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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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Tried to dualboot Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 13 5000, but it keeps booting directly into Windows

I'm not sure what to do from here. I tried dual booting Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (currently has Windows 10 pre-installed) following this [this] tutorial, as well as [this] video. I ...
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Grub On Multiple Drives?

My laptop (ASUS ROG G752) has 2 SSDs. At first, I installed Windows (BIOS) on the smaller and faster 256GB one(NVMe) and used the larger 512GB(SATA) one for games & programs. Recently I got an ...
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grub-install fails after upgrade with 'Block device required'

After sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade, at the very end I get the following error (full text at the bottom): grub-install: error: efibootmgr failed to register the boot entry: Block device ...
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Ubuntu 16.4.1 amd64 Stop Working While ShutingDown

I'm Using Windows 10 And Try To Have Ubuntu Alongside It, I have A Problem With 3 Linux Versions (linux mint, ubuntu 16.4.1, ubuntu 18), But I Had The Same Problem That The Operating System Stop ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 w/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 1TB Hdd, want to Install Dual Boot Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

How to Dual-Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Different HDD Partitions..? HDD has 3 partitions all NTFS. Windows, Drive C: 459.45GB, Free Drive D: 486.87GB, Free Drive E: 12.41GB. Like ...
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Unable to boot windows 10 or Ubuntu in dual OS installation

I installed ubuntu in my lenovo notebook already running Windows 10. Followed the instructions given in the website https://www.tecmint.com/install-ubuntu-16-04-alongside-with-windows-10-or-8-in-dual-...
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Installing dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 on dell xps 15 9570 RAID or AHCI

I have recently bought this a new dell xps15 9570 computer. I have partitioned the windows such that there is a partition with ~650GB empty. I have followed the instructions here When I start the ...
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Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 with partition set to External Drive

I am using the new surface pro and, as it is a company device, I will not want to remove Windows 10. However, for many tasks, most of them actually, I would much rather use Ubuntu. What I would like ...
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Removing extra option from Boot Manager in “Legacy Mode” after deleting Ubuntu (able to load Windows when boot mode = UEFI)

I have a Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop with Windows 10 installed. I was attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot option. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully, but encountered some ...
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Unable to boot Linux on Sager 7851 (Clevo N850EP6) [duplicate]

I recently purchased a new laptop, a Sager 7851, specs: i7 8750H 8GB RAM NVidia GTX 1060 6gb 1TB Seagate barracuda I'm pretty much a noob with very little previous experience to Linux and I want to ...
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Errors on startup

So I've been having a problem lately with Ubuntu. I tried booting up Ubuntu like normal when all of the sudden, I get a system Error. I'm not able to send a screenshot of it as the message appeared ...
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Ubuntu startup is missing from macbook

I have a macbook that I had 3 OS installed and all was good. I have macUS!, Win10 and had ubuntu 16.04. If I did nothing at startup...the macbook would boot into ubutnu 16.04 without any problems! ...
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The installation type table is empty while dual booting windows and lubuntu on HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15t with intel optane

Having great trouble while dual booting my laptop which has Windows 10. I created some free space from my C drive for ubuntu. But in the installation type screen , it does not show any partition of my ...
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GRUB boot loader error when installing Ubuntu in dual UEFI boot along side Windows

I have some trouble installing Ubuntu on my new computer. I encountered this error and I did not find a solution to my problem yet. I disabled secure boot and fast boot. Here is what I want to ...
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Dual booting Dell Inspiron 14

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 14 which has Intel I7 processor. I tried installing Ubuntu as 2nd OS by following this link. I followed all the steps such as partitioning the C drive and setting up the ...
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Dual Boot (Win 10 && Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

Alright, i've read every single thread on here regarding this topic but still don't seem to be able to find any usefull answer. Question: I've had win10 installed and bootable on /dev/sdc and then ...
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Ubuntu installation type only shows usb

when reaching the "installation type" window on my Dell Inspiron 7472, when installing ubuntu 18.0.4.1, rather than showing any options it simply shows a partitioning screen with what appears to be my ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu and windows 10 on dell inspiron 7472

