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

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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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Dual boot error with Windows 10 and Kali Linux

I have a Windows 10 Toshiba laptop and I want to dual boot with Kali Linux. I have reached the point where you divide the partition, I used disk management to partition the free disk space, yet while ...
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Ubuntu/Windwos dual boot error: This computer has only 0 bytes disk space remaining

I am trying to add Ubuntu as my second OS to existing Windows 10 on my brand new laptop (dual boot). I used a ISO-based USB created with Rufus 2.10. However, every time when I try to install Ubuntu ...
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Windows 10 Mac dual boot installation . Boot camp folder missing

I successfully installed windows 10 in my MacBook Pro 13 using BootCamp. According to instructions I should have a bootcamp folder in the bootable pendrive which i used to install windows 10. The ...
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Linux Mint 18, Windows 10, UEFI, dual boot, where to install GRUB?

I have a Dell XPS with pre installed Windows 10 and UEFI. I need to install Linux Mint 18 near Windows 10 (I don't want to remove Windows, I need to keep it). I've already disabled Secure Boot and ...
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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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Launch VMWare virtual machine from another host

I have a triple-booting PC with Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Kali Linux 2016.1. I have installed VMWare 12.1 on Kali, which runs several VMs. Every VM's files are stored on an external HDD reachable ...
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Booting from external drive does not work on some machines

I have arch linux installed on an external ssd. I have already booted from it on five or so different machines, but now I have a fairly old laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro 2040) where it doesn't ...
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Linux/OS X dualboot on a MacBook Pro with RAID

I'd like to install Gentoo Linux on my Macbook Pro while keeping my current OS X installation. I currently have OS X installed on a RAID 0 on two 160GB Intel SSDs and I'd like to create a new ...
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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Run two operating systems on the same computer at the same time (no hosting)

I know that two operating systems can share the same computer through hosting. For example, WINE can host Windows, or vice versa, Virtual Box can host a Linux system on a Windows box, but in both ...
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How to Clone a Windows 7 Partition to a new Hard Drive?

I just bought a ssd drive and I have 2 partitions. 1 is for work and one is for personal. I did a fresh install for my personal partition. However for work I want to make a clone(it would be a huge ...
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No USB keyboard/mouse in win7 on a dualboot win10+win7, unless I hard-reboot

Running into a really weird issue with a dualboot windows 10/windows 7 machine, with win10 installed as main OS and win7 on a secondary drive, with windows 10's fastboot disabled. Win10 is set as ...
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Both options in dual boot direct to windows

I have a HP laptop with dual boot (Windows 10 + Ubuntu ) installed on it. I worked on my pc for a year like this by working on any one of the two platforms at a time whichever is required and had no ...
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Does CMOS reset, Factoy reset data

Does removing and reinserting the CMOS reset all the data present in a laptop? I want to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows 10 but I couldn't get to the BIOS settings. I surfed the net, and it said ...
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I have a MacBook Air currently running Windows 10 natively, but want to dual-boot OS X without wiping Windows. Is this possible?

My laptop is currently running Windows 10, and it was installed natively on a blank system. This resulted in the drive being partitioned using the Master Boot Record scheme, which OS X cannot install ...
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multi-boot with win10 installed and uefi secure boot

The Problem I am having trouble getting a multi-boot setup on a new laptop and I'm hoping I can find the help I need here. The System A new Acer Predator laptop that came with Windows 10 installed. ...
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Deleted Linux partitions on dual-boot computer but GRUB screen appears

I had Linux installation alongside Windows 10 on my dual booted laptop. I wanted to remove the Linux partition so I followed guides online so I deleted the 3 partitions associated with my Linux Mint ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 [closed]

I had Dual boot System with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate .. Windows 7 Got corrupted so i had to reinstall windows 7 (Ultimate 32bit) .. When i had the dual boot when the windows wasn't corrupted it ...
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Removing (bootable) Dell recovery partition

I've got a Dell laptop that comes pre-loaded with "Recovery" and "Utility" partitions - I know I'm not going to use for these partitions (and I am dual booting, so unless I remove at least one of ...
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Dual boot machine putting programs on a drive for both os

With a windows 7 & 10 dual boot computer, do I have to load the programs in both drives or can I load them on a different third drive. Have done one computer so far and reloaded all programs on ...
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Dual boot legacy Windows and UEFI Fedora

I have a UEFI PC with two hard drives. On C: I have my main OS - Windows 10, which I have installed in legacy mode (or at least BIOS sees it as non-UEFI). On D: I installed Fedora 24 in UEFI mode (...
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moving the drive with win 7 on it

My internal drive 1 tb is split into two equal drives. C now has win 7 on it and other is empty. Can I change C drive to B drive with win 7 on it in computer management and put win 10 on new c drive?...
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CSM or Legacy Boot option not available on devices pre-installed with Windows 8

The CSM or Legacy Boot option is usually found in Bios, Advanced, System Configuration. However, it seems to me that on laptops pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1, there is no such option. I have just ...
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Cant dual boot Debian Jessie and Kali rolling

