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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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GRUB not showing up (windows 10/ubuntu)

So, on my HP650 i have internal HDD on which i have windows 10. I installed Ubuntu 18.04. on external HDD which is connected via USB. The problem is that GRUB menu doesn't show up at start, so I can'...
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Install Ubuntu on an External HDD and use it on my mac

I want to install Ubuntu on my external hard drive and boot it up on my mac using startup manager. I have read lots of tutorials but I still couldn't understand how to make it work. Here's what I have ...
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Dual Boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu Mate) boots to Grub command line

So, for the record, I'm new to using Ubuntu/Linux. I'm slowly getting acquainted with everything, but I'd love it if you guys could help me out with an issue I'm having. I have a laptop with two hard ...
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Why did resizing the boot partition result in 'no bootable devices'?

I installed Ubuntu, changed the size of the boot partition, created a placeholder for windows, and reinstalled Ubuntu in an ext4 partition. Upon reboot, there is no bootable device found by the bios. ...
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“Install Ubuntu” leads to black screen and doesn't load

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 18.04.1 alongside Windows 10 on a Yoga 720 laptop. I've created a bootable USB with Rufus, and using Advanced Startup Options I am able to boot from the USB. However, ...
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UEFI Firmware Update Failed (18.04 dual boot with Windows 7)

Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th, Windows 7 I just set up a dual boot with 18.04, and some UEFI incompatibility put me in limbo between OSs; I had to "try ubuntu" and use boot repairfor it to recognize the ...
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Ubunutu Mate| reformat or reset to system defualt [duplicate]

im running ubuntu mate 18.04 on dual boot , after messing around with graphics drivers , i ruined some settings unfortuantley hence i would like to restore the system to the same state i had it after ...
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Error booting after fresh install - Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 10 laptop (Dell, trying to dual boot) and am unable to start Ubuntu. On startup I get the following error: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs ...
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“Error: invalid signature” on Windows after attempting to delete Ubuntu partition and GRUB - how can I restore Windows' boot loader? [duplicate]

Can anyone help me access Windows again? I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu running on my machine, with GRUB as the bootloader. I wanted to disable GRUB and remove my Linux partition. Following some online ...
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If i have Ubuntu 18.04, can I make dual-boot with Windows 10? [duplicate]

So I have Ubuntu 18.04 and I want to make dual-boot so I can choose Ubuntu or Windows when booting. I tried searching how to do it but I don't understand anything. So can you help?
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Wifi stopped working after cable connection on Ubuntu 14.04

I have owned a Ubuntu 14.04 machine for five years now. Lately, I moved my residence and had to connect by ethernet for a while. Then, suddenly Ubuntu cannot recognize any network. Note that this ...
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Cannot access Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I am new to Linux and I had Ubuntu installed using some instructions I found on the internet, I got my drive partitioned and once I had it installed, I can't find my Windows 7.
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Ubuntu is not finding hard disks and partition table is empty

I am trying do a dual boot installation of Ubuntu using USB but when I go to install, the partition table is empty. When I then ran- sudo dmraid -Er /dev/sda it said that there were no block devices ...
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lost+found empty

Well, I've dual boot with Ubuntu and Kali Linux. So, I have some partitions on my 1TB HD: sda: sda1 -> extended with a 640GB NTFS called "Windows Data" (general files) + Linux Swap (4GB) sda2 ->...
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Can't dual boot Ubuntu: Error 15:(http://grub4dos.chenall.net/e/15) File not found

Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10. Used UUI and Rufus, neither worked. Is there any possible way to fix that? I can't find any answer to this question on the web. Booting 'Boot ubuntu' (hd0,...
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Dual Booting with Windows 10 - Ubuntu will see Windows 10 as FreeDOS during installation?

