Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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How do I make the SSD accessible to the Ubuntu installer on a Samsung Galaxy Book S (Intel Lakefield)?

Goal: Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Samsung Galaxy Book S (Intel Lakefield). Status: I can boot from the USB drive with the Ubuntu ISO image. Problem: The installer complains that there is not enough ...
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Uninstall newest Ubuntu and grub loader previously installed along side windows 10

I have a DELL Optiplex with SSD where I’ve installed windows 10 alongside Ubuntu latest release. I use grub boot loader and want to move Ubuntu to a separate hard drive so I can use a third OS - ...
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Where did the contents of the ISO file go?

Tried to set up Dual-boot OS: MS Windows 10 x64 I have downloaded the latest LTS release (20.04.2.0) of Ubuntu today. I copied the ISO file to my pendrive, and restarted my computer. I opened up the ...
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gparted has no installation candidate (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS) [duplicate]

So I'm about to partition my Ubuntu hard drive to install Windows 10 on the other half. I go to install gparted to do the partitioning, and I get a Package 'gparted' has no installation candidate ...
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How do I switch back to Windows? [duplicate]

I tried to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu, but I can't switch back to Windows. I installed Ubuntu on a separate partition, but I can't seem to switch back to Windows, kind of like this situation: How do ...
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Wifi Not working on First boot Ubuntu20.04

I am running a dual boot on my on my Dell Precision 5510, Windows 10Pro, i7-6820HQ, 16gb RAM, Nvidia M1000 Quadro, 1TB SSD and the Intel wireless 6280. so initially when i created the dual boot i was ...
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Read-only file system error while attempting to install Ubuntu dual-booted with Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed in my PC. I'm trying to dual-boot install Ubuntu 20.04. When the installation reaches the "Creating ext4 file system for / in partition #..." stage, I get the ...
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All Windows files accessible from Kubuntu except for those in OneDrive folder

I'm dual booting Kubuntu 20.10 and Windows 10, and I have not mounted the NTFS Windows drive in Kubuntu. In the Dolphin file manager, it is shown as "Basic data partition". I can read and ...
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GRUB2 won't send any video signal to my screen on boot (Ubuntu MATE 20.04)

DISCLAMERS: I'm new. I'm french so I'm not that good in English if you see what I mean... Thanks for your understanding. Faucon Essential information I have Windows 10 on dualboot with linux. It ...
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Access Ubuntu 20.04 remotely from Windows 10 on the same computer

I have installed both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 on the same computer with dual boot option, and it works fine. Can I access Ubuntu remotely from the same computer after logging into Windows? I came ...
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boot menu doesn't open but the computer load win 10 but I am not able to load ubuntu 16.04

I turn my computer into a dual boot lately but when I updated windows 10, it doesn't load the boot menu for me to switch between the OS but it still load win 10 properly. it's saying efi filesystem ...
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Dual boot ubuntu installation partitions not exhibiting expected file storage behavior

I examined many different threads within here and on the regular Ubuntu forums with respect to dual booting Ubuntu (Studio) 20.04. What I thought would be my 28G boot partition turns out to be my ...
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How to expand the OS backwards by backing up all the configs and programs and all?

I wanted to keep all the configurations and programs and everything the same but wanted to uninstall windows. I thought of backing up using timeshift and then reinstalling the OS and then restoring ...
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Black Screen when second external HDD is plugged in

I have my Ubuntu running off an external HDD and now I’m trying to plug in another external HDD to use while Ubuntu is already booted which causes it to freak out and black screen with some text about ...
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Cloning Ubuntu from a usb key to a partition of internal SSD

I have Ubuntu installed on a usb drive for a while now. I could not installed it along side Windows because my SSD was in RAID mode and not AHCI, so Ubuntu was not able to detect it. But recently I ...
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Multiple Hard Drives, Dual Boot (RST Error)

My problem is similar to the one posted here, and I wish to achieve the same configuration. But I'm facing an Intel RST error when trying to install Ubuntu 20.04. RST Error image during setup: As per ...
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Change grub order in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

