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BIOS cannot see Kali Linux boot option after external drive containing it is unplugged

I successfully installed Kali Linux onto an external HDD and after the installation was complete I was able to boot back into it without pulling out the HDD. After that I went into Windows (which is ...
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Force ICH7-M AHCI mode works in Linux with grub2 and setpci, not in Windows

This is my first post, forgive me if I am in the wrong place or if my post is considered inappropriate. I have borrowed the idea from numerous Mac user forums, after I added a SSD disk to my Sony VAIO ...
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Windows blue screen but Linux runs fine

I have a dual boot system with Windows 10 and Manjaro. I use Linux 99% of the time but it happens that, for some reason, I have to start Windows. Last week, I was welcomed with the famous blue screen. ...
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Recovering Windows 11

I messed up Windows 11 when I resized my linux partition in gparted, after this when I tried to boot Win 11 from the grub menu, I was getting two lines of error about gpt and windows manager, etc. ...
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Windows 7 and Fedora on separate drives

I have and old 240 gb SATA SSD with Windows 7 installed. Today my new 1 tb NVME SSD arrived and I decided to use it for Fedora. I wanted to make the systems as independent as possible, so I physically ...
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bcdedit specified entry identifier not valid on command prompt

Context: I have Ubuntu and Win11 installed, but I access directly to Win11. If i run bcdedit I get: Administrador de arranque de Windows ---------------------------------- Identificador {...
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Grub2win is showing a bunch of errors while trying to dual boot ChromeOS

I tried to install chromeos using this guide I did exactly everything except the step at 5:34 because it didn't show for me and continued to the end,when booting to grub2win and trying to start ...
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GParted Maximum /boot Partition Size?

I have an Arch dual boot system with Windows on my desktop PC (not a laptop). It's been while since I've last messed around with it and now I would like to "revive" it. One of the first ...
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How to remove grub from MacBook?

I tried to dual boot Linux Mint on a Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, it failed to finish, mentioning something about grub failing to install. However, when I tried again to install, it gave me an option ...
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Can't install Linux Mint after Windows 11

After performing a clean install of Windows 11 on my PC, I have tried to install Linux Mint (Cinnamon 20.3) in order to have dual boot Windows/Linux. I burned the Linux iso image onto a USB and tried ...
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Folders on another partition from Windows are read-only and can't run .exe files (dualboot with Ubuntu)

I have a SSD on which I installed Windows 10, then Ubuntu 20.04 (Linux Lite). On Windows I have 2 partitions: C: - where Windows is installed E: - I use it to have access to my files from both ...
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Why is my SSD drive is not listed when I run list disk" in "diskpart" command?

In disk management, the SSD drive shows online, but when I try to convert it into a basic disk it tells me this: “The operation is not allowed on a disk that is offline” And also does not show any ...
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Cannot install windows 10 alongside Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu installed on my NVMe drive on my computer. I wanted to install Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu. I followed tutorials and when I boot from the USB stick which has Windows 10 on it and go ...
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I installed an SSD with Windows 10 from a dead laptop into another laptop. How can I add the second SSD OS to windows boot manager and dual boot?

I have two laptops. One I use mostly for work stuff. Even though I use it for work, it's my own personal laptop and not corporate owned. The other laptop I use for personal activities. They both have ...
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About formating system in dual boot UEFI (Windows 10 and linux distro)

In a dual boot system (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, for example), both systems use the same EFI partition created by the Windows installer. If I need to format Ubuntu for any reason, like changing ...
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Dual boot W7 and W10 second partition not working

Disk type is GPT I have installed Windows 7 then made full backup using Aomei Backupper Then wiped disk and installed Windows 10 and made full backup using Aomei Bacupper. Then wiped disk and restored ...
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When and how to set up a sufficiently large EFI partition for dual Secure Boot

Let's assume you wish to install Debian stable „bullseye“ amd64 and Windows 11 for dual boot with Secure Boot on a modern computer. Lower bounds on the size of a EFI partition have been suggested. ...
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Do I have to make a partition before installing dual-boot Ubuntu?

