Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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Ubuntu is so buggy , and they say Windows is bad SMH [closed]

im a long time windows user and i want to dual boot for the first time, and boiiii this garbage OS is so pathetic just by installing my Gpu driver init causes some crash , im not saying windows OS is ...
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How to add space to root partition / from non-adjacent ones

I am running out of space on sda5 root partition. I just wanted to install mariaDB, and I ran out of space. This is an HP machine that came with Windows 10, but I was fed up with it deciding when to ...
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Windows 10 won't boot after dualboot installation - Optane Volume

Just bought a hp Spectre x360 and immediately installed Ubuntu, I installed 19.10 and just after the installation GNU grub 2 was freezing and it won't let me do anything. After a couple restarts it ...
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If there is already an EFI partition for windows, do I need to create a new EFI partition for Ubuntu?

I'm trying to do a dual-boot installation of Ubuntu and I've noticed that there is already an EFI partition in my SSD. Do I need to create a new one for my Ubuntu Partition?
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Kernel ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed

I'm booting Ubuntu 16.04 from a USB Stick on my MacBook Pro 2018. When I chose either Try Ubuntu without installing or Install Ubuntu, I get the following error code and the Kernel panics: ACPI ...
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Removal of GNU GRUB version 2.02

Today I was removing ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64 off my laptop as I don't need linux in a dual boot. The first thing I did was that deleted the partition and took that unallocated partition and put ...
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Slow boot time on Ubuntu 19.10

I have dual boot system. The laptop is Dell G3. Ram:8GB Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8300H CPU @ 2.30GHz × 8 Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB Storage: 128 SSD + 1TB HDD. I have windows installed on ...
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Windows 10 not detected on installation of Ubuntu on a second SSD

I own an Acer PC with Windows 10 pre-installed on the main SSD drive. I added a second SSD drive on which I want to install Ubuntu-studio, from a USB drive generated by Rufus. I managed to launch ...
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MODESIGN: Couldn't get UEFI db list [read me I'm not a duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside windows 10 on a Lenovo 720 13' and I get the error in the title. I've looked for similar cases 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, I'm sure there are many more, so if I missed a ...
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/media/data partition is not writeable

I have installed Windows and Ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot mode and I wanted to have a partition that would share the data between both systems. My partition is in ext4 file system and is mounted under /...
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Can I install Ubuntu alongside VeraCrypt encrypted Windows 10 partition

I have Windows 10 computer with full disk encryption with VeraCrypt (standard settings- AES and SHA-256). Can I now install Ubuntu on this hard drive (preferably with full disk encryption too) ...
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LUKS Encrypted Ubuntu + VeraCrypt Encrypted Windows 10

I managed to install both Windows 10 (encrypted by veracrypt) and Ubuntu (encrypted by LUKS following the directions here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManualFullSystemEncryption/) to the same SSD ...
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Dual boot - Ubuntu 18.04 boots only when secure boot is enabled

My Ubuntu 18.04 installation stopped booting normally lately - I can see only blank screen with a coursor in top left corner. But when I enabled UEFI secure boot options, the booting is complete. The ...
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No display on Ubuntu 18.04 installation

I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10. I have following configuration- Partition- GPT Motherboard firmware- UEFI Processor- Ryzen 5 3500 MoBo- B450 Mortar Max Graphics- ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not booting with Aorus RTX 2080

My pc boots ubuntu 18.04 perfectly when I use the integrated GPU. But when I try to boot it using the Aorus RTX 2080 it fails. Error: "/dev/sda2: clean, 177761/files, 2422498/31127296 blocks" and ...
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Which partition in my computer has Ubuntu installed on it?

I was trying to uninstall Ubuntu and install another Linux distro, but I can't figure out which partition in my computer has Linux installed on it. Results of fdisk -l : Device Boot Start ...
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Can Windows 10 spy on your activity in Linux?

