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

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Which partitions to install for Linux in multi boot?

So if i do manual partitioning during the Linux install, which partitions should i add for linux? Maybe only /root, /tmp, /home and /swap is needed? Or do i need somekind of /var and /opt also? And ...
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Which mount point to use in dual or triple boot for Grub?

So i have to choose a mount point for Grub during the last Linux install (Windows was installed first), but does it even matter if it will be dual or triple boot, if Windows 7 basically holds the main ...
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Stable linux filesystems for occasional use with windows? [closed]

This celebrated answer suggesting NTFS as the filesystem for use for best compatibility between linux and windows has been the conventional wisdom for over a decade. However, there are some downsides: ...
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How to make windows ignore filesystems that it doesn't recognize?

I have partitioned a disk into a linux filesystem and NTFS. When I'm on windows, windows detects both partitions and lists them in "This PC" I'd like to remove this from appearing. Instead ...
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Is the process of installing ubuntu/mint on a hdd of a system where windows is already installed on a ssd different from normal?

My laptop is a gaming laptop with 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD with 4 GB Nvidia 1050 ti and 8 gb ram. I first tried to install mint on my laptop where I followed the normal path, first disabled hibernation, ...
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System Partition and Boot Partition on Different Drives

I have Windows installed on an SSD, but as shown, the system drive is the HDD. This happened after I dual-booted windows and linux (with linux being on a partition on the HDD) and then removed the ...
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Windows 10 boot loader refuses to boot Linux Mint

Recently, I successfully installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on my Surface Pro (5th gen). Additional info: the entire Windows 10, EFI partition as well as /boot are located on the internal SSD, ...
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GRUB unable to boot into nvme

I have the following EFI partitions (from blkid): /dev/nvme0n1p1: UUID="1EED-77FD" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="...
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Dual-Boot Dual-Drive Launching Goes to Grub-Rescue

The Problem Note: The Grub-Rescue Problem is at the bottom of the post. Hey everyone for the most part the title says it all. For quite some time I have worked with my desktop as a dual boot ...
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Triple boot OS-X Catalina10.15.5, Kali-Linux 2020-2, Ubuntu 20.04 on MacBook Pro

This question is the next event of this post. Need help booting into Mac OS. Lost during triple boot MAC OS, WIN 10, UBUNTU 20.04. No Internet access too After going through the nightmare for a couple ...
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Need help booting into Mac OS. Lost during triple boot MAC OS, WIN 10, UBUNTU 20.04. No Internet access too

Excuse the long post; just trying to be as clear as possible. Initially, I used bootcamp to install Windows 10 alongside Mac OS. During restart, it would automatically boot me into Mac OS and whenever ...
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Migrating from Win8.1 to Win10 with both disks installed in the same machine

I have 2 SSDs, one from a Lenovo P50 with Win 8.1 installed and a fully configured work environment. My other SSD from a Lenovo P51 with a vanilla installation of Win 10. In order to make copying ...
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Why is it unsafe to mount a physical NTFS partition from two running OSs (Win10+Linux, Dual Boot+Virtualize From Physical Disk)?

I'm running Windows 10 & Ubuntu dual-boot, and would like to also use VirtualBox to boot to the Windows installation as a VM from within Ubuntu (to avoid a full reboot to just do something quick). ...
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Does using different kernel versions (dual boot) containing different versions of btrfs with the same btrfs filesystem cause problems?

Didn't find any answer in the official wiki: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/FAQ Why would I want to do that? I want to try another distro along side my currently installed distro. Where's the ...
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Boot loader got deleted

I had a dual boot system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu... after a while on Ubuntu, I wanted to switch to another Linux distro since Ubuntu did not fit me much at the very end. So I went for Deepin OS. ...
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Disabling Intel Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS [duplicate]

In process of dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows Linux said that I should turn off RST. I have one disk with no RAID. Is it safe to do it?
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Can i dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on different drives?