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10. On the guides I have seen online, people generally make a disk partition prior to installation. Then on the installation screen when they are asked ...
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When trying to access Bios it stays on opening... but doesn't open, windows works fine

I just installed KDE-Neon Linux as dual boot, after installing I tried to restart my computer and open the boot menu to boot into the same OS. But this failed and the boot menu was stuck on opening... ...
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Installing windows 10 on multi-boot drive

My SSD has the partitions in the following order Windows EFI C drive Linux systemd EFI (seriously, I boot linux with F12 button everytime) Linux drive Linux swap Windows Recovery drive (yes, it's ...
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trying to install openSuse Leap 15.3 alongside existing windows10 on my surface pro

Device Spec Windows Spec Disk Partition in Windows Now, when I restart and boot using a openSuse Leap 15.3 bootable USB, i expect to see a 100 GB disk that I could partition as required (root, home, ...
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I have completely wiped out my SSD, how do I install new OS? [duplicate]

I had dual boot with Windows 11 and Kali. I have completely wiped out the SSD & as I wanted to start fresh. But as I turn on the computer it says "Boot Media not found (032) Please install an ...
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Keep getting "Error has occured and system can't recover" screen upon booting ZorinOS

Recently, I have installed ZorinOS on a spare ssd that I have so that I can explore Linux and be able to dual boot Linux and Windows. Things started off fine, however, I have been recently ...
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How to change Windows 10 boot path with grub boot loader?

I know that some similar questions have been already asked but i didnt find my case exactly i have 2 drives one ssd and hdd i had windows previously installed on the hdd then i got an ssd installed ...
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How to install grub to the host EFI partition with-in the guest vm?

I want to setup a GNU/Debian along with Windows 11 in my laptop Thinkpad X1 nano. I don't have a Type-C USB hub, so I can't use USB stick or CDROM. So I have to use VirtualBox with write-through ...
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Start Win10 with Grub on legacy PC

I have: HP Pavilion dv4 with legacy BIOS. HDD from another crashed laptop Toshiba Satellite with dual boot Win10 OEM (UEFI) and Debian 11 The Toshiba Satellite HDD inside HP Pavilion When power on ...
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Unable to view my drives while installing pop!_os

I am trying to dual boot windows with pop!_os, and after i restart my laptop with the boot USB inserted(which contains pop) gparted does not show any drives , just the USB. (I have a 1 TB NVMe SSD)
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How to boot back to Ubuntu within Windows by editing the Grub file when Grub Customizer is installed in Ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu OS. Currently, Windows is the default OS. Within the Ubuntu environment, I use the Grub Customizer to change the order of OS. I have Linux File ...
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Fedora refuses to install next to Win 10

So I'm trying to dual boot Fedora 35 with Win 10 on the same SSD. I have created free space on my disk worth 50 GB and tried to install Fedora from a bootable USB. The system always boots into live ...
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Dual-boot windows 10/Arch linux, able to boot into Linux, but windows blue screens

I'm having this dual-boot problem, where booting from grub to Arch Linux is not a problem, however booting into windows leaves a blue-screen. This is the blue screen In the grub menu: Able to boot ...
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How to convert Un-allocated space to free space in windows 10?

I have two disk. disk 0 (Hdd 1Tb) disk 1 (Ssd 240 Gb) I am making dual boot by installing ubuntu. I followed this normal guide of dual booting. I created un-allocated space of 60 GB in disk 1 for ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 on top of Linux Mint 19 with an old motherboard

I have an existing Linux Mint 19.3 installation. I would now like to dual boot it with Windows 10. Ideally I would do this without clobbering the Linux install, but I have backups so it's not so bad ...
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Unable to use USB as a storage device due to balenaetcher

I tried to flash a kali linux iso disk onto my USB using 'balena etcher'. I did this thinking that I would still be able to use my USB as a storage device afterwards but apparently not. I am using a ...
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Grub command runs twice

I am trying to change boot priority and time out in grub. When i run 'update-grub' command, I see the same output twice even for one execution. Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub' Sourcing file `/etc/...
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How do I keep only the base installation files of Manjaro on one drive, and everything else on the other?

