Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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Error: file ‘/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod’ not found. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>_

I have a dual boot system of Ubuntu 16.04.5 and windows 10 in my dell vostro 5460. Yes for a purpose I shrink a drive in windows part. Then I shutdown. But while I switched it again it shows this grub ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 stuck before login

Each time I reboot the Ubuntu, it will stuck after the grub interface and before login. I tried the boot-repair software but it doesn't help. I can only enter the Ubuntu with recovery mode. My ...
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Installer freezes randomly, mouse stops moving, ubuntu not installing

I haven an Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 with i5-8300H processor, GTX 1050ti 4gb and 8gb of ram, so what happens is whenever I try to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, during the installation setup, the mouse freezes ...
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Windows 10 won't boot in my MacBook after installing ubuntu

Well I installed windows 10 on my Macbook via boot camp assistant. After that I tried to install ubuntu 20.4 by making a partition in my disk utility. Right before the installation I noticed that ...
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Booting OS X after installing ubuntu with keyboard connected to Ubuntu

MacMini late2012 After power on Ubuntu directly loads. Pressing alt doesnt have any impact. Likely due to fact, that keyboard is bluetooth wireless and has been already connected to Ubuntu and sees ...
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Stuck on detecting file system

I'm stuck on "Installing file system" and I even tried clicking the try ubuntu button but everything just freezes (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS). My specs: i5-8300H Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050ti 4gb 8gb ram 256gb SSD ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS frozen bootloader

I had been using Ubuntu 16.04 for some time and later updated it to 18.04 about three months ago. A few days a go when I was trying to boot, I am unable to go past the Ubuntu logo and it is frozen at ...
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Want to set my dual boot because it got desipeared

I tried to know were linux is installed I didn't find the path using sudo fdisk -l to work on grub fix problem so this is what I got after this command : sudo fdisk -l Device Start ...
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I can't boot install my laptop [closed]

I'm trying install dual Windows and Ubuntu in laptop MSI gl62m 7rdx. But I can't boot install. My laptop is in legacy mode. Please help me! You can see the picture below, I choose the Install Ubuntu ...
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Which are my windows partitions

Because of dual boot with kubuntu and windows I have 7 partitions on my hard drive (see the picture). Now I want to delete all windows partitions to remove windows. I know that I have to keep 4 and 7....
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Will removing Ubuntu remove grub or not?

I am installing Ubuntu (dual boot with Windows 10) on my laptop and I wanted to know if I format the partition in which Ubuntu is installed, will Grub bootloader be removed too? If not then how can I ...
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'/' not large enough to allow upgrade

Follow up of this question, I want to upgrade from 16.04 to 20.04 passing through the 18.04. However, my / has not enough space. Even when I tried to follow suggestions to make some room, ~2.5Gb are ...
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Inconvenience of mounting real HDD in VirtualBox

Disclaimer: I'm new to the whole linux thing and, to put it lightly, not a native english speaker OS: Ubuntu 20.04 I've followed instructions from https://superuser.com/questions/495025/use-physical-...
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How to boot a Windows on another solid state drive alongside Ubuntu on another solid state drive?

I have two SSDs. On one of them, Ubuntu, and on one of them Windows. I installed Windows first and Ubuntu second. Now even if I manually boot into my Windows SSD, I get taken to Ubuntu. What's more ...
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Should i use free space or empty drive?

