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Questions tagged [multi-boot]

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

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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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Prevent two dual-boot Windows 10 installs from seeing each other's disks [on hold]

I dual boot two Windows 10 installations installed to one SSD. With native Windows 10 and EasyBCD I get two Windows 10 installations. These can be booted separately, but (at least on UEFI) they can ...
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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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Cloning back Ubuntu partition after Windows 10 fresh install

I've had a 240 GB SSD for a while and just got a blank 1 TB HDD. I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 Pro (on the SSD). I want to upgrade to W10 while keeping Ubuntu, so I moved all my documents/...
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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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Windows 10 won't boot after installing Neon (Ubuntu)

I've just installed Ubuntu on an SSD with the intention of setting it up to dual boot with a preexisting installation of Windows 10 on the same SSD but I'm encountering a problem. The problem is very ...
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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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Multiboot (Ubuntu + W10) + Software RAID

I have to configure a naïve Dell Optiplex 7010 with two identical SATA (same model) hard drives. It doesn't support HW-RAID. (The old joke: 0 in RAID-0 means you get 0 data back if one of the drive ...
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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 ...
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Dual Boot with kali windows stuck in startup with a blue screen

I have installed Kali with windows. I have changed the boot order from grub and window 10 to first order. From then windows don't run. It just stuck with a blue screen and after that show a logo of ...
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Dual boot and Dropbox

I dual boot on my laptop: Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS Windows 10 I've set up Dropbox in both operating systems. I'm not actually syncing the Dropbox twice -- as my Dropbox is quite large, this would be ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04.1 file sharing

Dual boot with Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. Dell XPS came with Ubuntu native. I added the dual boot with media Microsoft sent. I was able to partition and install. When the Windows installed,...
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How to know if Linux overwrote windows boot loader

Currently my computer boots directly into Windows, but I can boot into BIOS to choose Linux's GRUB, so I'd like to know if I could safely delete Linux's partitions and allocate them back into windows ...
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Desktop with dual boot (MacOS/Win10) with random crashes on both OS

not gonna waste your time so straight to the point: First what I mean by "crash" - all monitors turn off as if the system slept, audio keeps going (yt videos keep playing) for a while between 3secs ...
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Windows 10 extremely slow boot from shut down or restart, not hibernate

I have a dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04, Asus republic of gamers, GL753V, one of the best gaming laptops, Windows OS is installed on SSD. After selecting windows from grub menu, I see ...
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Fixing my multi-OS U/EFI Situation

You'll have to forgive my ignorance - even after some reading the suject elludes me a bit. I have the following installed and was booting them all successfully using rEFInd: Windows 10 Antergos (...
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Can I upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro on a system running a dual boot with Windows 10 (Home) and Linux Mint?

I have a system running a dual boot setup with Linux Mint and Windows 10 Home. Linux Mint is my daily driver but I want to do some stuff on Windows which requires Windows 10 Pro. I already have a new ...
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Dual boot hibernation with Win10 and Arch sharing EFI partition

My appologies in advance if similar questions has been asked. I actually wanted to ask this in comments on one post but don't have enough reputation. I have a 256GB SSD containing Windows10 and Arch ...
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Kali Linux boots from USB, black screen after boot option

Trying to figure out what's going on with my laptop. As you can see in the picture below, Kali Linux boots, but upon selecting live system boot or "start installer" I'm presented with a black box in ...
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No grub trying to dual boot Win 10 and Ubuntu

So I've got a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 G6 and I'm trying to set it up dual booting windows 10 and Ubuntu. I do have secure boot turned on and it is uefi. The issue is that when I boot to the HDD I see ...
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How to switch from Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) to Windows and vice versa without closing applications and losing data?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 on my laptop (Samsung 9 Always). I'm switching back and forth between the two OSs. I became to wonder if I can save all the open applications and data before ...
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Dual boot with offline disks

I have a setup with 2 Windows installations in the same machine (different physical disks) and I'm keeping them separated, meaning that each installation has the other one's disk as "offline". This ...
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I want to restore my Windows to factory setting