I am attempting to dual boot ubuntu 18.0.4 with windows 10 on my new dell inspiron 7472, and i was following this guide: Dell guide. I followed all the steps up until I was told to boot from my ...
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Stuck at Installing “grub2 package”

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 as my second OS for my HP Pavilion x360. The installation method I am using is "install alongside windows boot manager". My installation stops at "installing ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 freezes when try to reboot or shutdown

I have a Dell Inspiron 3558 with a dual boot with Ubuntu 18.10 and Windows 10. Normally both OSs work perfectly, but it freezes when trying to shutdown or reboot Ubuntu. (Click image to enlarge) I ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installing alongside Windows on Dell Inspiron 3542 [duplicate]

Today I installed Ubuntu on a partition on my Hard drive, which already had Windows 10 installed. When I boot up my laptop Windows Boot Manager automatically boots into Windows. I have heard that I ...
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Can't boot into Windows 10 from GRUB menu, even though the option of Windows 10 is there? [duplicate]

I recently dual booted my Lenovo windows 10 laptop, windows 10 + Ubuntu 18.04. Installing Linux in itself was a hassle, but now it is done. However, now when I power on my laptop, I reach the grub ...
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How can I make partitions just for the OS (Dual Boot)?

this is my first post. I've looked through some posts to get an answer but I couldn't find one, sorry. I just bought a laptop and set up a dual boot with Win 10 and Ubuntu. I've never done this ...
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grub-install/dev/sda failed. Fatal error. Boot repair can't fix [duplicate]

Legacy mode is enabled. Secure boot is disabled. Using Windows 10 on HP pavilion x360 and need to dual boot Ubuntu. (I'm using the ISO on an USB drive). grub-install/dev/sda failed. fatal error ...
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error : no such device:… Entering rescue mode… grub rescue [duplicate]

Ok so I installed Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 7 last year. But I found out I never used it so I decided to wipe the Ubuntu drive from Windows. Next startup I got this error, note the grub partition ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installed in external hard drive, how to make it compatible in other OS

I have installed Ubuntu in my external hard drive, and i used refind to make a dual boot for Windows and Linux. Currently, I have no problem to dual-boot with my original system where i installed ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside windows 10 but can't switch between os [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu into its own partition but when I boot my Acer laptop it takes me straight into windows I have checked boot menu nothing and I have checked the primary is and it only has ...
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Bootloader Settings for C Drive Windows and SD Card Ubuntu

I have a 256-gig C Drive for Windows 10 and a 32-gig SD Card for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I want to install a bootloader (maybe GRUB with a custon skin). Do I just need to do what is normally done on a ...
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Could not start kdeinit5. Check your installation [closed]

after installing debian kde on chroot sh~/Downloads/crouton -t kde-desktop -r stretch and launching kde sudo startkde it shows Could not start kdeinit5. Check your installation whats the solution
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Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't use swap, but whet it does it freezes

My ubuntu 18.04 64bit isn't using the swap file/partition to the point when the 8gigs(of which 7.3 are usable) of ram almost fills up, and when it does, and actually writes some things in swap it ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 is not booting up

My Ubuntu PC is not booting up. I am running Windows-Ubuntu dual-boot. On booting, the initial boot animation with the Ubuntu logo shows up.. Then, it runs various checks and at last shows the ...
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Second copy of Ubuntu doesn't appear in GRUB menu [duplicate]

I have a machine running Xubuntu 18.04 and Mint. I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1. Everything seemed ok but it doesn't appear in the list of boot options at startup. When I previously installed ...
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Issues Installing & Booting from USB HDD

So I've installed Ubuntu in the past, on internal and external drives. However, I can't seem to figure it out currently. The issue is that in UEFI it won't detect the external HDD I want to boot from ...
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Mounting home folder of one Ubuntu inside home folder of another

