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Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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Reinstalled Ubuntu on my Win10&Xubuntu Dual boot PC, now can boot into windows 10 - How to fix it?

Ok, so I had a dual boot running on my laptop with Windows 10 and Xubuntu. Everything worked fine but I wanted to use Ubuntu instead. So from Windows, I deleted the partition where Xubuntu was ...
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I try installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and when I boot via USB it onlly show the message 'Please remove the insallation medium'

I erase the Ubuntu partition in my computer (Windows 10, Dell Xps) and then I make a new partition and try to install again Ubuntu via Boot USB, but when the options of "Try ubuntu, install ubuntu, ...
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Multiple problems with grub2 2.0x Multi-Boot-Installation under Ubuntu 2018LTS, 2019.04, 2019.10

First, I have some strategic questions: The Ubuntu installers automatically invoke grub-install in UEFI mode on UEFI hardware, even if I want to install grub2 on an external SSD. Can I avoid this, i....
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Lost GRUB2 boot menu w/ latest 19.10 update

After installing latest Ubuntu 19.10 update it is booting directly to the Windows Boot Manager; the GRUB2 menu is missing. Before the last update, that menu gave the choice to boot into either Ubuntu ...
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Error message when loading into Ubuntu 18.04 /.xprofile

When I boot up Ubuntu I get this error message. It has been working perfectly for a little while now on a dual boot setup with windows 10. I installed touchegg and immediately after I got this error ...
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Boot-Repair report

I had a dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10, but because I wanted to play World of Tanks I needed to install Windows 7 too. Therefore I attached another hard drive to my motherboard, but I ...
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Need help with extended display on MSI GE63 Raider RGB 9SG dual booted machine

I tried connecting to a (few) monitor(s) with extended display and couldn't. I thought it may be due to graphic card drivers, so I thought of installing those but after a few tutorials I found that my ...
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“ata2.00: failed command: WRITE FPDMA QUEUED” after switching to SDDM

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5565 laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 dual booted. I have a Samsung 850 EVO 250gb SSD in place of the CD drive as well, which is where I keep Ubuntu. I was ...
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Install Win10 Pro 64 bit on Laptop Dell Vostro 3580 AFTER Ubuntu 18 desktop

I have just bought a DELL Laptop Vostro 3580 Intel Core I5-8265U having dedicated Ubuntu 18 already installed (customized for Dell laptop) I'd like to ask you two questions,please: 1) Is it possible ...
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Installing new SSD for storage shared among Ubuntu and Windows on dual boot PC

I have a dual-boot PC which runs Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10, both of which are installed on the same SSD. I would like to install a second SSD (Samsung 860 EVO SATA III 2.5" 1TB), for storing files. ...
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grub-efi-amd64-signed package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 127

My dual boot laptop runs Ubuntu 18.04.3 as my main OS after an upgrade, also with Windows. Whenever I attempt to install or update apps I get this error: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.128+2.04-...
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Quick boot but 25s from login to desktop

I recently bought a PC with Windows and set up a dual boot with Ubuntu and grub as a boot loader. Then I started looking for a way to customize grub and ended up setting up Refind. I ran into some ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS stuck up on Boot Screen

Usually, miss the warning of battery and my laptop often gets shutdown. But yesterday, when I rebooted the ubuntu system is hanging on Started Gnome Display Manager. Started Hold ...
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Disabled UEFI Safe boot now the files on my window partitioin are gone

I usually dual boot windows and ubuntu 18.04. I get my work done in Ubuntu and use Windows for personal stuff. I was recently installing some third party NVIDIA drivers that required I disable UEFI ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed on any hardware?