Hello I have a Dualboot system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 and I use Ubuntu grub so the grub is like this:- Grub [Its version] 1) Ubuntu 2) Advanced option ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 stuck at [ok] reached target local encrypted volumes

So I got my Ubuntu 20.04 triple booted with windows and kali and it was working all fine until today .It gave a ubuntu software update pop up I clicked to update software and after that it said it ...
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Change colors in GRUB2

I have a dualboot setup,but I cannot see how to change some color. I keep getting the black and grey stuff. If I change some line in the grub.cfg file and when I do update-grub it reverts back to ...
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Black Screen after Booting - Ubuntu 20.04 - Dual Booting

I had installed Ubuntu 20.04 with Dual Booting with Windows 10 It's installed in a Laptop with Nvidia 1660 TI During the last month, when I try to boot into Ubuntu I only see a black screen, tried the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 suddenly Shut Down with ext4-fs error (device sda6)

04 in dual boot with Windows 8.1 and i am using it for a long time without any issues. But yesterday while using ubuntu, my system suddenly black screened and got the errors as shown in the screenshot....
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Running Ubuntu on Windows along with Nvidia GTX 1650

I will need to run an Ubuntu based application that needs NvidiaGTX 1650 on my desktop that already is installed Windows. While Dual OSs (1 Ubuntu and 1 Windows) absolutely will work, I prefer to run ...
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upgrade from ubuntu 18 to 20 on dual disk system

I am going to install ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a second drive following the instructions in Dual Booting win 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 on two separate physical ssds including changing the UEFI partition on disk ...
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Grub not showing when bios system password is off

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 10. For some reason when bios system password is off then Grub is not showing, autobooting straight to Ubuntu(or whatever I set first in grub). I have already ...
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How can I check if I still have Ubuntu as a second operating system? (Alongside Windows 10) [duplicate]

About two years ago I installed Ubuntu as a requirement for an IT academy, but ever since I finished the academy course, I have been on my Windows constantly. I haven't gone onto my Ubuntu for almost ...
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USB Multiboot - Boot filesystem on another partition

I have 3 partitions: gpt1 (fat32) - Boot / Grub.cfg gpt2 (ext3) - persistence for main ubuntu os gpt3 (fat32) - second ubuntu OS no persistence (/casper/vmlinuz,initrd,filesystem.squashfs) In my ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 Dual Boot Problem - Ubuntu option in boot menu loads windows

I'm completely new to Linux but I am trying to get Ubuntu set up for Dual-boot alongside the Windows 10 installation that came with my HP Spectre x360 laptop. I created a Live-USB with the Ubuntu 20....
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Ubuntu installation is sluggish and prone to crashing

The Situation I've recently bought a new desktop. These are the hardware specs: Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-9400F (2.9GHz) 9MB Cache Motherboard: ASUS® H310M-A R2.0: Micro-ATX, ...
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Transaction for graphical.target/start is destructive

After I forcefully turned System off, and then Turned on tomorrow morning, I got :- Failed to start default target: Transaction for graphical.target/start is destructive (emergency.target has 'start' ...
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Ubuntu takes 7 minutes to boot

this morning while booting my Ubuntu 20.04, it took more than 7 minutes: systemd-analyze Startup finished in 6.728s (firmware) + 2min 6.556s (loader) + 18.334s (kernel) + 4min 55.330s (userspace) = ...
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apt error while using boot-repair in a live session

I have ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop. I installed windows alongside it and grub doesn`t work anymore (as expected), so I used a live ubuntu 20.04 flash to install and use boot-repair. Boot-repair ...
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Interrupted kernel upgrade?