I had a successful build of Debian Jessie on my laptop. Then i decided to dual boot Debian with Kali rolling. I made a bootable usb via rufus (on my windows machine) and started. At first it didnt ...
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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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Time difference on dual boot system (Windows 10 and 16.04)

I have a dual boot UEFI system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed. I have a problem related to the representation of RTC in the two system. Since I have read (on AU and some other sources around ...
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Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System

Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System EFI Entries During Ubuntu Setup, Ubuntu automatically created an EFI start ...
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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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Show warning in grub that hiberfil.sys would prevent boot to Linux

A few machines I use are dual-boot Windows (10, 8 and XP) and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Occasionally, I've intentionally hibernated Windows or have forgotten to use powercfg -h off in Windows before shutdown, ...
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Dual Boot XP - Ubuntu 10.10 (XP Installed first). Boot Loader issue

I have an old Dell laptop ( Inspiron 2650 ) I am trying to dual Boot XP Pro and Ubuntu 10.10. Windows XP Boots fine as it stands and the 40 GB disk is currently partitioned as: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ...
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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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Windows 7 Boot Failure after Unetbootin Installation of Ubuntu due to Partition Type

I successfully installed Ubuntu using unetbootin on my small Windows 7 PC. When I restart the computer I am given options to proceed with a Unetbootin boot or Windows 7 boot, as expected. The ...
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Grub doesn't install(no way till now)

I have windows 10 and I installed fedora 24(Dual boot). I use easyBCD to choose OS when the PC is booted. but when I go to federa, the MINIMAL BASH like editing is appeared. I googled many hours and I ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in windows, but work in bios and ubuntu

OK, I have read a bunch of posts, and tried many fixes, but still having problems. Background: pc has a 250gg ssd samsung 840 evo. this was in 2 partitions. 1 partition was being used for windows 7. ...
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Is it better to dual-boot or run a VM?

I want to run Windows Vista 64bit (Eventually Windows 7) and Ubuntu on the same machine. I want to play games and do graphic design in Windows. I want to write code, surf the internet, check email, ...
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Using VMWare to muti boot OSes virtually?

What I mean is that I want to be able to install Windows, Ubuntu 15 and Arch Linux on the same VM in a multi-boot like setup. How might I do that? When I create a new VM in VMWare, I am asked to give ...
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why do i see a patchy screen while booting into windows 8 on a dual boot with ubuntu?

I recently installed ubuntu 16 on a dual boot with windows 8 on my lenovo g50-80. After completing the ubuntu installation and booting back to windows it shows a patchy screen as shown in the image.
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Keyboard and Mouse work in ubuntu and bios but not in windows

OK, I have read a bunch of posts, and tried many fixes, but still having problems. Background: pc has a 250gg ssd samsung 840 evo. this was in 2 partitions. 1 partition was being used for windows 7. ...
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Could not locate '\efi\boot\bootx64.efi while installing windows 8.1 for dual-boot

I have a single-boot Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system. Gparted shows the disk partitions like this: At the moment, I want to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 so that I can dual-boot later (with ...
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Recovery partition at the middle of disk

I own a Samsung laptop, which came with Windows 8 preinstalled, it was updated to Windows 10. Then I installed Ubuntu, to do it I created 4 partitions, swap, boot, root, and home. But linux ran out of ...
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How can I choose my OS from the bootloader without a keyboard?

I've partitioned the hard drive on my Surface and installed Ubuntu on it. Touch works perfectly in Ubuntu, but the Grub bootloader still requires the keyboard, preventing me from choosing my OS ...
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“No boot device found” after removing Ubuntu from dual boot with Windows 7

Background information My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L50-B with Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon R7 M260. It came with Windows 8 pre-installed when I first bought it, but I soon wiped the disk to ...
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Can't boot windows 7 from SSD

I had windows 7 installed on my primary HD. Then I got an SSD and did a fresh installation on it. Somehow I messed up the second installation (on the SSD) and now to boot into it, I must boot into the ...
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Booting from external linux drive destroyed internal windows installation?

I have installed Arch Linux on an external SSD. I have already used it for some time without errors to use my own arch Linux installation on other machines. Now I started using two different ...
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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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Bitlocker PIN rejected after dual-install of Ubuntu with encryption

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 10 installed, with Bitlocker setup and previously working. I've just installed Ubuntu along-side Windows, and I enabled the "encrypt my home drive" option during install....
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Clone 2 seperate harddrives onto 1 TB SSD (dual boot)

I have a windows 10 machine and a xubuntu linux machine (both pc's are lenovo T450s) - i would like to put in a 1TB ssd in 1 T450s, and then clone each of the 2 drives onto that drive as dual boot ( ...
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How to create unified, virtualized, triple boot system (Windows, Mac, Linux)

I have a new desktop and I don't want to compromise by not using Linux, Mac OS X and Windows--often simultaneously. My ideal experience would be to be able to virtualize two OS's in the other OS and ...
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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 ...