I have two drives, a 240GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to dualboot Manjaro KDE and Windows 10. Due to the limited space on my SSD, I want to keep only the base installation files of the OS on that drive ...
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Repair Ubuntu and Windows system loading from dualboot

I have some strange behavior with my ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 4th. It has two OS: Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 I working only with Ubuntu, but I cannot delete Windows, because it is a work laptop. ...
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Windows boot manager loops itself after choosing drive to to boot from

I have dual booted my laptop with windows 11 and ubuntu 20.04. The problem I am facing is: After selecting Windows Boot Manager from GNU GRUB version 2.04, Choose you keyboard layout pops up -> ...
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UEFI Boot Options not on Windows' boot partition get wiped?

I'm not sure why, but it seems like any boot options on my SSD that I add that isn't part of Windows' boot partition seem to be reverted every time I reboot my system. I tried making a separate ...
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Can I clone my current win 10 OS partition and install it on a 2nd partition for a dual boot system?

I just got a new computer and have finished setting up win 10 to my preferences and installed various apps. What I'd like to do now is shrink the partition and create a 2nd partition. I would like to ...
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How to DUPLICATE a dual boot SSD (to a larger SSD)?

I've finally got my system EXACTLY the way I want it. MacBook 2012 - internal 500GB SSD running Mojave and Windows 7 (nothing to do with "bootcamp", just a separate bootable partition - I ...
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Setting up boot manager with Windows 10 and Fedora 35

So I have 2 SSDs and 2 HDDs. On first SSD I have installed Windows 10, and second SSD I use for a game. First HDD I use for storing data and second one aswell but I decided to install Fedora 35 on ...
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Impossible to power off and lost of USB on dual boot

I am facing a weird issue I think. I was working on my Ubuntu 21.10 on my laptop. This laptop is configured with a dual boot with Windows 10. It usually works flawlessly. I then rebooted it to go on ...
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Dual booting two instances of Windows 10, how to encrypt one so the other cannot access?

I currently have two separate instances of Windows 10 Home installed on two different SSD's in my machine. I want to encrypt one instance (my main install) and the associated files which are on ...
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How can I get Windows to detect an NTFS partition on a Linux boot device?

I'm running Linux Mint 20.2 on a removable USB4 storage device alongside a Windows 10 NVMe drive, so not explicitly a 'dual boot' but close enough (and fast enough) for my use case. The storage device ...
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dual boot bluetooth issue: win10 & win11

I'm having some trouble to keep permanent paired a logitech k810 on a pc with dual boot (win10&11) through bluetooth. First, i pair the keyboard on w10 for key no1: ok second, i reboot and load ...
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Laptop bricked after uninstalling dual boot

I have an Acer Swift 5 running windows 11. I wanted to install Manjaro for dual booting, so I created a new partition, changed SATA mode to AHCI and installed Manjaro to that partition. I later ...
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Wake On LAN works after linux shutdown but not windows

My PC has dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10, installed on separate hard drive. Some background: when the PC power on, it goes to the grub menu, and default on Ubuntu. each time I want to use the Windows,...
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Does changing OS in dual boot confuse battery estimations for charging and discharging times?

I have dual boot set up With windows and Elementary OS and the discharge estimations seem to vary on changing OS mid way like at 85% Windows gave estimated 8 hrs left untill empty but Elementary shows ...
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Why my Dual Boot Win10 x PopOS doesn't work?

Yesterday I tried for the first time to Dual boot Windows x Pop OS. I installed Pop OS, everything worked, but then I couldn't boot back to Windows, and after 4 hours I found command bcdboot C:\...
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How to reinstall grub / remount /boot/efi on a running system? Linux Mint 20.2

I'm new to linux and I've installed Linux Mint 20.2 as dual-boot on a new SSD / NvMe device. Windows 10 was still installed on a existing SSD. Turned out i've missed creating and extra partition for /...
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