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Questions tagged [multi-boot]

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

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Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon - Hibernate doesn't save data

I recently dual-booted my Windows 10 machine with Linux Mint 19. When I realized that I couldn't hibernate my PC to switch into Windows without losing all my open windows, I did a quick Google search ...
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Virtualization-enabled dual-boot linux with universal access to data folder/partition

My situation: I want to setup my work laptop as a Windows + Linux dual-booting system (probably Windows 7 and Ubuntu) with the possibility of running the Linux installation as a virtual machine from ...
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Windows 10 ISO in Grub2 Multiboot

I'm attempting to create a multipurpose AIO USB stick for everyday use. So far I've been able to get Mint, Tails, And Hiren's boot cd all successfully working off of one device similar to the tutorial ...
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Dual Boot and Virtualize the Same Partition- Kali Linux in Windows 8

I am trying to virtualize an existing partition, as detailed in this article, as described here in the VirtualBox manual. The Kali install is on a logical partition on the same disk as my Windows ...
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Black Screen, Blinking Cursor after cloning from HDD to SSD

(I'm aware there are similar questions, but from what I've seen I've already tried the fixes suggested.) How I got into this situation: I'm running a Macbook Pro (Which means a hybrid GPT/MBR setup) ...
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What is the use of the [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img file on several boot images?

I've seen a file called [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img on several boot images, and always wondered what it's use is. Neither found a suitable magic number nor could Google help me so I ask here. It'...
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Dual Boot: “Invalid partition table” & cannot boot into Windows 10 anymore

I recently re-did my system setup, having two separate SSDs because Windows usually tries to screw Linux installations up if it's on the same physical disk. HDD layout HDD0 | nvme0n1 | Samsung SSD ...
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How do I change UEFI boot order when the BIOS (the firmware) does not have that option?

I want to change the boot order to default to rEFInd but the system always boots to Windows 10 and I have to use F10 method to boot into Linux via grub and rEFInd. I want to boot into rEFInd by ...
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How do I install Phoenix OS to dual boot with Windows 7?

I have an older PC (1gb ram and Intel G33/G31 express chipset family graphics), on which I want to play android games like Clash of Clans and PUBG, but emulators are laggy and their performance is not ...
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Linux CentOS 7 doesn't allocate over 1024 KiB space for /boot partition

So this is a problem, that I have encountered the second time now. I am having machines here running dual-boot on Windows and Linux OS. I have managed to successfully install dual boot systems ...
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(Dual boot) Windows 7 asks for recovery key after update

I have an HP Zbook 15 G3 with 2 x Samsung SM961 nVME SSD's installed. One SSD has Windows 7 Ent installed and is protected by BitLocker. The second SSD has Windows 10 Ent installed but is not (...
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Dualboot Win10 & linux: where to install bootloader?

I have a Lenovo Y520 laptop, and want to install ElementaryOS (ubuntu based) alongside it. Windows10(SSD) only boots in uefi, and linux(HDD) only in legacy mode. (SSD is only visible in bios in UEFI ...
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Dual boot using BIOS with caddy not working while with other hdd

I have a two systems at my Laptop 5742 Acer: Windows 7 at caddy ssd 128Gb instead CD-ROM. Ubuntu at sshd 1Gb inside sata port laptop (standard place). I want to have dual boot using BIOS boot menu....
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Multiboot USB with UEFI/BIOS support for Windows, Ubuntu and MacOS

I'd like to do the following, on a single USB stick: Have installations for Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and MacOS Be able to install Windows and Linux in both BIOS and UEFI modes (BIOS in case the system ...
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How to disallow Windows 10 changing Fast Boot option after every update?

I have dual boot setup and from time to time, when I forget about Windows update and don't disable Fast Boot manually, I have difficulties booting into Linux system because of failed mouting NTFS ...
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Grub: execute other MBR (VeraCrypt)

I have installed Windows and encrypted it with VeraCrypt made a backup of the VeraCrypt MBR (actually everything up to the first partition: dd if=/dev/sda of=/some/file bs=512 count=2048) installed ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 (dual boot) without losing Ubuntu?