I have Sony VAIO with Windows 7 pre installed. I have installed Ubuntu in a seperate partition to get dual boot to work. I am trying now to restore the Windows factory settings on drive C, but my ...
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Windows no longer boots up: bcdedit command likely at fault

I was trying to dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu when I ran into a problem: My system would immediately boot up Windows without bringing up the familiar GRUB menu that gives me a list with Windows or ...
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How to make bootable Ubuntu USB stick to boot in legacy mode? (Dual boot system with Windows 7)

I have Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook UH572 -laptop with 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Windows is apparently installed in legacy mode, and I would also like to install Linux Ubuntu 18.04 also in ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 with Bitlocker Enabled

I took the following steps to create a dual boot setup on my SurfaceBook with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 1) Installed Windows 10 2) Suspended Bitlocker 3) Installed Ubuntu 18.04 from a USB ...
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Windows 8.1 can't shutdown after dual boot with Debian

I have a MSI GE60 2PC Apache, I could use Debian 9 and Windows 8.1 together before I installed Win 10. After Win 10, I had shutdown problems so I installed again Win 8.1 but this problem started after ...
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Mysterious Manjaro boot issue

Since Linux Mint is dropping the KDE desktop, I've been exploring other distros offering KDE to replace it. I installed Kubuntu, Manjaro, and openSUSE on a USB hard drive to evaluate them side-by-...
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Trying to dual boot install Kali Linux on Windows 10, consistent black screen once installation tries to begin

I’ve been a Linux user for a little while now, mostly Mint and feel as though it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. For the past day and a half, I have been trying to dual boot Kali and I ...
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Get a Windows machine to boot again after GRUB broken, Linux and Ext4 partitions erased

The Grub2 files on a single drive Lenovo dual boot laptop have been erased, along with everything else in the Ext4 partition, when the user resized the Ext4 partition to make more space for Windows 10 ...
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Installing Windows10 after Linux, with disk encryption

There are many similar questions, but I cannot find one to answer this particular niche. Context: I have a 2TB Hard Disk, which (ignoring other miscellaneous EFI, swap or recovery partitions) is ...
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Share RAID between Linux and Windows 10

I have a PC with two SSD, one for Windows 10 and one for Linux. I also have two more 1TB disks that I want to use as a software RAID 1 volume shared between Windows and Linux OS. Which way could be ...
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Dual-booting from Thunderbolt device

recently, I bought a new laptop and get some money from the old one. For work/school I am using a Linux system, but I am contemplating, to buy an eGPU enclosure. I noticed, that HP Omen Accelerator ...
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select boot device on American Megatrends BIOS Version B3W6_NA123C.029 05/05/2017 13:55:49

I am trying to boot a Laptop with the American Megatrends BIOS from a different boot device. The setup shows Boot option priorities "Windows Boot Manager" and "UEFI: Built-in EFI...". There is also ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and 10

I don't see that specific answer in the posts. I just purchased a new computer with Windows 10 installed. My current PC has Windows 7 installed. I would like to simply remove the HDD from my current ...
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Can I retroactively enable Bitlocker on a dual-boot system with data on the partitions?

I have a laptop with 1 hard drive, which has Windows 10 and Arch Linux on it. I intend to enable Bitlocker for the Windows partitions. It uses UEFI mode for booting. Secure Boot is disabled. Is ...
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Windows 10 Twice on same machine (again)

Windows 10 v1709 wouldn't update to v1803, so downloaded OS image, disconnected SSD with v1709 installed, and did custom clean install of v1803 to new SSD formatted as GPT. Verified new v1803 working, ...
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Windows 10 fails to boot after update

My computer fails to boot into the Windows 10 OS after the recent update. It just goes into the windows loading screen and just goes blank after few seconds and stays there for few more seconds and ...
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Dualboot Windows can't boot after cloning partitions to new SSD

I have a dual-boot system with Kubuntu 16.04 and windows 7, both systems spread over multiple partitions, when I added a new SSD to the system. The plan was to copy the windows system-partition, the ...