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Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows on two separate hard drives [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu on a hard disk and windows 8.1 on another hard disk. How to make dual boot when pc starts ? As I have mentioned, they are not on different partitions, they are on ...
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Installing Ubuntu / Windows to two separate hard drives [duplicate]

So I have installed Ubuntu to a 1 TB hard drive.(I have a laptop) I want to install Windows 7 to another 500 Gb hard drive and be able to switch out between the two hard drives. Is this possible? Will ...
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I want to install Ubuntu on a different Hard Disk Drive, will i be able to dual boot Window 7 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a spare Hard Drive Disk on my computer, I was wondering if I be able to use Ubuntu and be able to boot Window 7 when I want to or I do I have to do something in order for that to happen? I don'...
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how to reinstall ubuntu on its own disk? [duplicate]

I currently have dual boot on one SSD disk (on two separate partitions, windows 10 + ubuntu 16). I am planning to buy a second SSD and re-install ubuntu on the new SSD. What is the recommended ...
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Issue with Dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 10 on two seperate hard drives [duplicate]

I have a 1TB HDD with only Ubuntu 16.04 installed on it. But I decided I also wanted Windows 10, so I bought a Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 SSD and installed a copy of Windows 10 Home on it. I ...
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How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader?

How do I set the bootloader so that in my dualboot with Windows 7/Ubuntu 11.04, Windows start up as standard instead of Ubuntu?
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GRUB does not detect Windows

I have finally installed Ubuntu on my second drive. When I start my computer GRUB only offers me to boot Ubuntu, not Windows 7. What needs to be done so that I can choose between Ubuntu and Windows in ...
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Ubuntu installer can't find any disk on Dell XPS 13 9350

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015). I created a bootable USB disk which boots fine but the installer and the file manager do not detect the hard drive (...
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How to change the time for OS selection menu in GRUB?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my system and i saw that the default time for os selection menu is only 10 sec, as i am new to Linux can anyone tell me how to increase this time?
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Easy BCD Help: Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 11.10 — “Add new Entry” for Ubuntu

I first had Ubuntu 11.10 installed on a single partition on my 750GB hard drive. I then partitioned the hard drive to 500GB (for Ubuntu) in ext4 format (what it already was from the clean install of ...
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How to make grub2 boot another drive MBR? [duplicate]

My laptop (DELL Vostro 3350) has two hard drives: Main one (/dev/sda), is a ssd mounted on SATA-HDD slot with Ubuntu14.04 (grub2 installed to this MBR). Installed on normaly hd bay Second on (/dev/...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS installer does not recognize Windows 7

I'm installing ubuntu and it seems I cannot get it to recognize windows 7. My laptop is a dv6tqe-7000 purchased approximately December of 2012. I have ubuntu's iso file burned onto a DVD which boots ...
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How to turn off hard drive when booting from USB?

I want to install Ubuntu on a USB drive and found these instructions here. I want to do this, because I want to use my laptop when I am in a car or when I walk. So, I want to turn off my hard drive ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Hard Drive whilst Leaving Unallocated Space for Use by Other Operating Systems

Just as a preface I have read the following question, Install on Second Hard Drive with startup boot option? which is similar however my question is slightly more specific so I don't feel this is a ...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu without any boot speed delay

I've just got an SSD for my laptop (windows 10) and I am planning to put the 1TB HDD that was in there as a second drive (using the optical drive caddy system). I thought that while I was at it I ...

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