I have an SSD that i have Windows 10 installed on and i have a second drive (HDD) and i would want to know if it`s possible to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu and if it is how to step by step because ...
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Backup YUMI Multiboot Kali Live USB

I have a 128GB USB with YUMI Multiboot. I have a few Linux distro including Ubuntu and Mint. I also have AVG and Comodo and a few others. Most importantly, I have a Kali Linux Live USB with ...
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Do I need RAID if I have one disk? [closed]

Some days ago I've got an idea to install Ubuntu 20.04 Linux together with Windows 10. But I found out that I have RST technology on my laptop, and it's on, so the installation stopped before ...
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Will my computer boot after deleting boot partition in dual boot?

I have installed linux Mint beside windows as dual boot OS. My computer is now booting by GRUB bootloader. Now i don't want linux anymore. My partition table is :- 549 MB -> System Reserved (...
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Windows 10 will not boot without recovery CD

My primary desktop machine is running Windows 10 64-bit. After another desktop had some hardware upgrades a few years ago (both were running Win 7 at the time and had the same Asus MV-M2A-MV HDMI ...
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Stop scanning\contention on dual boot win7 win10 system

I have a win 7 install, which I have added a drive and installed win 10 on a separate drive. To stop each windows install from messing with the other disk, I have disabled those disks in the device ...
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Resolving dual boot problems

I cannot successfully boot Windows through GRUB (BSOD), and cannot booth Linux through the Windows bootloader. My primary goal is to boot both Linux and Windows using a single bootloader, preferably ...
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Encrypt a dualboot-laptop HDD

Windows10 on an SSD has 3 sessions, me, admin rights + valuable datas onto an exFAT-formatted HDD admin, admin rights + nothing on that HDD (yet still a dedicated user folder) guest, nothing on that ...
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Win10 error booting when Win7 instaled on second ssd

I've unplugged main SSD with Windows10 and installed Windows7 on secondary on board SSD. When I plugged in main SSD, Windows10 failed to boot. It runs disk checker over and over. I've even deleted ...
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Can I use an SSD as a multiboot usb as well as for storage?

I am considering buying a 500 GB external SSD for booting Kali and Ubuntu OS from the said external drive on my Windows laptop. I am thinking of using https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-...
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Replace Windows HDD (with bootloader) with SSD while keeping Ubuntu on the other drive

My laptop currently has 2 drives: small SSD with ubuntu 19 HDD with EFI partition and a partition where I had Windows 10 installed (I no longer have Windows there because I formatted that partition ...
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Why Windows 10 Boot Manager can't load Windows Vista?

I had a Windows Vista/7 dual boot set up in UEFI, GPT mode (i.e using the EFI system partition to boot). The Windows Boot Manager would let me select between 7 and Vista, and both OS's worked fine. ...
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Fedora 32 OS uninstalled after Kali Linux 2020.2 update

I recently installed Kali Linux 2020.2 and Fedora 32 on my external HDD. I first installed Kali Linux and then Fedora, both on separate partitions. Both of them were working fine until I updated my ...
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grant ownership to everybody / remove ownership completely

I had a dual boot system with Win10 and Mint 19.3 for some time and I am now in the process of adding a hackintosh to the mix. I have a NTFS partition to which all three should have access. Between ...
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Manjaro - Windows 10 dual-boot, Windows not found

I used to happily run Debian Buster and Windows 10 on dual-boot. I decided to move from Debian to Manjaro. During the Manjaro install process, I tried just using the Debian partition when the ...
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Used to have Dual Boot what happened?

I used to have dual boot linux and windows 10, but after an update I never figured what happened to it, is there a way to figure that out? That is partly due since the dual boot screen stopped ...
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Grub isn't loading on my SSD

I have a bad problem. I have two storage devices installed on my laptop!(SSD & Hard Drive). I have installed Windows 10 lately on SSD, but now I want to install Kali Linux on my HDD. I installed ...
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I would like to wipe my SSD in a dual boot and dual hard drive scenario. I want to just wipe my boot drive (The SSD) and have just Windows 10 only

How would I accomplish this without losing any data on my secondary hard drive? I am considering to use the built in Windows 10 reset tool but I am reluctant incase it accidentally wipes the second ...
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Is there a limit to the number of Machine Owner Keys I can enroll?

