fedora 18 on a dual system

I've recently (about a month ago) installed Windows 7 and Fedora 18 as a dual system on my Dell Vostro laptop, and everything went well until my Fedora started shutting down out of a sudden, just like ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'm planning on dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on one of my old computers, when I was looking at disk management I have this: My question is, if I install Ubuntu on the D: drive, will it work ...
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No icons, launcher, top panel or anything else while 'Try Ubuntu' 13.04

I just got Ubuntu 13.04 to my USB and pressed 'Try Ubuntu' and that worked very well, so I decided to install. At the end of the install I got a fail message and it said something about the boot ...
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Bootcamping Windows 8 Installation issues: Blue screen of death

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro, using Bootcamp. I've stepped through the assistant and used the Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk, and stored this on a Usb ...
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Can I reinstall Linux from live USB?

I just wanna confirm, if I uninstall Linux and have a problem booting Windows XP, I'll still be able to reinstall Linux from my live USB, right? I guess it would reinstall Linux and reinstall Grub2, ...
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Windows 8 0x50 error when chainloading using BURG

I have a multiboot system, each system on a separate hard drive. I've been using GRUB2 and everything was fine. I've recently decided to switch to BURG and that keeps my Windows 8 in a reboot loop. ...
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Boot from secondary HD

I have a Dell XPS 15 and have been using it for some time with the factory HD. I got an SSD to be the primary drive (I have installed in the HD bay) and moved the factory HD to the optical bay. When I ...
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What are the differences bewteen using ISOs vs extracting distributions in multiboot LiveUSBs?

I've created a multiboot pendrive with a couple of Linux distributions by using the YUMI tool from pendrivelinux, and by default it extracts the content of the chosen operating system's ISO on a ...
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Dual Boot TrueCrypt Encrypted Windows and Linux with Grub workaround?

The Major issue of not being able to dual-boot on TrueCrypt disc encryption systems won't get out of my mind. My idea is, wouldn't it be possible to create an encrypted HDD with an Windows system on ...
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Encrypting a multi-boot USB drive

Goal: Full encryption of a multi-boot USB drive containing boot CDs and confidential information Problem: I have been experimenting with XBoot (https://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/download) ...
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How can I find out if I have enough ram to dual boot?

How can I find out if I have enough ram to dual boot or boot from a usb? I have a windows xp sp3 laptop with 2gb of total ram and I'm interested in trying out linux (maybe ubuntu or mint), for fun. ...
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Different times between OS's

I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu is 1 hour ahead, so I set it to 1 hour back and then when I next log into Windows 8, the clock is 1 hour behind. If I then set it forward in Windows 8, it is 1 ...
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Should I transfer windows installation to VirtualBox

I have a dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I use Windows 7 rarely and it consumes a lot of space (25 GB). I only use Office and IE (my dad uses it for accessing a bank website which supports ...
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Multiboot on usb with syslinux

I'm trying to make a multiboot usb with Ubuntu, Backtrack and Mantra-OS on it (all ubuntu as you can see). Those are the steps I've done: sudo su unmount /dev/sdb1 # unmount ...
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Can I repair Win XP MBR using WIn 7 CD?

I have a dual boot machine (ubuntu 12.04 and xp sp3) and now I want to get rid of ubuntu. After searching over the internet I found that I should first remove the grub (by fixing the MBR) so that the ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu/Win7 without password?

I have Win 7 ultimate on my C drive with a primary partition of 50GB. There is currently 14GB free. Is it possible to install Ubuntu side-by-side with existing win 7 on the same drive without ...
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Recovering a dual boot

My system at home used to have a dual boot of Windows 7 Windows 7 Due to some requirements I have had to blow away my primary partition and make it XP. So I now have; XP Windows 7 However, ...
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iMac replace GRUB2 with rEFIt

I have a dual-boot of Mac OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.10. When I installed Ubuntu, it came with GRUB2 as a boot manager, but I can't really use it since I have a bluetooth keyboard that is not supported ...
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Ubuntu boot menu not recognizing bluetooth keyboard