We all know W10 is spyware disguised as an operating system, but in the absence of W7, it's all we have for games. My question is that if I dualboot Ubuntu with Win10, will its feely data-tentacles be ...
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Pros and cons of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows on my laptop. I already know how to install it. A tutorial that I watched recommended selecting the Something else option of the Installation type ...
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How do I partition Windows 10 to dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.5 alongside Windows 10 but I don't know how to partition the drives. I've read some tutorials but most of them don't have the same partitions that I have so I'm still ...
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ubuntu new installation not booting (dual boot W10 Home, HP Laptop 14-dq1xxx)

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS on a new HP Laptop 14-dq1xxx with pre-installed W10 Home but I cannot make it boot (W10 HOME or Pendrive boot is Ok, but when I select Ubuntu the BIOS says that ...
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Kubuntu 19.10 doesn't boot after installing (GRUB yo)

Have Windows 10 on my PC. Installed Kubuntu 19.10. Only Windows 10 is booting. Started Kunbuntu from flash card. And used commands: sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /...
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Sound volume to low on dual boot with Bluetoth Headphones

After I did this How can I avoid having to pair my bluetooth mouse all the time? to avoid to pair every time the Bluetoth Headphones on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, the volume is to low on Ubuntu 18....
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Dual Boot didn't show up after reboot

Please guide me i have installed ubuntu in Hp Pavilion X360 - 14-DH1025TX but after restart it doesn't show me dual boot option instead boots only in Windows 10 which is preinstalled. hope to get how ...
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Ubuntu dualboot install not recognizing unallocated space

I followed various articles to install ubuntu 18.04 in parallel to my windows 10 OS. I have allocated 150 gigs of free space and get to the point where I can boot from my Usb which contains the ISO ...
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Files disappeared from folder

System: dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, and 1GB exfat hard drive accessible from both OS. I had a folder "foo" which contained: folder "bar" bunch of (maybe 20) various files with different ...
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Repair or re-install Ubuntu? (Dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 16.04, UEFI + GPT)

(I am a slow reader and am presently working my way through many threads that Search and/or Google found. While I am reading, I am going to ask the following question in the hopes someone might ...
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Issues with Kubuntu 18.04 - Boot issues & blank screen on startup

I have recently installed Kubuntu 18.04. It worked fine for a day or so but now I face a couple of issues. Firstly, I have a dual-boot computer running Windows 8.1 along with this distro. When I start ...
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Problem start up dual boot Linux and Mac OSX El Capitan

After a long work I successfully installed dual boot Linux (Bio linux 8) on a macbook Pro with Mac OSX El Capitan. First of all I installed reFIND on mac and this helpful utility give me the ...
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Menu entry for Android x86 7.1 r2 installed alongside Ubuntu 16.04 does not work, system reboots when I test it

I've installed Android x86 7.1 r2, and now I'm trying to add the new OS to the boot menu. I've run gksu gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom And there I've added this code menuentry "Android Ifti" { set ...
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14.04: Windows does not shows up in dual boot

I am using ubuntu as default OS. I have windows 10 alongside as well. But while booting up or while i open GRUB Customizer, it does not show window. How am i supposed to change to windows now ? Can ...
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Ubuntu cloned from HDD to SSD doesn't boot

In my laptop, I had a 1 TB HDD with Windows, and 200 GB assigned to Ubuntu. I recently installed a 250 GB SSD on the laptop and cloned the Ubuntu partition to this SSD. When trying to boot the Ubuntu ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 19.04 on HP Omen laptop [closed]

I have a HP Omen laptop (gaming) and tried to install Ubuntu on it without success. 1) A lot of questions and answers are related to freeze during the Ubuntu load. I know that this can be resolved by ...
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Re-install 18.04.3 with dual boot Windows 10, boots to grub prompt. How to get grub recreated and boot to ubuntu?

Win/Ubuntu both installed on my 4th HD - SDD, and after a re-install of Ubuntu 18.04.3 from live cd, I can not get back to Ubuntu. I use SDA, SDB, SDC as additional hard drives. I can manually ...
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Need help with dual booting removal for windows 10

I want to dual boot my windows 10 desktop, however I am worried about wanting/needing to reverse the partitions in the future and don't have access to a windows disk or usb with a windows boot loader, ...
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How to remove Ubuntu from dual boot system with Windows?

