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Questions tagged [multi-boot]

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

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Windows 10 update disrupting Ubuntu dual boot once again

I am typing this on my phone now as my laptop has been put out of use by what had just occurred. After a recent windows 10 update, I was once again faced with problems relating to my Ubuntu dual ...
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Windows manager not booting after grub

I have: Windows 7 installed on my primary HDD 500GB Debian 9 installed on secondary SSD 100 GB in caddy placed in CD-ROM OUTPUT of lsblk on Debian: debian:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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Win7/Win10 boot drive selection makes problems

Last week I inserted new disk to my PC and installed Win 10 on it. I have 2 bootable disks in my PC now (the other one is Win7 which I already had in PC). I set the disk with Win10 as default disk to ...
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my drive is not accessible when switch between two installed win10

i have 3 hard drive on my laptop. 128g ssd (MBR) for my old win10 500g ssd (gpt) for my win10 2tb hdd (gpt) for hackintosh and store my file i hibernated my win10 on the 500g ssd drive and switch ...
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Windows boot manager with UEFI not loading

I had windows 10 preinstalled on my system with boot type UEFI mentioned in my lenovo ideal pad boot options. I dual booted with linux mint tara which worked fine with grub loader showing both the OS ...
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How to script in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and call it from a batch file?

Over on https://askubuntu.com/a/1108609/912537 I suggested a method to edit grub from windows. I have grub installed on /boot/efi/EFI/grub and have been trying to create a script which changes the "...
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My computer's hard drive won't show up when I get to the partitioning phase of dual booting Kali Linux and Windows 10

I am trying to set up a dual boot with Kali Linux on my Windows machine for school and work. When I get to the point in the set up where I need to partition the free memory on my machine, the ...
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Dual Boot windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 grub doesn't load ( worked fine past 4 years stops all of a sudden )

My pc does not show grub and boots directly onto windows even if i press f12 and select ubuntu from boot options. i tried bcedit and a couple other solutions on the internet and they don't work . i ...
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Lubuntu next to Windows (dual boot) with EFI?

I am trying to install Linux next to my existing Windows. Previously I had Debian but decided it's time to change (new year, etc). So I decided to go with Lubuntu and switched booting from legacy to ...
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Manjaro dual-booted with Win10 on separate drives - Manjaro's EFI partition type lists as BitLocker. Will not load grub

system: Manjaro running on an m.2 nvme drive, Windows 10 running on a separate HDD Problem: Over the holidays I seem to have messed up my system pretty badly. I have had a stable system for several ...
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Can I share VirtualBox images between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu 18.10 and Windows 10 dualboot on my laptop and I'm using VirtualBox 5.2 and 6.0 on both host OS. My guests are usually Ubuntu systems. I share some data between the different OS by ...
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Boot Order is changing automatically

My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 720 15IKB that is set up to dual boot between Mint [Linux] and Windows 10. The system came with Windows 10 pre-installed and the partition Windows 10 is on was shrunk to ...
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The way partitions are arranged affects the MBR of a hard drive?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3558. I have a 500 GB hard drive that I use for two things: Allocate personal data of my main OS (which is allocated in a 120GB SSD) and is the first volume of that drive's ...
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Windows Fast Startup Dual boot workaround possible?

I would like to enable fast startup in windows 10 when dual booting. I know that this is not recommended and normally will lead to data loss, so I'm asking about a specific case and/or possible hacks. ...
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How to boot a physical Linux partition with Qemu for Windows 10 X64 bit?

I have Debian Linux and Windows 10 installed alongside on my first hard drive. I want to start my Debian install from within Windows through Qemu and the Hax hypervisor. This is how is partitioned my ...
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Install GNU GRUB as standalone?

