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Questions tagged [dual-boot]

For questions regarding the installation of two or more operating systems on a single computer.

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Uninstall Ubuntu from a dual boot with Windows 7

One or two weeks ago, I unplugged my old hard drive (it has Windows 7 on it), plugged my new one that I bought on Newegg and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. I tried this new OS (no, I didn't choose the '...
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Grub only works after viewing bios first

I have my PC set to dual boot with Ubuntu 18 and Windows 10 but, when I boot my PC, grub doesn't start properly (it displays the grub command line instead of loading the options to start Ubuntu or ...
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Increase partition size on Ubuntu 17.10 [on hold]

Although this question maybe repetitive but I couldn't find any resolution for my problem in ubuntu 17.10. I have installed Ubuntu 17.10 as dual boot with windows 10 and now I want to increase the ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04, and installing Ubuntu 18.04 in its' place

How do I go about uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04 (such that all of my Python and path issues will be removed), and then install the newest version (Ubuntu 18.04) ... without using the typical upgrade ...
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Ubuntu programming VM or Dual Boot?

I want to use Ubuntu to learn C programming. My main machine is a Dell Inspiron 5680 with an Intel Core I7 8700 and 8GB RAM with a 128GB SSD and 1TB 7200RPM HDD. Windows 10 is installed on it. In ...
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Is it possible to share a specific folder on my network from two different OS's on the same PC and be accessed the same?

I have a dual boot system running Ubuntu and Windows 10. I have setup sharing the second hard drive on the network on Ubuntu so that a media player on the same network can access the files. Is it ...
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The computer has only 0 bytes disk space remaining?

The error says to remove unused programs or by moving files to external disk but how do I do that? I have installed Linux a month back (dual-boot) with windows 10, so I don't know much about Linux. ...
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Problem with dual-boot Windows 10/Ubuntu 18.04

I have an issue while booting with Ubuntu 18.04 after the installation, the screen is showing the login interface but I can't click on anything or use any app, I can't even open a terminal :/. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs while booting

I have ubuntu 18.04 installed alongside windows 10, I've been having this issue lately. When I boot into Ubuntu after the splash screen many [ok] messages appear and it just hangs there, yet windows ...
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Why did the Ubuntu installer stopped after the Ubuntu logo screen? It didn't run afterwards

I tried installing Ubuntu by replacing my Windows. While doing so, I erased my SSD which had Windows installed in it, and then tried installing Ubuntu. I used Rufus to make my USB bootable. Everything ...
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Dual boot won't boot (Win10 and Ubuntu)

Whenever I boot my computer, I do not get any boot-menu to choose OS. It neither boots until I keep pressing ENTER (return). When it finally boots, it boots into UBUNTU and not windows. When earlier I ...
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Windows 10 (dual boot) doesn't start anymore!

I had a working dual boot system with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. After my holidays some days ago, the Window 10 does not start when selected in the grub2 menu. Instead, the grub2 instantly appears ...
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What is wrong with my boot process

So I haven't used my desktop in a while and installed the most recent version of Ubuntu (18.04.1) but something has gone wrong with grub. I have a SSD with dual boot - 378GB is for windows (sdb2) ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 but Ubuntu takes around 90 seconds to boot while Windows boots within 10 seconds

I dual booted Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 but Ubuntu takes around 90 seconds to boot while Windows boots within 10 seconds.It takes a around 30 second to show me my desktop after I enter the password....
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Ubuntu 16.04, acpi=off required to boot, but shut down freezes

I installed Ubuntu 16.04.5 alongside windows 10. It requires acpi=off to boot but it hangs on shutdown in Ubuntu splash screen. I am using Kernel 14.15,My specs are MSI, Intel i7-2.6, 16GB RAM.
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Old grubloader prevents boot

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 700 15ISK 80RU on which I used to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I removed Ubuntu a while back and restored all my partitions, or so I thought. After reinstalling the laptop, ...
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GRUB does not recognize Windows 10 (installed onto this drive before the drive was added to the laptop) as second OS