I have a 21.5" iMac, and I have recently installed Ubuntu on it on a different partition, so i can choose my preferred OS each time i boot the computer. When I installed Ubuntu, it automatically ...
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To install co-exist Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7

Recently I have had Windows 7 re-installed on my laptop. Now the layout of partitions and volumes =============Primary======================================= Partition0\system reserved: size 100Mb ...
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normal OS boot and virtual boot in windows as vhd

Is it possible to install e.g. ubuntu on a vhd in virtualbox and boot it normally at the pc start or start it as a virtual machine in Windows 8 or Win7?
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Dual boot Windows 7 / 8 is one Antivirus software enough?

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Windows 8. In Windows 7 I have Antivirus / Internet security Software from Symantec. Is it enough if I scan the Windows 8 partition lets say once a week or ...
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I used BCDEDIT to dual boot Windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I used "bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi" following this link http://askubuntu.com/questions/235567/windows-8-removes-grub-as-default-boot-manager to dual boot linux, but now my ...
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How do I repair my dual boot windows 7 and windows 8 bootloader?

I had my laptop running both Windows 7 and Windows 8 as a dual boot. When I would start it, it would show the nice OS selection screen. Then, I reinstalled Windows 7. What happens now is that when I ...
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Best way to install Windows?

I run a dual-boot Linux/Windows system. Every once in a while, I make a clean installation of one or both. Installing Windows is always a pain. I need a DVD I don't have at hand, which then the ...
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Just installed Fedora 18 and computer is not booting

After some initial trouble, I was able to install Fedora 18, but Had to Disable Secure Boot, disable Fast Boot, and Enable CSM. Side Note: I was reading that by Enableing CSM I was not going to be ...
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Installed Windows 7 Ultimate on D Drive and previous Windows 7 Enterprise on C Drive has stopped starting up

Please please help! I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on same hard drive on D Drive on my laptop and the previous Windows 7 Enterprise which was installed on C Drive is not booting up now. When I ...
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Mount hibernated Windows partition

I am trying to mount my Windows partition at boot. It works fine when Windows is in shutdown, but when Windows is hibernated, it can't be mounted as read/write, and I am sent to the root shell at ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Windows 8 dual boot, won't start Windows nor Recovery on Asus N56

http://paste.ubuntu.com/5688077/ Hello, I need help with this. Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus N56 with preinstalled win8, secure boot off, fastboot off, IVT off, legacy mode not enabled, both in EFI ...
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Black Screen, Blinking Cursor after cloning from HDD to SSD

(I'm aware there are similar questions, but from what I've seen I've already tried the fixes suggested.) How I got into this situation: I'm running a Macbook Pro (Which means a hybrid GPT/MBR ...
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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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windows 8 & 7 on separate HDDs

I had windows 7 on my old hard drive then I bought a new one so I decided to install a win 8 on it . now I have them on separate disk and if I want to use one I should select that Hdd on setup boot ...
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Two windows installed but there is no boot manager

A Windows XP has been installed in C: however I have installed another windows XP on D: The problem is that as I power on the computer, it goes directly to the old windows! There is no boot manager ...
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extending a triple boot system: quad boot and beyond?

I have a working triple boot system using Refit, that is modeled closely after the steps detailed in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation, except that I'm using ...
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How can I force the boot menu to always show up at start up without pressing F10?

I have Visual Studio 2010 installed on Windows 7 on one hard disk and Visual Studio 2012 installed on Windows 7 on another hard disk in the same computer. When I start up my system, I want the boot ...
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installing dual operating system

I have a laptop with a 500 GB hard disk and my partitions are: C:\ 57.7 GB (OS installed) D:\ 57.7 GB E:\ 300 GB F:\ 50 GB All partitions use the NTFS file system. Each of these 4 partitions is ...
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Installing ubutu without hiding an already installed windows 7?

I have a bootable flash drive containing a ubuntu installer. I want to install ubuntu on my system without hiding windows 7. Last time when I installed windows on my system it hid the ubuntu boot ...