Want to install GNU GRUB (latest ver.) as standalone, but I don't know how. Trying to install GRUB so it has its own partition (eg. /dev/sda1/). I'm multi-booting Windows and some Linux distributions.
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Computer not booting unless power-cycled subsequent to windows shutdowns

..however, this issue doesn't happen if I shutdown from Linux Mint on this dual booting UEFI system. So, if I shutdown (or restart or hibernate) from Windows 10, the POST stops before I get to the ...
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Move/Resize Partition

I had dual boot on my computer run W10 and Linux Mint, so after test Linux to programming, I decided to remove the partition where contains w10. So far so good. Now the partition stays on left, and I ...
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Modified system reserved partition but now no boot device found error(code:0xc000021a) on dual boot system(Windows 10 & Ubuntu LTS 18.04)

I actually tried to modify the system reserved partition size so that the recent windows update can be installed without error on my hp 15ac122tu machine which is i3 5th gen. I tried to modify the ...
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Windows 10 won't boot after moving EFI partition

On dualboot, I had two EFI partitions on two drives. One drive with EFI partition for GNU/Linux, second drive and EFI partition for Windows. I moved Windows boot files from second EFI partition to ...
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How to create EFI when installing secondary OS on a Legacy System?

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop in Legacy mode. I want to install Ubuntu. I shrank the Windows main partition by 150GB and am installing Linux there. During installation, I get this error ...
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Is it possible to dual boot without sharing drives?

Is there any way to have dual boot set up on 2 different drives, say 2 different versions of windows that do NOT have access to the other drive? So that if one gets infected with malware, the other ...
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PWM Fan wonkiness after returning from suspend. 4.19.6-1-MANJARO

Edit: I am having a problem with my CPU fans. I am dual booting with windows 10, and this problem doesnt exist there. Only with linux. When i start up the linux system, eventhing is OK. The fans run ...
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How do I set up a dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows 10?

I have literally seen this question appear at least 10 times on forums, however none of them are of my genes - they don't answer what I need! So I have this laptop which has two drives: 512GB SSD (...
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How to install Windows while Linux is already installed? (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

i've got Linux Mint on my machine and need Windows to be installed. Is there a way to install Windows without overwriting the bootloader? Also I couldn't find any guide how to backup/recover the ...
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Dual Boot vs VM vs Hypervisor vs Other for Windows Gaming + Linux setup on home laptop + dual screen

Here's some context for the questions. Dual Boot I installed Windows 10 on my first HDD /sda 128GB. I installed Linux Ubuntu 18.10 on my second HDD /sdb2 ~150GB I also previously partitioned that ...
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How to isolate a drive?

Question At Linux boot, is there an option I can add to the “vmlinuz…” line that will prevent the OS from ever (at least in that session) being able to see or access NVMe SSDs - while keeping all ...
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Grub2 of previous OS controls the boot process

I have 3 OS's on my computer. First, I installed windows 10. Secondly, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with GUI). Thirdly, CentOS 7 (without GUI). During Ubuntu installation, I installed Grub2 into MBR and ...
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Exit Code 141 Upon Kubuntu 18.04 Dual Boot

I am trying to dual boot Kubuntu with Windows 10. I get a partman 141 code error. I have checked Windows and am using the correct GPT. I read an answer on here somewhere that says to format the ...
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Is there a way to disable a hard drive in the UEFI?

BIOS allowed to disable specific hard drives. However I don't seem to find information about how to do it in UEFI. I would like to dual-boot, but I strongly prefer each Operating System (Which will be ...
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Dual boot windows 10/ Parrot afterward problems

I installed Parrot OS (dual boot) after windows 10. But now I can't boot the windows 10 I had before. There doesn't exist the windows 10 option on the boot menu of parrot. Even though I was doing all ...
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Write img to partition in SDD. Dual boot windows and Chromefy Chrome-os

I'm using a Matebook x pro running Windows and with rEFInd as my boot manager. Yesterday I found out about Chromefy and really wanted to try and make my own ChromeOs build for my matebook. I managed ...
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How to install Linux in a flash drive

I want to install Linux on my flash drive so that it functions like a plug and play PC. For this I have selected lubuntu 18.04 LTS. But I don't want it to ask which operating system to boot. If the ...
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Speakers Not Recognized on Dual Boot (No Audio)