I have a DELL laptop with pre-installed OS Ubuntu 16.04. Additionally, I have decided to replace DVD/RW with a new SSD. Windows 10 was already installed on the new SSD for usage of my other PC. I did ...
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How expand ubuntu partition in dual boot

So, I have dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04.1 and windows 7, and I partitioned 150gb from my HDD to Ubuntu and initially while installing Ubuntu through wubi it asked me to allocate space to Ubuntu and I ...
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Partition error when reinstall ubuntu 18.04

I have two physical drives with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 8.1. Both have EFI partitions. I'm trying to reinstall Ubuntu from a live USB. If I have both drives connected I have an error that two file ...
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update-grub doesn’t work

I installed Ubuntu 18 according to this workaround: Step 1: Fix the wrong GRUB installation Boot into the live desktop Open a terminal Find the boot disk... ...in this case it is: /dev/sda Find ...
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Should I install firmware update from the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017) running Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot with Windows 10. Usually, I install firmware/BIOS updates using the Dell update tool in Windows. However, I just noticed an ...
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How to extend/expand my root partition. Unable to resize in gparted [on hold]

I recently installed linux mint dualbooting with windows 10. I have only allocated just 20 gb for it. Now I want to expand my linux storge. What should I do? In resize menu of gparted I can't drag the ...
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How can I access my Windows from Grub again? [duplicate]

I have been dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 10 for quite a while now and noticed that after the most recent update in Ubuntu, I cannot access my Windows 10 partition from Grub anymore. I have already ...
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How can I save my data to an external HDD or USB stick after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 failed? [duplicate]

After having worked with Xubuntu 16.04 plus multiboot Windows Vista on a Fujitsu Siemens laptop Pi 3625 (Intel graphics) without problems for some years, I decided to upgrade to 18.04 which was ...
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How to solve ubuntu stuck at splash screen using live usb? [duplicate]

I have an HP Pavillion laptop in dual boot. One with windows 10 and other on Kali. I wanted to remove kali and put ubuntu on it. So I deleted the partition for kali. I burnt the ubuntu iso after ...
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Windows 10 not directly bootable from Grub anymore (Ubuntu 18.04) [duplicate]

I have used a dual boot system with Windows since 4.10 (Warty) and aside from Windows, after a fresh installation, regularly overwriting Grub, all has worked fine so far. However since monday (17.09....
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How can I detect a duplicate version of Lubuntu installed?

When I boot up there are six options listed, when I think perhaps there should only be four? 1+2 and 5+6 seem to refer to different Lubuntu versions. Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Memory test ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem - No Choice Menu - Still asking to reinstall Ubuntu

I'm new to Linux. I followed the instructions on the internet to install Ubuntu 18.04. on my computer alongside Windows 10 using a USB stick. It was successful... but I have one problem. While ...
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Moving Grub to a new drive to get rid of Windows

A while back I installed Linux on my SSD, sdb1. I also have a 1 terabyte drive for my home directory, sdc1. I have Windows on another hard drive, sda1, which I haven’t booted into in over 2 years. It ...
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Dual Boot Infinite Loop issues

After installing Ubuntu 18.04 64bit on a seperate hdd I am able to access grub by pressing F10 and manually choosing a boot option(intel DQ67SW motherboard) and launch either windows 10 or ubuntu. ...
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Dual boot windows ubuntu internet cannot connect to server

I installed windows 10 trial version after Ubuntu 16.04, and my wifi and ethernet for Ubuntu stopped working. My Ubuntu used to have some wifi connection issues ( slow speed or cannot connect, which ...
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Upgrade to 18.04 got interrupted. Cannot load Ubuntu, nor recovery

I tried the apt-get update and apt-get upgrade commands, but it won't run. apt-get -f install doesn't work either. When I go to recovery, it won't load, but says Spectre VERY : Spectre mitigation:...
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Install Ubuntu on external Disk

I need to have Ubuntu on my MacBook but I do not want to mess with my macOS. I tried to install Ubuntu on an external HDD but, after using it and restarting the system, Ubuntu loses everything. How I ...
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16.04 slow to boot

