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

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Veracrypt Dualboot 2 x Windows 11

I have Laptop with an SSD where I have created 2 partitions and installed Windows 11 Home on both of them. One of the Partitions is already encrypted with Veracrypt and I can easily boot both Systems ...
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System disk error, but only on restart

I have a functioning Windows 10 system dual booting with Ubuntu Linux. After replacing the system drive, I can start the system from a cold boot just fine, it finds GRUB, and allows me to choose the ...
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How to clean reinstall Windows 10 without erasing Linux?

My windows 10 PC has been acting up lately, it doesn't accept any updates no matter what so I want to give it a clean reinstall because not even recovery upgrade and that stuff worked, I wanna ...
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Dual booting linux and windows

I recently installed Linux Mint alongside Windows so I can use both of them. I wanted to get the menu where you choose which OS you want to launch on boot, but I forgot to set the EFI partition's ...
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Installing two identical Linux systems with full disk encryption alongside each other - second one overwrites EFI entries

Disclaimer: I've seen a few similar posts online, answers to which suggested that reinstalling grub might help. I tried it (see below), but for me the issue is still unresolved. I wanted to set up two ...
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How to create a dualboot disk image to install on multiple laptops?

I'd like to setup multiple laptops in the same way: dualboot Windows and Linux. I understand the easiest would be to create a disk image with both operating systems and then write this image to all ...
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Windows can't be installed after instalation of ubuntu (boot loader got destroyed)

From the start: I am an app developer. I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop. There was a problem while coding in windows so I installed ubuntu 21.04 LTS. Before its installation I deleted all ...
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Dual Boot with Linux and OpenCore

Here's fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 931.51 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Disk model: WDC WD10EZEX-22M Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 ...
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Install and isolate Linux distro to separate drive from Windows

So I want to run a multi boot setup on my desktop. I have 4 drives in total. All except #4 are GPT, NTFS. NVMe (Windows 11) SSD (Files) HDD (Files) SSD Empty with no partitions or data (Target Linux ...
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Can I encrypt my whole GPT dual-boot system drive?

I have a dual-boot GPT system drive, with both a Windows 10 and a Linux, and I would love to know if there is any way for me to encrypt the whole drive (I'm talking about pre-boot secure) ? Thanks in ...
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Clonezilla: "mismatched GPT and MBR partition". GPT deletion made the system unbootable

Using Clonezilla on a thumb drive to create a system image, in order to clone disks from it; Clonezilla threw an error: "mismatched GPT and MBR partition" and refused to proceed; Searched ...
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Prevent USB Partition to be automount on EVERY WINDOWS device

I have USB stick and What I want to achieve is: Split the USB into 2 partitions Make First Partition bootable and install Multible ISO using YUMI Multiboot Make the Multiboot partition hidden from ...
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A hybrid boot for linux on external drive?

I have installed Arch on my external SSD working in UEFI mode. But I am not getting the very advantage of portability because of many systems running on legacy mode and hence not supporting my UEFI ...
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Laptop giving battery issues on dual boot in different disks

For the last year I've been having issues with my experience in both Windows 10/11 and both Ubuntu 20.04. Since the installation of an SSD for W10 and an M.2 for Ubuntu, energy has been the only point ...
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Windows 8.1: No bootloader

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 install on one SSD. For some reason that installation was using a Windows Bootloader previously installed on a second SSD together with Linux from an old installation. ...
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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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kernel panic affected after install another arch linux

I had new ssd, I install blackArch on it. what I mean by affected is "not tainted" logged to screen, on very initial stage. The old/ current linux is manjaro with : Linux adi-80e1 5.10.109-...
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Dual booted computer Ubuntu/Windows never wakes up from sleep

I have an Acer laptop that I have dual-booted with Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 11. Whenever I lock the screen of my laptop/close the screen and the computer goes to sleep, I can never wake it up from ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop Reboots without booting completely OR Shuts down randomly

Background Before this issue started, I was using Laptop and my laptop hung because of switching to battery from AC. I had to force shutdown using power button. When I turned on laptop next time, I ...
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Dual boot on separate drives won't work

I've Windows 10 installed on my SSD (Disk 0 in image) and my goal was to install Linux on the HDD (disk 1) to boot the device with either of the OS via grub loader. I installed Linux on the HDD, ...
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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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Veracrypt asks password twice on boot (Dual boot)?

I have a laptop with dual boot (Windows 10, Windows 11) and only windows 10 is encrypted. My problem is that I get asked for password before being able to choose which Win OS I'll load. My windows 11 ...
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Chromebook ChromeOS 99 (2022) how to resize STATE partition and setup dual BOOT ARM64 (Lenovo DUET Mediatel HP60T)?

e feedback for you) I got recently well build Lenovo DUET ARM64 Mediatek HP60T tablet device. I would like to have 2 OS, ChromeOs (hardware video acceleration and crostini for linux app) and ubuntu/...
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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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Can't access Hard Drive

I recently sent my Acer Nitro 5 Laptop to be repaired, and they said that they had changed the motherboard and the RAM. I had a dual boot Windows + Kali Linux. Now that my laptop is back, I can boot ...
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BIOS doesn't detect windows drive but the drive is accessible on Ubuntu

The setup: 1x256gb M.2 drive (Ubuntu boot drive) 1x1Tb SSD (Ubuntu extra storage) 1x1Tb SSD (Windows 11 boot drive) 1x2Tb HDD (General storage) For a while I was running PopOS on the M.2 and decided I ...
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Double Boot Windows 10 (two licenses, different SSDs) PC looses folder sharing configuration when booting with the other Windows install