I use windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 as dual boot. If I turn on my laptop and enter windows, the speakers are not even found and there is no audio. If I turn the laptop off, back on and disable audio in ...
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How to hide Win Installations from each other in multiboot - Grub2Win [closed]

I have installed two copies of Win10 on one ssd. I am using Grub2Win . My problem: When booting either of the installations I can see C: and D: (the second installation) in Explorer. How do I edit the ...
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Missing drivers to install Windows 7 on Ubuntu 18 Thinkpad

I am trying to install Windows 7 on a dedicated partition on a Thinkpad T460s that is currently running Ubuntu 18. I created the partition with gparted, and I created the bootable USB using Rufus from ...
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windows trying to mount the entire disk containing ESP partition

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10, on separate disks. Disk A has the ESP partition and the Ubuntu partition. Disk B has the windows partitions. When I tried to pass the disks ...
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Dual boot install and re-partitioning to use mbr2gpt tool

I now have Windows 10 Pro, build 17134. I want to create dual boot for Ubuntu 18.04. I want to use MBR2GPT.exe tool because now my BIOS mode is "Legacy" (MBR). Requirement is to have only 3 ...
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Dual Boot issue with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 on Asus GT 703G laptop

Aim: I wanted to make it dual boot with Ubuntu 16 and Windows 10. Complete system specs are shown in the screenshot below. System Spec The things I tried: Based on various blogs ...
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Restoring Windows 10 boot files from Ubuntu

I just messed up my boot files while cleaning my internal devices. I had a dual boot grub with Ubuntu 18 and Windows 10, after executing sudo update-grub things just got worse, now the splash menu for ...
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Use Linux Mint to access files from "Windows Subsystem for Linux” written by Ubuntu

I have Windows installed on my C: drive, and I have Ubuntu/Bash in Windows.  I have a second partition with Linux Mint.  On Windows bash I tried to use fdisk -l to see what partitions there are, ...
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Dual Booting with Windows 10 - Ubuntu will see Windows 10 as FreeDOS during installation?

So, I bought a Lenovo Laptop a while ago and installed Windows 10 on a partition I created (as I remember) - I don't remember anything about uninstalling FreeDOS or something in that category. Now ...
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Mint Linux can't find unallocated ssd disk sapce

My laptop DELL PRECISION 3530 has 1 TB SSD. First I installed Windows 10 in 300 GB, and left the rest unallocated. I planned to install Mint Linux in the rest of the space. When I boot Mint Linux by ...
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Setting up passwordless SSH auth from linux client to windows side of dual booting host. ssh-copy-id fails

My end goal is to get ssh access to my dual boot desktop from my laptop running mint no matter the desktops state (off,on, windows 10, mint 19, etc) I have ed25519 auth set up between my laptop(mint) ...
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Window To Go / WintoUSB on a PC with an external Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive

I've hit information overload in terms of trying to figure out how to get windows 10 up an running on an external drive. I recently purchased an external 500 GB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD drive with the ...
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APFS or JHFS+ for dual boot MacOSX Mojave / Fedora?

What filesystem, APFS or JHFS+ is needed for a dual boot system on Mac, OSX Mojave / Fedora? Will Fedora install into APFS?
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Ubuntu switches to readonly mode but no bad blocks found on HDD

My Dell 3000 has a dual boot of Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10, when I boot into Ubuntu it starts off ok but randomly switches to read-only so I cannot do any work. I've done some research and I've run ...
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Encrypting whole hard disk while dual booting Windows and Linux?

I would like to have a system where, upon powering on, I am asked for a passphrase to decrypt the whole hard disk and, once the passphrase is entered, the hard disk is decrypted and I am redirected to ...
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Windows 10 Installation made Ubuntu unbootable

So since installing Windows 10 onto my computer I can't use Ubuntu anymore. Whenever I go into the boot menu and select the drive with Ubuntu on it the only thing I get is a black screen and a ...
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EFI partitions after wiping out Ubuntu

I've decided to wipe out dual booted-Ubuntu off my pc. However, i made a mistake of not dealing with the partitions before wiping Ubuntu off. Now, windows is not letting me extend my HDD with the ...