Installing Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10, should I use free space from a shrunk hard drive or empty named partition separated from hard drive?
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can't find free space and windows 10 while installing ubuntu 20.04

i have been trying and installing Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot along with windows 10 . i have created free space which is from basic MBR (NTFS) . but whenever i'm gonna install Ubuntu , it's says in the ...
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System boot order not found after installing Ubuntu 20.04

I have managed to install Ubuntu 20.04 and when I am starting the laptop it shows system boot order not found initialising defaults and loads the OS ultimately. I had windows 7 and 10 previously ...
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Ubuntu's C drive or system drive partition isn't showing

I've installed Ubuntu by watching a tutorial from internet. I had already dual booted Windows 7 and windows 10. so, I decided to install Ubuntu in the windows 10 drive to replace it with Ubuntu. So, I ...
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Tried to uninstall dual Linux boot (not Windows), now stuck on GNU GRUB screen

I initially Installed Ubuntu 18.04. I wanted to try Ubuntu Studio to use for audio production. So, I backed up and installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04. Then, I uninstalled Ubuntu Studio 20.04 referring ...
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Partition - no write access

I have a interntal fat32 partition, shared with windows. In Ubuntu I don't have write access. The fstab file looks like this: /dev/disk/by-label/SHAREDI /media/SHAREDI auto, users,nosuid,nodev,...
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Load kernel first error (casper/vmlinuz not found)

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu via a USB live stick (dual boot with windows) , and the following error is being displayed error: file "/casper/vmlinuz not found" error: you need to load the kernel first....
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How to deal with errors=remount-ro?

Yesterday this message appeared on my screen while booting OS after powerfailure "due to low battery backup" You are in emergency mode, After logging in type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 is not booting (dual boot with Window 10) after BIOS update

I updated my Dell G3 3579 bios to 1.12.0 and tried to boot-repair for ubuntu 20.04. Even though the ubuntu loader is showing on top of the UFEI boot setting, it does not load and only Window 10 is ...
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how to find best suited drivers for your system? [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for about a year now. And the main reason that's pulling me back to windows is the bad battery life (about 60% lesser "100% to 20%" time for the battery to discharge). I've ...
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When I delete something from another location in Ubuntu, it is not going to the rubbish bin and gets deleted permanently. Is there any way to stop it? [duplicate]

I am using both win 10 and ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When I am using ubuntu if I delete something from an NTFS drive it is permanently deleted. I want them to go the rubbish bin.
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Keyboard not working on GRUB

I was booting Ubuntu on my desktop from an USB bootable drive but on the GRUB menu I couldn't choose the OS as none of my keyboard keys were working. Note that I was using a third-party keyboard. But ...
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Understanding data partition in dual boot

I am new to linux, and I just installed ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop (dual boot with windows). I am most likely not going to use Windows anymore, but it's kind of nice to have it there, just in case. ...
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Grub is not booting Windows 10 anymore

The problem: Whenever I chose Windows 10 boot mgr on GRUB the laptop restarts and comes back to GRUB screen The root: I was updating my Ubuntu version when I lost my internet connectivity and update ...
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grub command prompt appearing after boot-repair and manually updating grub

I had ubuntu 19.10 on my system with the Legacy boot. I installed Windows 10 in UEFI mode on top of that. Due to this I wasn't able to boot into Ubuntu. I fixed it using the boot-repair utility. But ...
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No GRUB menu during Ubuntu boot with 2 displays

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04, dual booting alongside Windows, but nothing shows up on both monitors on boot up w/ Ubuntu. I know that it is taking place in the background because it automatically ...
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My dual-boot PC boots directly into Windows since I upgraded my Ubuntu to 20.04 LTS

I've been using Ubuntu 19.10 and Windows 10 on my device with dualboot. Recently, I upgraded Ubuntu to 20.04 LTS, and since then, my PC skips GRUB and boots directly to Windows 10. To solve this, I ...
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Windows Partition ibb.co/C28VxFW

[ ibb.co/C28VxFW ] link, the last two commands didn't work K7AAY I deleted windows by installing ubuntu last year and since then have had a copy of pop os for a bit and then returning to ubuntu. ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on an ASUS UX330UA

Hello I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu alongside windows 10. I have followed various online guides, created a partition and a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 20.04 using Rufus. Most online guidelines ...
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Change display window randomly appears when using some apps ubuntu

An extremely annoying prompt randomly appears when im using specific apps. It happens the most when i run Neofetch. Here is a screenshot: My question is: how can I disable it and why does it happen ...
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Safely deleting EFI system partitions?

