Questions tagged [multi-boot]

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

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Triple-boot Ubuntu with existing dual boot Window 7 and 10

I would like to install Ubuntu alongside my existing dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10. During installation of the Ubuntu "trial" it recognized Windows 10 but no mention of Windows 7. This ...
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Adding entry to Windows 10 boot menu

I have a laptop with a main SSD drive with Windows 10 (Disco 2 in the below screenshot) and a secondary hdd drive placed in a hdd optical drive caddy (Disco 1 in the below screenshot): "Disco 3&...
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After GRUB was installed I need to replace a HDD and load a new Windows installation on it. What are the procedures?

I have a UBUNTU installation and GRUB on a internal mSSD drive installed. There was a Windows 10 installation on the C: drive by the time when I did the update of the machine with a mSSD and the ...
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Windows/Linux dual boot PC fails to boot after power cuts out when removing the Linux partition

I have a Windows PC, but I dual booted Manjaro (Linux) on it to speed up development. Now that I'm done, I want to remove Manjaro and return the PC. I deleted Manjaro partition, but we got a power cut ...
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Windows 10 (via GRUB, dual-boot configuration) doesnt boot, only blinking underscore

Introduction I have two partitions on a single hard drive. One with Ubuntu and one with Windows 10. Under normal circumstances I could choose either one with a GRUB entry and it would boot that OS ...
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Efi/microsoft/boot/bootmgfw.efi not found after restarting laptop from windows update

hi this may sound duplicating question but is different to all the other related to this. I ran windows update for Cummalitive updates recently on my dual boot laptop.This failed while updating and i ...
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Switch existing windows install in multiboot environment to independent?

I have two physical drives. The new drive I installed another copy of windows on but the old drive contains the bootloader. If I disconnect the old drive how can I make the new drive boot ...
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Windows Boot Manager Disapears after booting any Live Linux Distro?

Anytime I plug in a USB to my computer and I boot it, I have to completely reinstall windows to even be able to get into it just after booting a USB. I don't even have to do anything in the Live ...
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Possible to either pass GPU to VM or seamlessly switch between multiboot OSes?

After using a Windows 10 PC for University, work, gaming and development (as a hobby), I want to separate them to a Linux machine for development and Windows for everything else. Now, dual-boot can ...
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How do I change the Windows 10 default boot Volume?

I have two hard drives in my computer that each have Windows 10 installed on them. On boot, I am asked which volume I would like to boot from with the top option selected by default after I think 10 ...
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Two partitions marked as primary results in “OS not found”

I am dual booting, and I have both partitions marked as "primary". This results to "OS not found" on boot. How do I fix this?
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Can't dual boot Win 10 and XP

I can't install Windows XP. IF I try, at the first moment, the PC will reboot and boot to Windows 10 (default). How do I install WIn XP without the PC self-rebooting? IF I do it in VMware, I get a ...
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Unable to boot any Windows after a mistake on one of the instances of Windows

Here is my current setup: I have an SSD with the first installation of Windows and thus the boot manager. Two mechanical HDD which one of which holds another Windows installation done later. The last ...
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Multi-boot external M.2 NVMe drive

I recently bought an M.2 NVMe drive and enclosure with the intent of setting it up as an external drive that is able to boot from a selection of multiple ISOs (predominantly Linux ISOs, with some ...
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Linux Mint not booting on dual boot

I have a dual boot PC with Windows and Mint. Selecting Mint causes the system to reboot, then reboot again and display the OS menu. It will keep doing this as long as I keep selecting Mint. My PC ...
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MBP unibody mid 2012 mac-windows10 dualboot audio issue

i have this really strange problem with my MBP unibody mid 2012. in my mac boot, my speakers sound super broken, you would think it would need a replacement. but when i boot into windows 10, it sounds ...
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New Debian installation doesn't show up in boot

I just installed Debian 11 onto a new PC that had a working preinstalled Windows 10. I shrank the NTFS partition and installed Debian on a new partition on the free space. Everything is configured as ...
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GRUB missing Window option after update

After Windows update yesterday, my PC which initially dual boot with Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, has a missing "Windows" option upon the GRUB start up. I had tried to repair the PC with ...
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Can update Windows 10 lead to dual-boot with Ubuntu issues in a GPT hard disk?