I wish to remove Ubuntu and I'm not quite sure how. I know it has something to do with partitions. I have 3 partitions. 1. OS [683 GB] 2. Recovery [14 GB] 3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (E:) I know it says ...
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Windows option just reloads grub bootloader after updating to Ubuntu 19.10

I updated to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04. After updating, Ubuntu booted alright. The grub bootloader shows option for Ubuntu and Windows as it was before updating. But now, when I select Windows option, ...
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wi-fi adapter not found on Ubuntu 18.04

I know this (kinda) a repost, but all the other threads on here haven't helped me so far. I put a drive with an existing dual-boot setup of Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 in a new laptop. The Wi-fi is ...
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grub rescue, blind mode

i updated osx last night and when i try to boot to linux, i get sent to the grub rescue prompt. i have performed the following steps: set prefix=(hd1,gpt5)/boot/grub (contains grub.cfg but mod ...
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Installing Ubuntu on my MacBook pro

Got a MacBook pro late 2011, 500GB hard drive and 8GB Memory. I followed a guide for installing Ubuntu, which said, I have to make 2 Partitions (one for Ubuntu(50GB) and one for SWAP(8,8GB)) and ...
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No option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on Surface 2017

I'm not seeing an option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on my Surface 2017. I made a bootable 16GB (14.7GB) USB drive with Ubuntu 18.04 using Rufus. I have done the following: Turned off Secure ...
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How do I install Ubuntu without a USB or a CD?

I want to install Ubuntu Desktop 17.10 on my Windows 10 computer. Problem is, I tried to use Unetbootin and when I selected it on the OS menu, it displayed an error message saying to insert a Windows ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 19.10 after changing graphic card

I recently updated my graphic card to Geforce GTX 1650, previously I had no graphics card, and was using Ryzen 2200g with 8gb ram with one monitor for my daily activities. Prior to upgrading my card, ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a UEFI BIOS

I am unable to install ubuntu 18.04 on a UEFI bios version Dell 7000 2-in-1 laptop as it freezes on the boot screen itself when I click ‘Install Ubuntu’. My laptop does not have any NVIDIA drivers ...
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Os-prober not finding windows

I recently got a new razer blade 15 inch 2019 and have been running dual boot Manjaro/Windows10 for more than a month now. The 2 systems are installed on their own drives. I dad no problems, so far, ...
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How to stop Katoolin from crashing Ubuntu?

I updated from 14.04 to 16.04 and used katoolin to add some Kali tools. After restart, the boot up of Linux ran codes, but stopped at a certain point never to load login. So I reinstalled 16.04, ran ...
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Acer Swift 3 booting to Windows 10 instead of Ubuntu

I've recently tried installing Ubuntu 18.04 from a hard drive onto my Acer Swift 3 laptop. I'm new to Linux so chose to do the automatic install. Everything seems to be running fine except when I try ...
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No hard drive detected during ubuntu 19.04 installation

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 19.04 on a 2019 Dell Inspiron 7490 (service manual). When I get to the point of selecting a partition to install on, the installer can't find any hard drive and I just ...
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Dual-boot: How to access data in Windows partitions from Ubuntu apps

I have finally made the move from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. But despite dabbling in Unix 20-30 years ago, I have no idea what to do now. My Windows PC has these drives: C: - an SSD that I ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot, because system boots straight to Windows 10

I have tried several method from previous answers: Changing boot order from BIOS menu. There is no option of Ubuntu in BIOS. Repairing grub menu after loading Ubuntu from USB. Changing boot order ...
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(finally) UbuntuStudio installed successfully & is an excellent operating system

On a Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 i3 processor, 8G-Ram a 'clean' install of UbubtuStudio was successful but at the end (restart) a new black page appears with this: E53: No boot filename received MOF: ...