So, I bought a Lenovo Laptop (came preinstalled with FreeDOS) a while ago and installed Windows 10 on a partition I created (as I remember) - I don't remember anything about uninstalling FreeDOS or ...
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Wi-fi disappears after rebooting from windows (18.10)

I am new to Ubuntu. I installed 18.10 version alongside Windows 10. Every time I boot and choose Ubuntu first, the Wi-fi is OK. Although if I choose to reboot in Windows and then select Ubuntu, there ...
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Kubuntu doesn't start desktop environment half the time booting

I have Kubuntu installed, dual booting with Win10 and half the time I start my computer the desktop environment for Kubuntu just doesn't start, all I see is a blinking underscore. I can access tty and ...
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Install Ubuntu directly off a hard drive and dual boot

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a hard drive from the hard drive. I already have Windows 10 on it. My pc has no disk drive, and I have no flash drives. Can I install from the hard drive to another ...
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Dual booting Kali Linux with Ubuntu [on hold]

I wiped out my 500gb hard disk using DBAN software in dodshort mode. Then i installed Kali Linux with 40gb as primary partition and 4gb as swap area, and left the remaining space as unallocated. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at a black screen with lines that start with a green OK

I have a dual boot laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. They have been working fine for some time now. Last night I had left the laptop on all night to download some big files. Now it is stuck at ...
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Black screen after reinstalling Ubuntu 16.04

I tried to reinstall Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 10 in UEFI mode. An earlier non-accessible version of Ubuntu 16.04 (due to a grub issue) was installed in legacy mode over which I am trying to ...
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"The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into / target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot [duplicate]

Latest Ubuntu install. Second USB I tried. I've used the same EFI partition before to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot with WINDOWS 10. I booted into Windows, cleared out the linux partitions, and wanted ...
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I can't boot any Linux usb

I wanted to dual boot ubuntu with windows 10 but the installation did not have the option to install alongside windows 10... So i cancelled the installation and booted windows 10 to free some space ...
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Dual boot - ubuntu slow download speed [duplicate]

I just installed dual-boot (Windows 10 + Ubuntu 18.04). On Windows I have download speed like ~60 Mbit/s on Ubuntu it looks like this: Download: 0.71 Mbit/s I tried both: Home WiFi and also mobile ...
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What are the pros and cons of installing and running Ubuntu from a microSD card? [on hold]

I have a laptop with a spare microSD card. I am planning to install Ubuntu 16.04 on that card and use it alongside Windows. What are the pros and cons of running Ubuntu from a SD card? I don't think ...
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Installed windows 10 over ubuntu 16.04 and getting error while installing grub using live usb of ubuntu?

So i had my laptop with ubuntu 16.04 installed as a single OS in legacy mode and it worked fine . Now i tried dual booting it with windows 10 over Ubuntu 16.04 but i installed windows 10 in UEFI mode ...
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After install ubuntu 18.04, grub menu not show win10 [duplicate]

After install ubuntu 18.04, I can't start win 10. I tried sudo os-prober but not show window. Can you help me?
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Install Ubuntu but “hide” it in normal boot?

I have a somewhat old laptop (Dell Inspiron 3541) with Windows 10 installed. Through Live Mode, I've tested that it works with Ubuntu 16.04 (doesn't fully work with 18.04). After facing some issues ...
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After installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, Windows boots fine and I can log in but Windows can't find data

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 I used the instructions in this answer to How to use manual partitioning during installation? Firstly I chose something else, secondly made a partition ...
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Boot message `could not get size` [closed]

Why does Couldn't get size when booting up appear? Is there a way to fix it? There is some decimal number before and a number that looks like a wrong offset: something like [..0004]. I'm running a ...
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How to boot Windows with Ubuntu in separate disks? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on an SSD in UEFI mode. I want to install Windows 10 on a separate SSD. Then I want to use both the drives, with Ubuntu drive being the primary (boots into Ubuntu if I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boot process stops at “ATA11: failed to resume link”

I've been using suggestions from Ask Ubuntu already. I've managed to disable the video driver using disablemodules=nouveau. So I already changed the ISO-file. I installed new firmware in my BIOS, ...
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Boot installation iso from another hard drive