My system came installed with Windows 10. Since I wanted to mainly run Ubuntu, I used Gparted to partition my drive and in the process lost my Windows installation but since I didn't lose any data (it ...
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'No audio output device is installed' in Windows 10 after Linux Mint 18.1 boot

Once I boot up from a Linux Mint 18.1 USB I get a 'No audio output device is installed' in Windows 10. The sound will work fine in Linux Mint but after I reboot and go to Windows 10, I'll get the ...
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Windows 7 dual-boot to Virtual Machine with VirtualBox (on Ubuntu)

I wanted to ask if there's any way to have Windows 7 currently running in dual-boot, to be shared with VirtualBox (5.0.36) running on Ubuntu 16.04? I rarely use it, but I still have some applications ...
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delln5010 caddy dualboot does not recognise (SOS)

I am trying to use my old delln5010 laptop as dualboot OS with hdd caddy and SSD installed. In main internal drive (SSD) i have Windows 10 and in HDD caddy i have UBUNTU with GRAB. When starting ...
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Unable to boot from USB drive; boot configuration for pc is missing or damaged

When I tried to install slackware on my pc (Dell optiplex 780 with a Kingston 240gb ssd and a Hitachi 250gb hdd), along with windows 10, I got an installation error. Lilo Linux wasn't able to ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 + Kali

On my computer I have two operating systems installed, Windows 10 and Kali Linux. The problem is that they are on separate bootloaders and on separate hard drives. I want to be able to add one of the ...
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Bootloop on Windows after Installing Ubuntu

I can't get past the "Startup Repair", it just sends it into a continuous loop. Here is the SrtTrail from Windows, I'm assuming it was from installing GRUB. Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log ---...
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Dual boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu, also run Ubuntu in hyper-v?

I dual-boot with separate SSD's for Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. Is there a way that I can virtualize the Ubuntu 16.04 SSD in Hyper-V or VirtualBox and still be able to dual boot?
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Booting from external linux drive destroyed internal windows installation?

I have installed Arch Linux on an external SSD. I have already used it for some time without errors to use my own arch Linux installation on other machines. Now I started using two different ...
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Using Bitlocker + TPM protected HD, wish to permit boot alternate media (CD/USB)

Our company is enabling Bitlocker entangled with TPM on our (Lenovo T430s) laptops with Win 7 Enterprise. This setup will work well for 98% of the company staff without issue, but has created a ...
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Dual booting ubuntu 14.04-windows 10 on separate ssd and efi partition

I have a laptop with two ssd and one hdd (hdd is for storage,not os) and I have windows 10 installed on one ssd and I want to install ubuntu on other ssd. However I can not disconnect drives during ...
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Clone multiple partitions to slightly smaller hard drive

I've a Windows 7 / Linux dual boot on a 512GB SSD (such an awkward size). The SSD was an upgrade from my HP Probook 4720's 500GB HD. When doing the upgrade I was cloning from a smaller drive to a ...
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A UEFI entry is corrupt. How do I fix it?

I uninstalled Windows 10 from my triple boot setup to be left with dual boot but the UEFI entry for it stayed after I removed the drive, so to remove it I used easyUEFI to remove the entry but it just ...
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Grub is in unusable state since w10 update

I am on a Vaio laptop with Debian Jessie / W10 dual boot and Grub 2.02~beta2-22+deb8u1. Since W10's latest update something weird happened to my grub-efi. When I boot my computer I get this error ...
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Restoring boot manager for secondary harddrive with windows 7 installed

A while back I took the hard drive out of my laptop and put it on my computer. I never got round to removing the windows install but removed the partition. I now need access to windows 7 so I thought ...
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Can I use nearest-neighbor scaling with Intel Iris and Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro?