I have a system which has Ubuntu 18.04 installed. It has a home folder of size around 500 GB. Now, I am in need of Ubuntu 16.04. I have a space of around 180 GB in the hard disk. Due to the nature of ...
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Help with dual booting from a bootable USB or disk

I am dual booting my Acer laptop windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10 I have partitioned my hardrive and I have created a bootable USB and dvd but when I try to boot off usb or dvd this error comes Failed to ...
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GRUB doesn't boot the default entry (Ubuntu) automatically, keyboard sends ^[[[E

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 dual booted with Windows 10 on Lenovo E41-15 laptop. Some keys of my laptop weren't working since past two months. But overnight, some miracle happened and all of the keys are ...
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I am not able to boot into other distrubutions

So basically I dual booted Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Win 10.Before I was able to run live wifislax using bootable pendrive but after dual booting Ubuntu I'm not able to boot into the pendrive.I have tried ...
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problem in creaing bootable win 10 [duplicate]

I installed woeusb in my ubuntu 16.04, I successful in creating the bootable win 8, But I unable to create win 10 bootable usb, I make same procedure but it shows error,
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Dual boot or one operating system? [on hold]

I want to install Ubuntu, but I am not sure yet if I want to do it with dual-boot (along with my windows 10) or if I need to uninstall windows and have only the linux operating system. Any ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 can't recognize my SSD

I got a new Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5, recently. Previously, I had been using a 10-year-old system. A lot of things have changed since then and I wasn't up-to-date with the latest tech. So this new ...
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Help! The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining I CAN INSTALL ANY LINUX DISTRO [duplicate]

I am having issues installing Linux Distro: ubuntu, kde, sorin, deepin, lubuntu. Even lower versions, I have 1 tb, 8 ram and everytime I try to install any iso impossible, I have this message The ...
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How to Increase dev/sda2 in linux (Debian) using Gparted or teminal [closed]

Practically, I'm new to Linux and I have issues, increasing the size of my sda2 partition where Linux is running. I also have tried several fixes, but it's not working completely. >> fdisk -l ...
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Dual boot with Puppy Linux and Ubuntu based distro

I'm trying implement a dual-boot with PuppyLinux (Tahrpup 6.0, Xenialpup 7.5 CE etc.) and a Ubuntu based distro (Lubuntu, Xubuntu etc.) but in the grub menu I dont get any options for PuppyLinux. I ...
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Formatting a dual boos system

I have a dual boot system: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.10. Now I would like to erase everything, and install a fresh copy of Windows, and then add Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. What I need to do to make sure both ...
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linux problem with nvidia [duplicate]

all of my studies are with ubuntu and i already tried and installed ubuntu perfectly with boot via usb and i dual boot it with windows 10 and it runned for like 2 days and then the next time i wanted ...
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Downgrade Ubuntu with Dualboot [closed]

I've got a Ubuntu 18 installation along side my Windows 10 on my laptop. I now need Ubuntu 16.04 due to some incompatibility issues. Is there a way to conveniently downgrade / replace the Ubuntu 18 ...
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Can't Install Kubuntu on my New Asus Vivo Book Pro

Recently I bought a new laptop, ASUS Vivo Book Pro M580GD. The laptop spec. is Core i7 (8750H) 2.2Gz (8th Gen) 16GB RAM with 16GB Optane 1TB HDD Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB Windows 10 Home Pre installed But ...
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I am unable to install(dual-boot) Ubuntu from pendrive on my Dell Inspiron 15 7000 laptop

I am unable to install(dual-boot) Ubuntu from pendrive on my Dell Inspiron 15 7000 laptop. I have created a bootable pendrive and press F12 on seeing the Dell logo. On changing BIOS settings either ...
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Cannot connecct to external display?

I own a Lenovo Ideapad 330, dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Out of curiosity, I attempted to connect my laptop to my Element PowerOn TV and the Display Settings didn't provide me with any ...
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dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 18.04 on desktop, black screen in installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my desktop, that is using windows 7 now. I want to install Ubuntu (not inside windows), so that my desktop cannot be run as dual boot. However, I face to a ...