I have my new laptop : Lenovo ideapad 330 15AST Processor is AMD A6 With Windows preinstalled Questions : Now I want to use Ubuntu and Windows also. I tried to dual boot my pc. While dual booting, ...
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Can't Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad 420 with Windows 7 running in legacy mode. I wanted to dual-boot Windows 7 along with Ubuntu. I downloaded Ubuntu and created a bootable USB using Rufus 3.8. I used Rufus 3....
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creating a bootable usb erased all my data in USB

I just created a bootable usb drive with estcher. I thought it would just a create a folder inside the usb but looks like I lost everything :( is there any way to bring data back. Thank you
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How to switch between windows and Ubuntu without configuring?

I have both Ubuntu 19 and Windows 7 installed on my computer. I use both frequently. When I boot to Ubuntu everything is great. Loads right up. When I then boot to Windows it's not very good. First, I ...
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could not run Installation on my pc [duplicate]

Hello every body and thank you for your suppor I'm running a 64-bit processor*64 with 8.1 windows I've download Ubuntu desktop 16 and 18 ...LT and on pendrive.com , the universal usb installer. ...
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Unable to boot Windows without Ubuntu-SSD plugged in

I have installed Ubuntu on an external SSD. So now I have an internal SSD with Windows on it and an external SSD with Ubuntu, which is meant to use on different PCs. When I now boot my PC, I can ...
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How to deal with repeating fsck error on boot?

So I was running Ubuntu 16.10 and I got an error that said /dev/sda8: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY So as per the instructions given in fsck error on boot: /dev/sda6: UNEXPECTED ...
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Win10 update messed my dual boot. Help please

My first post, asking for help... I had (have) a dual boot with Ubuntu and Win10. An upgrade on win10 appeared, it said it was going to restart several times and after the first (or second, not sure) ...
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Reboot freezes at end of Ubuntu 18.04.3 installation

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 18.04.3 on my Dell G3 3579 gaming laptop. The installation went normally, but when I need to reboot the system to finish the installation the laptop freezes. This image ...
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Dual-boot instalaltion issue with Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1

Spent 4 days trying to install ubuntu on my new computer, it never went so bad for me ! The computer is a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 with (from dell website): intel i7 7th generation NVIDIA ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Kali Linux

I want to make a dual boot for Ubuntu and Kali Linux, I have many questions: it's enough to make 1 swap area or I need 2 one for Kali and the second one is for Ubuntu? if I wanted later to make ...
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GRUB won't boot Windows Boot Manager

Like it says in the title, I've dual booted Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager. It worked and then it stopped working and just goes back to GRUB. My setup boots GRUB and then I pick the system. The only ...
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Acer travelmate 114 B [duplicate]

I tried to change boot order in BIOS. It does not respond. I want to install Ubuntu 18 alongside Windows 10. What should I do? How can I change BIOS?
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Unable to boot Windows 10 after ubuntu 18.04 dual boot installation

Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop. It had already Windows 10 installed so i thought i would make it a dual boot. However, when i turn on my Pc it automatically boots Ubuntu. I have ...
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Dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04 - AE_ALREADY_EXISTS

I've trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 according to this tutorial, however while booting Ubuntu from USB the following error occurs: What does it mean and how can I prevent it?
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Return to login-screen after right-clicking files in Ubuntu 16.04?

I just made a dualboot with everything fine so far. Now I pasted some video-files from my old HDD in Ubuntu section and when I try to right-click them for properties etc, the system shuts down back ...
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[Grub2][Dual-boot] Automaticly change default possition for system every other time? (Tablet with no keyboard)

I've installed along side windows, Ubuntu on my tablet but the problem I found now is that I don't have keyboard so that I could change the positions in the grub menu to wanted one(beside that I could ...
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How to resolve messed up efi without data loss

was having Ubuntu installed along with MacOS Catalina. I need windows for project work so I decided to create a partition and flash windows in it... Doing this I messed up and there was showing no ...
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Ubuntu 19.10: Connection to bluez failed

Ubuntu 19.10 gnome 64bit, HP, dualbooted with windows 10, on windows, there are no issues, on Ubuntu I keep getting connection to bluez failed. Blueman and bluez are installed and running. I had the ...
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install ubuntu as a dual boot with windows 7