I got distracted during a software upgrade of my 20.04 machine today. I have Windows 10, 18.04 and 20.04 on the machine, and all was working well . . . until I intervened . . . I forgot that I was ...
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Is it necessary to dual boot Ubuntu and windows 10 [duplicate]

I'm new to the Linux OS. And I've choosen Ubuntu as my preferred os for my PC. I want to know. Is it necessary to dual boot windows and Ubuntu. Personally, I'd like to have only Ubuntu installed on my ...
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Problem with booting after using boot-repair

I have dual boot Windows 10/Ubuntu 20.04 and I used boot-repair tool, when I wasn't able to boot into Windows. After it PC booted to GNU GRUB and I wasn't able to go through it anyhow. I tried to ...
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Tried to delete Windows partition, now Ubuntu won't boot and stuck on GRUB2

I had Windows 10 dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04 and I was trying to delete the Windows partition but things went wrong. I followed this blog from the community help page, HowToRemoveWindows, and followed ...
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How to give hdd space to ubuntu after dual boot? [duplicate]

i had recently dual booted ubuntu 20.04 with my windows 10 and i alloted 35 gb to ubuntu.Both my operating systems are on ssd . Now i want to give some hdd space to ubuntu for storage purposes.How can ...
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Read-only error on lxle dual boot with windows 10

Tried disabling the fast boot option in Windows 10 also tried shift+shutdown but still it refuses to give me access to paste files Into Windows 10. The paste option is grayed out giving me "Read-...
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After installing Ubuntu fo dual-boot, Windows 10 won't boot and try to reinstall itself

I have a laptop (Dell Precision 7550) with Windows 10 and I installed in dual-boot Ubuntu (20.04.2.0 LTS). No problems for the installation. I see the Grub menu at boot, I can boot Ubuntu which works ...
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The partition created by Ubuntu is broken

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Desktop PC, alongside with the last version of Windows 10. The installer works fine, but after I reboot the computer, remove the installation USB that I created with ...
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How to fix shutdown issue on ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS after system Update

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on dual boot with windows 10 enterprise, after my first major system update when I choose shutdown on Ubuntu it does a restart and brings me back to the grub screen ...
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Turn On Faststart up In Dualboot

Hello I have a dualboot system with Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10 and the time of installing Ubuntu 20.04 I disabled fast startup in Windows to get rid of possible errors. But now I want to turn that ...
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Windows 10 EFI boot files get deleted every few days in dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 installed in a dual-boot GPT/UEFI setup, I use grub2 to boot into Windows and Ubuntu. I tried boot-repair on Ubuntu, it gives the error: LegacyWindows detected. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS no WiFi

I am a new Ubuntu user so I have a lot of kinks to work through. I have seen a lot of amazing support on this thread, so I thought I give it a shot. I am on a Lenovo IdeaPad S145, with Ubuntu 20.04.2 ...
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Delete GRUB From Windows

I used to have windows 10... then i installed ubuntu 20.04 along with it Now I want to sell my laptop so I formatted the partition which had ubuntu on it. But now I have a problem which is when I boot ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 Stuck at Grub at Boot

I have a problem with double booting Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 I have 18.04 installed on my SSD in to the laptop. Recently I found my old HDD and thought give it a try and installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it ...
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I can read an external drive in Ubuntu, but when I boot into Windows the drive is 'unavailable'. Any idea why? [closed]

I'm using Debian Gnome, but have to switch to Windows 10 to use AutoCad. My files are in an external drive, but now when I access it Windows says the drive is 'inaccessible'. Switching back to Gnome, ...
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No Wi-Fi after dual-boot of 20.04 on Lenovo s230u [duplicate]

I am wondering how to find and install Wi-Fi network drivers for a “Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n” device on a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist s230u laptop. I’m a newbie to Ubuntu and ...
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do-release-upgrade command failing

I'm getting an error in upgrading my ubuntu from 14.04 to newer versions, I probably deleted something while clearing up the space for new installation, hence i'm getting the following error: sudo do-...
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best version for HP Mini 110 1030NR [duplicate]

I have a HP Mini110 1030NA with an Atom N270 1.60 GHz and 1 gig of RAM. Currently running XP with no issues other than not much can be used with XP anymore. What version of Ubuntu will work on it if ...
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How to have full Ubuntu on USB disk

I am new to use Linux, so sorry for this stupid question. I've try to have Full Ubuntu on my USB(it is 64GB), I've did it by this tutorial: https://www.fosslinux.com/10212/how-to-install-a-complete-...

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