My PC with double boot Windows 10 (twice) has other HDs with folders I need to share on an (ethernet) network. Both installs can access network shared folders on other machines fine, however, the ...
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Windows neither showing up in BIOS nor Grub

As in the title, i cannot boot into windows because it does not show up as an boot entry. I just wiped all my linux partitions to reinstall and reorder them. I did not touch the windows drive. My ...
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Migrate LUKS encrypted Linux Mint and Bitlocker encrypted Windows to *same* disk

It's been a while since I installed my LUKS encrypted Linux Mint 19 on a M.2 SSD drive and Windows 10 with BitLocker encryption on a separate SATA SSD drive. I used them in dual-boot mode with GRUB ...
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How can I transfer data from a virtualbox .vhd to a physical harddrive?

I have a virtual machine (Arch Linux) on a Windows 10 Host. The virtual hard drive is stored in a .vhd file. I have a desktop that is currently Windows but I'm going to dual boot with the main ...
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Add EFI partition to bios menu after NVRAM reset

Everything was fine at the start, my SSD has 2 EFI partitions and I usually switch between OS using the f12 key keeping Linux as default. But, after I cleared NVRAM, the Windows boot manager is there ...
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Grub is not booting detected OS's marked with "rolling"

I have a disk with Windows 10 installed, and another one with several patitions, each of them with a Linux distro installed: fedora, Ubuntu, Kali and EndeavourOS. However the OS's marked with the word ...
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how to prevent Windows dual boot from changing BIOS boot priority

I have dual boot running Windows and Endeavour OS, and it will usually boot nicely into GRUB and I have my 3 seconds or whatever to select Endeavour, my recovery partition, or Windows. However, each ...
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Dual boot "System doesn't have any USB boot option" issue

I want to dual boot my laptop, with both Windows 11 (which came with windows 11 preinstalled) and Ubuntu installed. I prepared a boot disc and from Troubleshooting, chose Use Device. From there, i ...
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Booting Windows off M.2 NVMe doesn’t work even though it is recognized by the BIOS on a dual boot machine

Currently I have a dual boot setup where the two options are booting Windows 10 from my M.2 NVMe or from my other SATA SSD. When I remove the SATA SSD, I cannot directly boot from the NVMe. The drive ...
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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 can I add my second partition with windows installed to the EFI bootloader?

On my system I have two disks with windows and linux installed. The rough layout is this Disk 1: Windows 11 Insider Preview - Windows 11 clean install release version Disk 2: Ubuntu linux The ...
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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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Dual boot Windows 10 firewall partitions single ssd

Dual booting a Windows 10 laptop off single disk. How do I firewall each partition from the other ie A cannot r/w B and B cannot r/w A?
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2 Drives - Removing Dual Boot deleting EFI and Win10 Partitions?

In my laptop I have 2 drives: 1 SSD 128 Gb with Win 10 (EFI) and 1 HDD 1Tb with Debian. I will delete the Win partitions and the EFI for move the Debian system to SSD and all the HDD (1 Tb) will be ...
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Laptop won't boot (dual boot XPS 15 9500)

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 - Windows 10 Dell XPS 15 9500 laptop. It was functioning perfectly for a long time. Yesterday I used Windows for the first time in a long time. It did some updates of ...
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Additional boot options appear in boot menu after every restart

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows 11 and PopOS! Every time I restart or power down/up new options keep appearing in my boot menu. Boot menu looks like this: What are those options? Selecting ...
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To create second bootable partition using image of first (original) one

I have two dd images of same NTFS partition with Windows10 created at different times. One is currently writen back to HDD. Is it possible to create second partition on that HDD, write second image to ...
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Kali + Win 11 dual-boot install mounting issues

So, i'm trying to install Kali alongside Win 11 on my 1TB NVMe drive and I encountered a weird issue, which has never happened to me before: The Kali installer fails to mount my devices NVMe drive (...
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Two EFI partitions, one broken, one fixed; Can replace or salvage the old one with the new one?

I have a Windows system disk that looks like this: The first EFI partition broke when I tried to get this cloned version to boot. The second EFI partition was created in my attempt to salvage both ...
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Can you dual boot 2 installations of Windows 11?

Say there's a case where you want a secure installation of Windows 11 and another normal one for games and less secure stuff. Could one install Windows 11 on one drive and then encrypt it with ...
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Add Linux EFI (like grub) as Windows Boot Entry

I primarily use Windows OS for everything, but for coding, I want to use dual-booted Linux OS. If I keep using grub as the default bootloader, then the startup time for Windows is drastically affected,...
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How to remove GRUB and restore the Windows Bootloader?

I am on a Windows 10 / Ubuntu 20.04 dual boot machine. Recently, Windows has not been able to install updates (after rebooting, it says couldn't complete updates, reverting changes). Now I want to ...
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How to have system ask which OS to boot into?

I have seen some of the awnsers already to similar questions but none of them seemed to work for me. I have two operationg systems installed on my laptop: Pop!_OS Windows 10 I installed Windows 10 ...
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Dualboot only finds Windows after Clonezilla restore

so some facts: Had a dualboot installed on my laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. I got a new SSD for my laptop, increasing the internal disk space size from 512GB to 2TB. As there is only a ...
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