How I ended up with three ESP (EFI System Partition)... My computer came with Windows-10 installed, and their correspondent ESP partition. So, I shrinked the windows-10 partition and installed a ...
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Can’t Boot Into Linux Anymore - stuck in emergency mode

I am running dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows (I had windows first). I recently reset the bios settings to default due to another issue that I was having. I also restored Factory Keys under the ...
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Dual boot installation on hybrid (ssd + hdd) storage

I am planning to install Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop. My laptop specifications are: i7-8750H 16GB RAM GTX 1050Ti 4 GB 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD Well, I am considering two options-> ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Ubuntu 18.04

About a month ago, my Windows crashed (I was dual booting), giving me the BSoD. I couldn't find any other solution, so I formatted my drive and installed only Ubuntu. Now, however, I require Windows ...
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Ubuntu specific RAM issues - chrome crashing and memtest86 freezing

G'day, I'm running 4x8GB sticks of corsair vengeance LPX RAM, a 5700xt and an r5 3600x. I just installed ubuntu 20.04 a week ago to dual-boot with windows and I've been having RAM-related problems....
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How can i remove ubuntu 18.04 correctely ? Which partition do i choose?

What I have? Ubuntu installed in 'other' mode. Windows 10 Ubuntu installed in 'alongside windows' mode. What I want? I want to remove the last one. I have 3 images to show you.
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Install Ubuntu and Windows in different drives of same computer

Some backstory (TLDR: skip to next paragraph). I am a novice linux user, but have been using Ubuntu for quite a while now for my daily tasks. My current laptop of 10 years gave up and now its CPU is ...
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can't mount any partitions from Live USB on HP Laptop

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a disk partition in a new HP laptop, but are unable to boot into it. I found that there are issues with dual booting on HP machines using UEFI and some successful ...
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Microphone doesn't work in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS fresh install

I have lenovo ideapad 330s with ubuntu 18.04 LTS . The microphone is not working . I have checked by overriding the pin 0x13 . The speaker is fine but during a skpe or facebook call . the other person ...
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i had installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with / 10 GB, swap 16 GB, and /home 81 GB now fol error occurs (Low Disk Space on Filesystem Root)

I had low disk space on "Filesystem root" Error in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, please help me in resizing the / partition and note that I am new to Linux. My system is dual boot with for Linux partitions: / - ...
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Nvidia graphic driver 1650 is not recognized

I recently bought Lenovo Legion Y540 i7 9th gen and Nvidia GTX 1650 Laptop. I decided to dual boot it with ubuntu 18.04. The steps I followed were: 1. Creating a bootable pen drive for ubuntu 18.04 ...
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dual boot ubuntu and windows 10 on ubuntu mashine

I have recently bought a new SSD for my laptop. Now, I want to create a dual boot system with ubuntu and windows 10. A lot of post recommend installing windows first and afterwards ubuntu. My ...
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Get rid off grub rescue mode [closed]

Well,recently I had deleted a partition from the desktop whereas on start of the machine,I had come across an error stating Unknown command kkkkk recursively. Could someone help me to fix the issue ...
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Can't install windows 10 alongside ubuntu

I have two storage in My laptop - 500gb ssd and 2tb harddrive, and I have ubuntu having 256gb in that 500gb ssd, I tried to install windows 10 on other half of ssd like 250ish gb.....and it's not ...
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Create bootable macOS USB for a non Apple computer [closed]

I tried several ways to create a bootable macOS USB for a non Apple personal computer. I expected it to work exactly like my bootable Ubuntu USB. macOS bootable USB seems to be working differently. It ...
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Dual boot GRUB only boots windows into boot options

I've been working on getting a dual boot setup going, and everything appears to be working fine; upon boot, grub shows Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager to choose from, however upon choosing Windows, I ...

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