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

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Triple boot 3 OS's on 3 separate SSD's

I am attempting to set up a system with 3 separate OS's (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 TP) all on three separate SSD's. I can currently boot into each one if I use a boot override via the UEFI BIOS on my ...
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How to migrate a cloned linux installation into a dual-boot environment alongside Windows?

I've got a new machine with Windows 8 installed on a HDD. I plan to switch that out with an SSD. I currently use Linux (Ubuntu) all of the time, but I'd like to keep the Windows 8 installation ...
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Boot Fedora 18 from Windows 7's bootloader

In Ubuntu or previous releases of Fedora you could install grub to the linux partition and then add an entry to BCD (using EasyBCD or dd-ing partition's first 512 bytes to a file) to boot it. Now that ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing VFS: Unable to mount root fs

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my windows 8.1 computer. After downloading Ubuntu ISO, I made a partition for Ubuntu on my disk. I used Easybcd to add Linux at the boot menu. But after restarting ...
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Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted?

IMPORTANT If you came here looking for an answer to this question, please read all the answers below. There are some testimonials from people who have lost data doing this. If you plan to do this ...
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How to dual-boot Fedora and Windows 7 Pro on X220?

I have a kind of simple question, but I past the last 3 days trying to find a full guide for this, and every one that I tried was saying something different. My question is: How do I install Fedora ...
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Should I dual boot (or triple boot) or use Virtualization [closed]

I have a 15" Retina MacBook Pro (July 2014) with 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, and a quad core i7, that I use for school. I program in multiple languages, and do penetration testing projects, but right now I ...
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Running virtual machine from raw disk on a dual-boot machine

I have multiple hard drives, one an SSD running Windows 7, and another conventional HDD with Debian 8 on it, running off a 1TB external HDD (which is always connected, but through USB). I currently ...
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Can Windows 8 and 7 be installed on the same UEFI computer?

My system has UEFI, and I want to install both Windows 7 and 8 on a large drive formatted for GPT (I want to also install a few other operating systems, and I need more than 7 partitions). After ...
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Does UBUNTU partition (with GRUB) affect Windows 8.1 Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate behavior?

I have a UBUNTU and Windows 8.1 dual boot installed on a dell Inspiron 14 5000. I'm considering removing UBUNTU though (although I am happy with it) because Windows is unable to consistently remain in ...
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Bootable Windows 7 and 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu in one USB

I have tried with mixed success to make a "super" USB with Windows 7, 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I'm using YUMI for this. The problem appears when I try to have both Windows 7 and 8.1 on the ...
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Booting ubuntu and windows acer aspire s7

i have an acer aspire s7, and have been trying to dual boot ubuntu and windows on the same system unsuccessfully: 1 I am having problems getting the aspire s7 to recognise my bbot usb drive then also ...
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Grub2 with Kali, how to boot into Windows 7

I will preface this with saying I am new to linux. I had windows 7 installed on my main SSD, I wanted to give Kali a try so I installed that on a 2nd SSD. When the option to install grub2 came up, ...
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Can't access old OS after dual booting with windows 7

I recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 on a dual boot config on my system on a second partition. But after I installed it it changed the drive letters and now I can't access the old Operating ...
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Should I move my linux swap partition closer to my ext4 partition?

I am installing both linux mint and win 7 on the same disk on an old machine, I first installed linux (I know I should have installed win first so I wouldn't have to fix grub later but well, it's done ...
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My MacBook Pro only boots up with Windows 7

I've installed Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp and I had Dual Boot on my screen when I want to select to chose Operating Systems. Yesterday, when I turned on My MacBook Pro (MD 322) it boots up ...
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Unable to mount harddrive in LinuxMint on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1

I have installed linuxmint on a dualboot config with windows 8.1, when I try to browse the files in windows partition (say C:, D:, E:, F:,) it usually shows an error message similar to this one. but ...
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trying to install windows after ubuntu

Recently I have wiped out my macbook pro and reinstalled ubuntu on it.And now I want to install windows alongside so I can have dual boot.After doing some research online, I have created a partition ...
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Dual booting Linux/Win7, Grub refuses to load Win7

Decided to give Linux Mint a try (Ubuntu's interface annoys me), so I installed it with the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. Installation went fine, but now I can only boot into Linux Mint. ...
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Windows Broken after Deletion of HP_TOOLS partition

When I decided to install Ubuntu on my laptop as a dual-boot, I recognized that Windows 7 was using four separate partitions. I (yes, this was stupid) thought the HP_TOOLS partition was probably one I ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14 dual boot partition mystery

I clean installed windows 8.1 on a new 1TB HD. During which I created a 120G partition for windows to live on. (it also creates a small 350M system partition by default). Next, using a LIVE CD I ...
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Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...
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chainloader and efi boot partitions

My recent attempt to install a multi-booting system onto my twin disk rig failed, though I had successfully installed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Peppermint on disk 1, updating grub afterwards. When I ...
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Can someone explain how I got a Windows EFI error message without trying to install Windows?