I need to do fsck. But i am not able yo access ssd where ubuntu is installed and i have not second pc to make a usb with instsllation iso. Although i have the instsllation iso in my hdd.(look at image)...
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Error: attempt to read or write outside hd0 Error: you need to load the kernel first

I have dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10. After a force reboot of Windows 10 I get the errors shown in the picture. Is there any possible solution using the grub command line? I don't have another pc ...
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How can I check which partition contains Ubuntu intstallation, using Gparted while in live USB of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my machine. Now I want to check from live USB using Gparted or the df command which partition contains my Ubuntu 16.04 installation. I am getting a / ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 GRUB2 wont recognize APFS filesystem

Is there any way for GRUB2 to recognize the APFS filesystem for booting? If not is there a menu entry configuration that would allow manual loading of macOS? Im suprised not to find anyone else ...
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Nvidia Drivers won't load on Regular Boot

I am using nvidia-driver-390 on Ubuntu 18.04 with a GTX 1080. On a nearly fresh install of Ubuntu, I installed the driver from the "Software and Updates" app, and rebooted the machine. After doing ...
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install Linux on seperate hard drive (DUAL BOOT)

I want to install linux on my second hard drive (1st: Windows 10). I made 3 partitions: root, home and swap and installed it. However it doesn't boot into Linux and I get this error message: "Minimal ...
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How to disable BitLocker recovery password with Ubuntu?

I am using Dell XPS 13 9360 after I installed the latest version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I noticed that every single boot in windows 10 the BitLocker recovery ask me to put the password! any idea how to ...
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Checking the whole disk health from Linux, including the Windows partitions

I have both Ubuntu and Windows installed. I was using Windows today and suddenly it crashed, so I rebooted and got a Reboot and select proper Boot Device message. I rebooted and finally got to ...
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Mount NTFS using /etc/fstab [duplicate]

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.10. Using the disc management tools in Windows I was able to shrink the volume and give myself 200G for Ubuntu. I am trying to mount the Windows partition so ...
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Restoring Ubuntu 16.04/Win7 partitions to new drive with CloneZilla

I currently have a 256GB SSD dualboot with Ubuntu 16.04 and Win7 which I want to migrate to a new 500GB SDD. I understand I can't restore a complete disk image to a different size drive, but rather do ...
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Dual Boot Issues - Boot-repair problems

I messed up my boot/grub for this dual boot. I cannot reinstall ubuntu anymore (it can't find the mount point) and I have no boot-screen for grub, so I can't boot into anything except the live-usb ...
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Ubuntu 18.04. Can boot normally in Ubuntu (graphic mode) but get stuck in Recovery Mode

I can boot normally in Ubuntu (graphic mode). When I boot in Recovery Mode it get stuck at systemd-journald[270]: Received request to flush runtime journal from PID 1 I have tried many things from the ...
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How to transfer files from Windows 10 partition to new Ubuntu partition

My brilliant techy son has convinced me to move to linux/ubuntu for everyday use, and installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on one of my pc's. I need to save the Windows 10 partition for 2-3 ...
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How to boot with USB (UEFI)?

i have Ubuntu and i want to install Win10 (dual boot). I made a bootable Windows USB, but i can't boot it: Ubuntu boots automatically. I tried to change the boot order, but there is an UEFI password (...
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Bluetooth stops after restart on dual boot ubuntu 18.04

Sometimes when I do updates and restart my computer, the bluetooth will be disabled in the computer. Bluetooth settings says: "no bluetooth found, plug in a dongle to use bluetooth." If I do: $ ...
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ubuntu dualboot problem grub-customize

I recently installed both windows 10 and ubuntu operating systems and I wanted to install debian aswell when the installation finished I tried to boot from ubuntu grub but it wasn't there so with a ...
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Linux installation freezes

I have been trying to install different Linux distributions on my computer, yet the installation or the live try freezes after I either connect to the WIFI or once I choose the option of downloading ...