I have two 3 primary partitions (boot, windows 7 and an unallocated). My Lenovo laptop has UEFI but windows is booting as bios. I have ubuntu 18.04 on a usb stick and it loads well but I'd like to ...
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Windows 10 option in ubuntu grub not working

I've been trying to dual boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu on my Lenovo Ideapad 320, so I first install Windows 10 (legacy), then installed Ubuntu 18.04 (and 17.04)(also legacy). In the process of installing,...
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Can´t install Ubuntu on my laptop

Im trying to install ubuntu 18-04 LTS in my laptop(acer aspire f15 f5-573g-748R)alongside windows 10 so I can choose to open windows or ubuntu but it always runs windows. I tried making the partitions ...
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Grub does not show when booting

now that I finished deleting the other OS since it was a pain of eggs its installation, I have decided to install Ubuntu, it was very easy to install, but, it does not start the grub automatically, ...
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Installed dual boot Win10 and Ubuntu 19.10 - grub problem

Installed dual boot Win10 and Ubuntu 19.10, had problems with it, reinstalled by not deleting anything for 3 times, nothing solved, still login loop and other errors. After watching YT video for ...
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Problem with D: drive when installing ubuntu

I'm relatively new to linux and want to dual boot along windows. However, I want linux to be on my D: drive, because I'm short on space on my C: drive. When installing I want to make some partitions ...
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How to hard block wifi completely as i want to run internet using ethernet only?

lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2 shows ath9k
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how to uninstall ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed the Ubuntu OS in my PC. but the adapters are not working properly in the Ubuntu OS so I want to uninstall this. due to installation is completed in the same windows partition of the ...
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Laptop freezes completely when it shows wireless option ans sometime wireless option not visible then works fine [closed]

Laptop - dell 3542 Ram - 4GB Dual booted Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 18.04 Like in this case, wireless is visible so chance of freeze is 99% else when it is not visible only Redmi off part vsible it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on Thinkpad - Keyboard and mouse hangs followed by ACPI Error

I have a new Thinkpad with Windows 10 pre-installed on which I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 (dual boot) from a live USB. I successfully boot into ubuntu using the "Try Ubuntu" option in the ...
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How do I access my Windows 10 file share?

I am trying to access my Win10 shared drive from Ubuntu 18.04. I know I need to edit the smb.comf file but I can't seem to do so. I also know I need to open said file as root but I can't seem to ...
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How to ensure that apt upgrade doesn't change grub.cfg or restore it afterwards?

My computer normally runs Windows, but is configured to dual boot Windows/Ubuntu 18.04. I also have MS Hyper-V configured to be able to boot the same Ubuntu install as a VM, since the two OS's are on ...
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Cant dualboot Win10 - NTLDR is missing

I installed Ubuntu and had some problems dualbooting with Windows. However, I managed to make it working. Unfortunately, my Windows disappeared from the boot menu (and I cant even see it in the BIOS), ...
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Grub/WindowsBoot and dual-boot

I've got this error... I've tried to install lubuntu 19.04 on my pc (not efi) running W10. after installation everything works fine, but after reboot I got this "strange" error: my pc automatically ...
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Safety of dual-boot systems

At present I use a Mac Mini for online banking, shopping, etc. but a Windows 8.1 PC for everything else. If I install Ubuntu on a separate partition of the PC, and use the BIOS boot option menu at ...
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Dual boot with bitlocker Encryption Ubuntu 18.04 + Win 10

I see so many suggestions from blog related to bitlocker encryption dual boot ( Win 10 + ubuntu ) . But most of the cases, there is no success. May I know how to proceed with working dual boot ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS doesn't shut down and also doesn't restart after the recent update

I downloaded the recent update like 10 days ago, which is when the problem has started to show up. After the update, I clicked on the restart now button then I went for a walk for like 1hr. After ...