I'm using a HP Z620 workstation. My main hard drive is Ubuntu, and it was working fine. I physically removed the hard disk with Ubuntu on and put in a brand new hard disk, and tried to install ...
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Dual-boot with only one desktop in a third partition

With a third partition, is there a way to make the Windows AND Linux to recognize a single folder in that partition as the default Desktop? If not, is there a workaround to make it closer from what I ...
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How to make partition in windows 8 hard disk? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB hard disk with windows 8.1 running on it. I want to create a partition(preferably of the size around 20 GB) from my C drive to install a linux Operating System along with windows(Dual ...
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Dual Boot Lenovo ThinkPad L520, 32 or 64 bit for Ubuntu

I'm confused... Lenovo runs Windows 7 Professional 64 bits but I'm unable to dual boot any Linux Distro in 64 bits, only 32, system freezes in BIOS while it reads the USB Live Key (freezes at install ...
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How to boot a physical Windows partition with qemu?

I have gentoo and windows 7 installed alongside on my only hard drive. I want to start my windows install from within gentoo through qemu. Boot menu works fine but windows bluescreens on me soon after ...
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Installing Windows 7 (dual-boot) after having installed Windows 8

I have installed Windows 8 Pro x64 over my previous Windows 7 installation. However, I need to re-install Windows 7 on a second partition, in other words, with dual-boot functioning. When I boot the ...
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grub-update and “/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem”

I've got a Debian 7 Wheezy (stable release) and my GRUB suddenly refuses to see one of my partitions. It is an OS X HFS+ partition on the GPT disk. This behavior was introduced in the month or so and ...
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error: no such device … entering rescue mode … grub rescue

EDIT After trying out these instructions still not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows The error during grub ...
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What is it that makes some USB sticks not-bootable?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different Linux and Windows installers and live images, but I seem to have a USB stick that cannot be booted. ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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No permissions on my own user folder after settings the “permissions” option in my mount at fstab

I have a dual boot setup on my computer which is Windows 8.1 and elementary OS. I edited my /etc/fstab file to mount the Windows partition on boot so I can share files between the two operating ...
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How to register/convert a restored linux OS (bios) to EFI booting

First let me explain my current set up. I recently scrubbed my two main drives and converted them to GUID. On the primary drive (sdb in my case) I have created an EFI boot partition (ESP) on ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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How to extend a Mint Linux partition on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1?

I had previously installed windows 8.1 on my hard drive, then I later unallocated some space like 15GB and installed linuxmint separately on that partition, How to extend the 15GB volume that I have ...
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How to make a bootable usb utility drive with either Sardu, Xboot, rufus, etc

I've looked up alot of programs and tried out some to, the latest being Sardu. When I boot I first go into my bios and change the boot order so it boots the cd drive then usb drive and then windows. ...
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Windows UEFI repair

I have an Acer Aspire 571-series laptop that came with Windows 8 preinstalled (now upgraded to 8.1). Last week I installed the OS X Yosemite (hackintosh) to triple boot with Windows and Ubuntu, and ...
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How to remove Windows 8.1 and install Windows 7 without harming Ubuntu?

I am currently running Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.10. I want to remove Windows 8.1 and replace it with Windows 7 without harming my Ubuntu. So that my final result should be, Dual boot running ...
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Boot disk not found when booting Elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Elementary OS Freya on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. I made a boot drive and followed these instructions (especially step 10) to boot but when I restart my computer and ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR)

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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Keeping Fast Startup for Windows 8 in a Win/Linux dual booting environment?

I have some specific questions regarding Dual Booting Win8/Linux. It is recommended to disable Fast Startup for Windows 8 as it can cause data loss, but my boot times seems to go up a lot. If it is ...
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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong

Yesterday, my cousin wanted me to install Linux Mint onto his Windows 8 Lenovo laptop so he could dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 8 so he could get some hands-on experience with Windows 8. I've ...
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Dual booting AND data drive splitting

I think we all understand how to dual boot, splitting your SSD into 2 partitions, installing the OS's and etc,etc,etc but something not so clear is the data drive. In my situation I have a 500gb ...
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can't install Windows 10 on a GPT partition - any way not to lose Linux?

Today I decided I want to install Windows 10 on a seperate partition, to test it out and have it on dual boot. So I cleared up some space at the end of the /home/ partition, made a bootable usb, and ...
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Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
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Triple boot windows 8.1, win 7 and ubuntu (or other distro)

I'm trying to install ubuntu, my laptop HDD configuration as follow: Reserved drive (350MB) to boot Win 8.1 Win 8.1 Win 7 Unallocated space (i deleted a drive to have a space for ubuntu) My main ...
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Easiest way to dual boot from 2 HDD?

I want to dual boot using my two hard drives. I have Windows 7 on one of them already, and I want to put SteamOS on the other. I think all I have to do is create a SteamOS disk, remove the Windows ...
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Windows 7 does not boot with 2nd SATA disk attached

My main OS is Ubuntu on a 256GB SSD with the following partitions (set up by the Ubuntu installer): primary 30GB extended 30GB 30GB 8GB (swap) 156GB The partition system is msdos rather than ...