Surface Pro-2, i5, 256SSD, Ubuntu-16.04 and win8.1 dual boot. Default is 16.04. Using the 18.04 install disk and GParted I shrunk the existing 16.04 partition and removed the swap file. Rebooted to ...
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Linux installation , low disk space (0 space remaining) [on hold]

So I had an Ubuntu. It got corrupted (Grub error then got corrupted from restarting the PC a lot). I tried reinstalling but it didn’t work, so I tried a different distro but the same result. However ...
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Files unavailable in Ubuntu and Windows 10 after copying them to an USB drive from Ubuntu 18.04

Well then, this is a first. So basically what happened is that my Windows installation got somewhat corrupt (inside build btw) and I wanted to perform a clean install. So I booted into Ubuntu (not ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 18.04

I have a hard drive with ubuntu 18.04. I inserted it into computer with another hard drive with windows 8.1. I have gigabyte motherboard. Unfortunately I can boot only into windows and if I boot into ...
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Is it safe to upgrade from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 [closed]

I'm getting notification to get dist upgrade to 18.04. I'm using HP corei3 4GB Ram and 500 GB HDD. Some of my friend recently upgraded and all of them are meritoriously getting some different major ...
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Installation failed no disk space [duplicate]

I've always installed Debian/Ubuntu without problems with Windows but this time I cannot. I had a w10/debian9 build but I wanted to start from 0 so I formatted my partitions and reinstalled my os. ...
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Runs from USB, but not from hard drive

System is a Dell D620 Boots from USB just fine, and runs flawlessly. I installed to the hard drive, and booted from HD. Grub loads and lets me select Ubuntu; Ubuntu "loading" screen appears, the locks ...
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(Read Description) rEFInd isn't updating the theme

I know this has been discussed before, but I'm not sure which advice I should follow for my particular computer and configuration. I installed rEFInd, added the themes folder, installed the Minimal ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 10 after upgrading Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS

I noticed that whenever I try to select "Windows 10" from the grub boot screen, it turns black and then returns to Grub. This happened after I upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. I should note ...
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Triple-boot on two-drive laptop

I bought a new laptop that is equipped with two hard disk drives, one is SSD and the other one is HDD. There is no pre-installed operating system. I would like to install Ubuntu on the SSD and Windows ...
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How to solve “cannot install grub package” problem when dual booting my mac?

I have watched a lot of videos on YouTube. Somebody says that the device on my mac is disk2s3. I need to get rid of the "s1" part and problem will be solved. However, I cannot find any source online ...
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Can I create a Bootable Pen Drive which will directly boot to Ubuntu which is installed on my laptop?

Here is what I want. I have dual boot laptop (Windows 10 (Primary) and Ubuntu (Secondary)). Now whenever I boot into Linux Ubuntu, next time windows takes a lot of Time (maybe a few seconds) to boot....
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how to define patrition table that will supprot installation of future linux on new partition ? ( picture attached )

I need to install partition that will not change in the future linux installation that i will install on different patrition. Does this table that i created will be good ? how i tell the ubuntu ...
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GRUB stopped boot Windows 7 EFI

I have dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. It was working fine until recently Windows stopped booting when selecting it in GRUB. But suddenly it stopped and it is stuck in dark purle screen (same color ...
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Install Ubuntu (18.04) with option to add new OS in future - can't define 'device from boot loader installation'

I need to install Ubuntu on new device - (not as virtual machine) and I want to define a partition that will be a static partition that will contain the device boot loader. I created a first ...
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Attempt to read or write file outside of disk 'hd0'. You need to load the kernel first

I have a dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.3. error: attempt to read or write file outside of disk 'hd0' error: you need to load the kernel first. Press enter any key to continue... Entering any ...
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Booting from USB with grub2 and ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu I would like to reinstall it in order to increase its partition by booting from a USB, as well as install another linux distro. But whenever I try to boot it from the USB drive ...