I read this article before installing Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 and according to the ninth case in the article, update Windows can lead to Master Boot Record being rewritten and leaving with a ...
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Multiboot Windows 10 with couple of Windows 7

Let's say I have already dualboot two Windows 7. I have an empty partition on one of disks and want to install Windows 10 there and have multiboot with all previously installed Windows 7. As far as I ...
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Will repartitioning cause me any problems?

I have an SSD with current OS an HDD with partition D\ with another OS Same HDD with partition E\ for Data I have shrunk D\ successfully, Disk Management now shows "unallocated" space I ...
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How more secure is using Shim/PreLoader than having Secure Boot disabled?

I have my doubts on how secure is using Shim/PreLoader to allow booting Linux with Secure Boot enabled. My doubt comes from the fact that it seems to me Shim's MokManager and PreLoader's HashTool can ...
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Dual boot windows/linux forever boots to GRUB loading

I have a dual-boot PC running Windows 10 and Linux. Something got jacked up and now it's impossible to boot to windows. The PC always boots to this prompt no matter what I do: GRUB loading. Welcome to ...
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How to enable BitLocker when booting Windows 10 from a non-Microsoft boot manager?

My setup I have ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 laptop and want it to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. For that I want to use a boot manager supporting both Linux and Windows; currently I'm using rEFInd. I also want ...
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M1 Macbook Air - is Boot Camp Ubuntu possible?

I have been using Ubuntu on a VM on my M1 and I quite enjoy it so I have been thinking about running it natively. I have seen many videos and I know how to but I have a few general questions. I know ...
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POP OS systemd-boot/kernelstub remember last boot OS (as in GRUB)

Please, how do I set systemd-boot/kernelstub (/boot/efi/loader/loader.conf) to remember last booted OS? In GRUB its easy by GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true ... but in POP! OS... How? Thanks!
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whyis the boot menu not going?

i have no usb so as i wanted to go to linux. i used unetbootin and did it. but i then deleted unetbootin and the iso file but the boot menu stayed with the same option. now as i have deleted all ...
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Will changes (disabling camera, microphone, etc) made on windows remain on linux?

does anyone know that if I made changes to something like charging thereshold and disabling camera on windows, will that apply to my linux system as well? Also, if I later on uninstall windows and ...
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Making rEFInd recognize two Windows 10 and Linux

I've recently installed Windows 10 both on my SSD and HDD. They shared one boot partition on SSD and after startup I could choose either from windows boot manager. Last week I installed Pop os on new ...
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How to Stop Receiving Insider Builds for Windows 10 without breaking VHD setup: \windows\systems32\winload.efi (0xc0000428)

I have enrolled myself into Dev Channel of Windows Insider Program. I am not quite sure whether I needed to enroll myself to Dev Channel of Windows Insider Program to setup my machine as a dual boot, ...
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How to fix Win10 mbr with multiboot Linuxes

I believe my desktop is screwed.... I happened to buy a new desktop online with Win10 Pro pre-installed. Got it home finally and decided to use attempt to have Linux installed with existing OS. I ...
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How to remove bootable VHD on Windows 10 safely

On my Windows 10 (ja-jp) machine, I have created a VHD for dual booting (maxiumum=98304 type=expandable). Screenshot: Dual Boot However, I now want to remove the VHD and re-installl Windows again. I ...
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Linux On a Second Hard Drive

I want to install a second os (a Linux distro) to a second SSD on my computer. I know about installation and etc. but I a fear of something. Once I've tried to install second OS on my computer and ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on a working windows 10 Asus Tuf Gaming A17 FA706IH-AU016T

just now I brought an Asus Tuf Gaming (FA706IH-AU016T) with a working Windows 10 operating system. I'm using this laptop for my Android development I just want to install Ubuntu on this one. And I ...
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How to remove second boot OS to install another OS?