If I were to dual-boot Windows 10 on a 15" Retina MacBook Pro, would I be able to change the screen resolution and use nearest-neighbor scaling? The 15" rMBP has a 2880x1800 screen and I'd like for ...
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Windows 10 RTM (10240 or higher) idle high CPU Usage at 20% - 22% with Bootcamp MBP

I Just upgraded to Windows 10 10240 as an insider tester finding that this upgrade keeps my CPU Usage at 20%-22 range. I also made a clean install from latest ISO and the problem persist. Is ...
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Dual-boot automatic load Windows when resuming from Hibernate

I have this setup: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (grub). My bios boot options are: Windows Bootloader: Ubuntu boot option: Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 When I select Windows Bootloader it goes ...
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Dual boot Win8/Linux on Asus Zenbook UX301 keeping intel imsm RAID0

I have Asus Zenbook UX301 with Win8 preinstalled. I would like to have a Linux installed in dual-boot configuration. However, Windows is using the notebook 2 SSDs as intel RAID0 (rom-based RAID, ...
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Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
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Triple boot 3 OS's on 3 separate SSD's

I am attempting to set up a system with 3 separate OS's (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 TP) all on three separate SSD's. I can currently boot into each one if I use a boot override via the UEFI BIOS on my ...
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Windows 8.1 EFI Graphical Bootloader: Change OS Thumbnails

I've just used EasyBCD to tweak my Windows 8.1 EFI graphical bootloader, adding entries for Windows XP and Ubuntu. Both of them have a boring thumbnail of a window, while Windows 8 has a thumbnail of ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ssd) ...
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Fedora 20 - bootmgfw.efi' not found - GRUB2

I have a problem with the bootloader after the installation of Fedora 20. Today I've installed Fedora 20 overwritng Ubuntu 14.04 without experiencing trouble. When I rebooted the pc, I noticed that ...
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Cannot pass the pre-bios loading screen (toshiba laptop)

I've just bought a Toshiba Satellite p50-A-14K. I was struggling installing ubuntu 13.10 together with windows 8.1. I couldn't get the dual boot working so at one point, what I did is to delete the ...
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How-to: Merge Windows, OS X, and Linux home folders into one (triple boot) using ntfs-3g

I'm contemplating to merge my linux home partition into c:\Users, so when I boot in Windows I have all my files in c:\Users\trusktr, and when I boot into Linux I have c:\Users mounted as my /home so ...
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Dual-boot laptop's wireless adapter is working fine in Linux, but not in Windows

My laptop is an Acer Aspire V5-573G, dual-booting Windows 8.1 (64-bit) / Linux Mint 16 (Xfce, 64-bit). Currently it has a strange WiFi issue. On the Windows side, the wireless card is almost ...
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Recovering HDD partition table using Testdisk

I have a total of 4 operating systems installed on my notebook. I use a WD Blue 1TB 2.5" internal HDD. The installed OSes are Win XP, Win 7, Win 8 and Ubuntu. Of these, Windows XP only boots when I ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 on pre-installed Windows 8 laptop

I have a newer HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to dual boot Windows 7 with it, but am unable to boot to the USB. To start with, I downloaded an .iso from Microsoft that I then copied ...
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anyconnect client, start before logon, and dual boot

I want to install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client on my personal laptop to access the network at work. However, my employer requires me to install "start before logon" in addition to the VPN client. ...
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Is there a way to get/make a driver for Intel GMA 3150 that support OpenGL 2.0

When released the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 - also found in Intel Atom N4xx, N5xx (Pineview) processors (ex.: in notebook like various Dell Mini or Inspiron Duo 10.1 hybrid Tablet) was ...
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windows 8 & 7 on separate HDDs

I had windows 7 on my old hard drive then I bought a new one so I decided to install a win 8 on it . now I have them on separate disk and if I want to use one I should select that Hdd on setup boot ...