I installed nvidia driver in ubuntu. It asked to enroll a MOK(Machine Owner Key). I did it. Now I want to remove ubuntu from my PC. I don't need that machine owner key anymore. I need advice on the ...
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How can I reinstall Ubuntu focal 20.04 on an existing LUKS encrypted system?

I'm a very long time Ubuntu user (over a decade) but have not been here as I've had no issues with Ubuntu. With the arrival of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I decided to encrypt my data (or system if needed). I'm ...
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How to replace an OS if two OS (Windows10 and Ubunutu) are installed in a laptop (dual boot)?

I have two OS installed in my laptop. First installed one was Windows-10, later i installed Ubuntu as dual boot option. Now i want to replace the Ubuntu with Xbuntu, since it is lighter on resources. ...
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Multiboot win and kali flash drive created with yumi not found in my bootmenu

I have created multiboot flash drive with windows 10 and kali linux on it with the software YUMI and it is formated in fat32. When I plug it in and press F11(the button for boot menu on msi laptop) I ...
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In my Dell Inspiron,I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Due to grub problem,I deleted Ubuntu partition.I unknowingly deleted a fat32 partition also. Now even recovery cd is not working. Can I format and reuse my harddrive using bionicpup64 ?I want to dual ...
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Security difference in using Linux by live USB vs. by VirtualBox?

Can an expert please explain me which of following three methods working with an OS is technically considered more "secure" - and why (pros/cons)? Security I mean aspects like: preventing any ...
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Preinstall linux on drive then boot

How could I pre-install a Linux distro on my whole SSD drive using a virtual machine? Then I can boot into it from bios boot drive selection? My computer doesn't like Manjaro to install and this ...
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rEFInd is no longer booting windows

I am running the latest version of Ubuntu, and windows 10 in a dual boot setup. Unfortunately, windows was misbehaving and kept setting itself as a priority boot, so I chose to install rEFInd on ...
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Windows 7 not starting after booting internally

I tried to install Windows 7 from a flash drive but I could not do that using Yumi. I then selected the option from Yumi to make my internal hard drive bootable. Now when i start my pc, it ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 partition has become non-bootable. How can I make it bootable again?

I have a Dell Precision laptop with Windows 10 Professional on a pair of partitions on the main (MBR, 480 GB) SSD. Under linux they show as /dev/sda1 (576 MB NTFS) and /dev/sda2 (43 GB NTFS). They ...
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Installing Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu while keeping Windows 10 as isolated as possible

TLDR; I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu, while treating Windows as the secondary OS similarly to how bootcamp does with macOS, but I'm not sure all what I have to do in the Windows side of ...
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How to Move Linux partition but keep the dual boot

have a Windows 10 and Arch Linux dual boot system on my 1 TB m.2 ssd. Because I have a lot of games in Windows, I got myself another 1 TB Samsung 860 evo. I would like to move my entire Linux ...
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dual booting a larger 3TB hard drive in legacy mode or EFI only?

For a "new" refurbished PC: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmidecode | grep -A3 '^System Information' System Information Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Product Name: OptiPlex 790 ...
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Is it possible to put ISO in a folder, and to create manually the booting files?

I have a multiboot stick created with Windows, using Yumi. On this stick, for testing, I added the ISO of Multisystem (so Multisystem the distro including the software, not Multisystem only the ...
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Assigned drive letters vary on WIN 7/ WIN 10 dual boot

I recently created a dual boot system with WIN 7 & WIN 10 (both operating systems are on separate physical drives), but have noticed that the drive letters that are assigned to the various ...
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Dual-boot windows 7 + linux black screen during boot

Currently I am encountering an issue with my dual-boot (Windows 7/Fedora) Dell laptop. Few days ago when i was doing some works using Fedora, the system was suddenly frozen. From then, when I turn on ...

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