I have a laptop with dual boot with Windows10 installed first and then Linux Mint and at boot appears the Grub menu. I'd like to install another Linux distro, but first I'd like to remove the Linux ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu 18.04/Windows 10 No Room [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot my Dell Latitude D7270 with Windows and Ubuntu Desktop 18.04. When I enter I look at my storage in settings it says my C: drive has 98GB free (230 GB Total). Yet when I try to ...
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Grub Shell: Boot without graphics drivers

At boot, instead of the usual Menu, I am greeted with the Grub Shell. I know how to set the linux kernel and inintrd image, but using the boot command also apparently loads the GPU drivers (my ...
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How can I install a 2TB SSD alongside a pre-existing 500GB dual boot SSD with Windows/Ubuntu?

I have recently purchased a 2TB Western Digital Blue SSD as an upgrade for my PC. Currently, my PC runs as a dual boot machine (Windows 10/Ubuntu) on a 500GB Western Digital Blue SSD. The reason for ...
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Clear EFI Boot menu (Windows 10)

I have some redundant options in Boot - EFI, which I tried to clear out via Visual BCD and Hasleo EasyUEFI, but they keep coming back. I want to keep Windows 10 and remove Linpus lite and ubuntu.
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How to output rEFind boot interface to external monitor

I connected my AOC monitor through HDMI to my HP laptop. And I am using rEFind as a boot manager to choose between Arch Linux and Windows 10. But the rEfind is shown only on my laptop monitor. I ...
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How to setup dual boot when the second OS is copied from another system?

I have PC#1 with Windows 10 installed on its SSD drive. I have PC#2 with Windows 7 installed on its SSD drive. What I want to do is combine those 2 already-installed OS on 2 partitions of the same SSD....
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Could not set BootOrder: No space left on device

When I boot my HP computer, these messages appear: System BootOrder not found. Initializing defaults … Could not create variable: … Out of resources After 2 failed attempts (Out of resources), Grub ...
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Installing Linux ubuntu on Hp omen 15

I have an HP omen 15-dh1059nr. Is it possible to install ubuntu on it with no issues? Specs: Intel 1-7 10750h Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 16gb ram Windows 10 UEFI mode
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In a dual OS PC, How to make the second OS invisible when running the boot loader and how to restore it when needed

In my pc, there are two operating systems in two partitions. Thus, the boot loader shows all of them when starting the PC. I want to make the boot loader run one OS in order to hide the existence of ...
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Boot from Cloned USB-SSD

I cloned my internal disk (win10) to an usb drive (linux:dd). I want to select at startup which drive to use. But if I boot from USB, windows always uses the internal drive. I guess the problem is the ...
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Fixing Grub, no partition

So I made some foolish mistakes that confused my computer altogether. In trying to install a second os on the same ssd, and not liking the end result, for the graphical user interface of that os was ...
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Windows Boot manager showing blank > then normal boot after the 30 secs

I installed second Windows 10 on my laptop (now it's dual boot with two Windows 10 installations). The newer installation is set as default and first in the Windows Boot Manager menu. But when I ...
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Black screen instead of “Choose an operating system menu”, then normal boot (probably after the 30 seconds)

I had Windows 10 installed on one partition, and then installed Windows 10 on another partition. The first time I restarted the laptop after the installation finished, I got the "Choose an ...
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Multiple OS on same physical disk without dual boot loader

My HP ZBook 15 G3 allows boot options when I press the F9 button. It lists my disks which are able to boot an OS. But one thing in particular caught my attention which is Boot from file. I can't find ...
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repair windows boot loader after cloning to SSD

I bought my PC with Windows 10 on it, later installing Ubuntu for dual-booting. Recently, I wanted to replace the HDD inside with an SSD of the same size, so I copied all the partitions to the SSD (...

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