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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Booting a BIOS bootloader from UEFI mode

I have a Linux setup that I boot in UEFI mode with GRUB. I want to try out OpenBSD, which unfortunately doesn't support GPT or UEFI yet, so I partitioned a drive with a traditional MBR table and ...
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Can't access Windows after linux mint update

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and linux mint. I recently updated my mint distro by installing the new version (in the process eliminating the older version.) I can now use linux mint fine ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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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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How many partitions can windows handle if you include Linux

Am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista. So far I have three primary partitions (windows) (Eisa) (Recovery). How many Linux partitions (root, home, swap) can I create on free space without ...
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dual boot win 8.1 32bit and 64bit. bootloader issue

I installed windows 8.1 x86 on pre installed win 8.1 x64 PC. the new 32 bit OS installed on a different HDD. After i installed it booted to 32 bit os without showing me the OS list(bootLoader). when i ...
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Help: Just installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows 7!

I just installed ubuntu, during installation I chose the side by side option so I will have windows and ubuntu installed on the same computer. But now every time I turn on the computer it boots into ...
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How to Dual-Boot Kali-Linux and Windows 8.1?

I have Acer V3-772G 1 TB Harddisk. I shrinked my biggest partition in order to install Kali Linux. When installing Kali, GRUB couldn't detect windows 8 so I kept going on(I installed grub as my ...
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Does Windows NT before version 4 (also) have built-in dual-boot support?

The Windows NT flavour of Microsoft Windows has had the built-in ability, without needing third-party add-on "boot managers", to dual boot with other (Microsoft) operating systems since at least ...
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Accidentally deleted /boot and GRUB doesn't load, how can I restore my install?

While trying to re-install Windows (I am running Arch/Win7 dual boot) I accidentally deleted a partition labelled (in the Windows installer) as 'recovery'. I didn't fully install Windows (I lost my ...
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Multiboot 32GB flash drive (Windows + Linux + Tools)

I am searching and testing various methods for days now, and I haven't found any straight forward guide on how to make Multiboot USB flash drive that is capable of booting following: Windows 8 ...
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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD? [closed]

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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No boot menu for Ubuntu 14.04 after dual boot installation

I assume, this is not a duplicate post. Please read my findings below before assuming so. I have gone through several questions over the Internet regarding people complaining that they are not ...
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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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Can't log in Ubuntu in a dual boot system

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Until this moment everything worked fine, but just now when I tried to boot into Ubuntu I failed and I got this message: Try(hd0,0): EXT2 ...
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Recover BIOS on Lenovo U310 Touch after Windows 10 rollback

I have a Lenovo U310 Touch. Before the start of the problem, I used to have a dual boot configuration with Linux Mint 17.1 and Windows 8.1 installed side by side. I used to have a GRUB bootloader with ...
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Cannot boot to Windows after installing Elementary OS

Last week, I installed Elementary OS on one of my 3 partition so that I can dual boot it with Windows 8. After a couple days playing with eOS, I went back to Windows 8. The problem is that Windows 8 ...
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Windows 7 dual boot with Debian Jessie

I had debian jessie installed on a single hard drive, then i added 3 other hard drives just for storage purposes but I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on one of them. It was working fine until ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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Does installing Windows 10 next to Ubuntu remove original Windows 7 recovery?

I want to install Windows 10 next to the Ubuntu and I have a little problem. My notebook HP 620 has got originally 4 primary partitions (MBR): SYSTEM (315 MB) NTFS - Files for booting Windows? ...
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How can I dual boot Mac OS X and Linux on the same machine?

How can I install Linux on a Mac without screwing up any data? I don't want to open Mac OS X and then use something like VirtualBox. I want to boot right into Linux OR Mac OS X. Is there a good way ...
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Why am I unable to use my Windows 8 after installing Windows 7 in a separate partition?

Previously I had dual boot I.e, Windows 8 in G:drive and Windows 7 in C:drive. Since I had slow performance in Windows 7 I had to remove and re-install Windows 7 again in C:drive. so while starting ...
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Windows 7 load from GRUB 2.02 beta, Fatal System Error

So, I have a dual boot pc, with Ubuntu on one disk, and Windows 7 on another, in a separate partition. A couple of days ago, I tried to log in to Windows, and have been getting this message ever ...
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Whats the easiest way to make a multi-boot UEFI Windows/Linux/Mac (Universal) DVD/BD?

I can find tons of programs to make such USBs, but some computers I work with (Like an older netbook) Wont boot specific OS's from USB. But I want to fill up a BD rom disc with various forms of ...
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Create a virtual machine along with a dual boot (win 8.1 + ubuntu) machine

I wanted to know can i create a virtual machine on a dual boot machine? At present, I'm running on windows 8.1 along with ubuntu 14.04. Now I require a virtual machine (one more pc to be specific) ...