Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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How Can I Get Elementary To Open First Using A Dual Boot With Windoz 10?

How can I get Elementary OS to open first when turning on the computer using a dual boot with Windoz 10? Yesterday I used a USB Live version of Elementary and loaded it into the computer. The computer ...
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Looking to install elementary os on WSL-2

So I have WSL-2 configured fully. Is there any way I can run elementary OS the same way Ubuntu runs on WSL? I don't want to use a VM nor the dual boot option so this looks like the only viable ...
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Not getting any response while trying to install from USB

I've been attempting to dual-boot Windows 10 and ElementaryOS, but have 0 success so far. Whenever I try to boot from USB after selecting it in the boot menu, I really shortly see the logo of my ...
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Error loading the system

After the some updates were installed, the top and bottom bar didn't appear. I decided to shutdown the computer to see if it was solved and then I get that error. I could manage to access the terminal ...
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Bootloop when trying to try out elementary os from bootable usb

I'm trying to try out elementary os from a bootable usb, but every time I hit the 'try elementary os' button, the pc shuts down and when I boot it again, I receive the exact same screen and the same ...
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How to completely uninstall elementary OS and grub?

I have dual booted Elementary OS with Windows and I want to know how can I safely remove everything including grub and not destroy Windows Boot Manager.
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Startup disk script extension

I am running Elementary OS on a headless dual boot system with Mac OS on a seperate drive. Is there a script or app that I can use within Elementary to switch OS boot drive? I am looking for something ...
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Problem in shutting down elementaryos

I can't shutdown my laptop running elementaryOS Hera 5.1.4. Whenever I try to shut it down the screen goes off,there is no sound but the power-indicator stays on until I switch it off using the power ...
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Configuration of GRUB-Files after Installing Elementary OS on secondary disk besides windows

As the title says I installed most recent elementary os on my pc. Unfortunately it was very complicated. The setup before installation: Windows 10 was running on sda1, on sdb2 I have a 3tb disk to ...
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How can I remove Windows 10 from dual boot with elementary os

I used eOS quite a long time now and I'm very satisfied with it. I installed eOS alongside with W10 but want to get rid of W10 now. Both OS are installed on separate hdds. Am I doing it right to use ...
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How to switch boot sequence in dual boot PC?

Fellas I've been using Linux Mint for quite some time & recently have replaced my Windows partition with Elementary OS. But the Boot sequence hasn't changed. I want to make Elementary my default ...
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Installing Elementary OS on Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1

I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Elementary OS 5.1.3 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1. I was able to run and seemingly complete the installation process from USB, however, when I attempt to run ...
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This is not a question , but a solution for a previous one [unable to mount drives rw]

for those who are desperate of mounting their ntfs drives read and write , and dual booting aside win 10 , Read this : I know that this may sound simple and weired , but I installed elemntary OS as a ...
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Can't load Elementary OS Hera after installation

I have a problem with installing Elementary OS Hera. I booted up installation ISO from USB(i set it up with Rufus as said in the installation page) and it was successfully installed, when I restart my ...
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Infinite boot loop

today i've tried to install elementary OS 5.1.3 Hera on my laptop with win 10, when i reboot at the end of the installation it had start an infinite boot loop. I've tried to fix it whit prompt cmd but ...
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Cannot boot after running “apt-install -f”

So i was trying to install zoom but it showed errors so on one forum they said i need to run apt-get install -f. Then suddenly all of my apps started to disappear even my terminal icon and the status ...
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Dual Boot Elementary OS and Windows 10 Problem

I have a problem dual booting elementary with Windows 10. After installing Elementary Os and automatic restart after installation to setup elementary os it boots up and after showing logo, it shows ...
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How can I upgrade my dual boot to a full installation with drive encryption?

I have been using elementaryOS with dual boot for quite some time. I first installed eOS as dual boot next to my Windows installation in order to test things and not delete my Windows installation. ...
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No Elementary (or Unbuntu) Option in Boot menu at startup

I am both a new and novice user when it comes to Linux. I recently installed Elementary alongside Windows 10 (Education), using the default install option. But on the boot menu it only gives me the ...
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Replacing verbose bootup with default splash screen

I recently installed elementary in a sort of non-traditional way because I didn't have a USB. I just made a 4 GB fat32 partition and booted off of it from refind, and after installation the splash ...
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how to create separate dconf keys for desktop background for Elementary and Ubuntu?

I installed Elementary OS 5.1 (Hera) to share my existing /home partition originally created in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I'm super pleased to be able to work out of the same home directory and discovering ...
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Resize root partition

Hello there people of the internet, I'm currently running Windows 10 and Elementary OS as dual boot. My root partition is about 12GB large and I'm starting to run into storage issues. Since my home ...
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Dual-boot not working after update Windows 10

I'am beginner in these things. I had dual-boot systems Windows 10 and Elementary OS. A day Microsoft suggest me update its O.S Windows 10, I agree. After update my computer always starts with windows ...
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Can't get GRUB menu after installing elementary OS on Windows 10 machine

Trying installing Elementary OS linux distro as dual boot on my xps 13 Inspiron 2in1. I followed all the steps in this post (https://www.dell.com/support/article/pt-br/sln301754/como-instalar-ubuntu-...
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solutions to dual booting kali linux

what is the meaning of platform creation failure while dual booting kali_linux it happened immediately I selected the linux installer in the installation window, how can I correct it
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Elementary OS Kernal Panic IO-APIC Error

So I have a Dell Optiplex 790 that I want to re-purpose as my main computer. I am looking for a dual boot setup, with Elementary OS on one half of the hard drive and a legal version of Windows 10 on ...
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Elementary OS not working

I downloaded the OS when I was in Africa and did not install until I got home in USA dual boot with windows 10 started to work fine then crashed and now I can not get to any of my drives
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htop shows Ubuntu has up to 1.3GB of RAM even though PC has 32GB RAM; dual boot Win10 & Elementary OS

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with 32GB RAM which I set up to dual-boot (Win10, Elementary OS). The PC has 32GB of RAM but when running Elementary OS everything is SLOW! When I ran htop I saw that Mem ...
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Read error after wrong 'set root' in grub rescue

I have a dual boot with elementary OS and Windows and somehow I wasn't able to enter Windows and Grub rescue appeared. I entered set root=(hd0,msdos4)/@ and set prefix=(hd0,msdos4)/@/boot/grub as I ...
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cant boot into windows after dual booting elementary OS hera

I am new to linux and decided to check out elementary OS,I carried out a dual boot by shrinking my hard drive,deleted one of my recovery partition(100mb) and creating an extended partition where I ...
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Dual-Boot with Mac OS Catalina - Outdated Info on Installation and Disk Partition

Things are really messy now with Catalina... the many disks and divisions Apple made in the disk are quite confusing. Anyhow, I want to dual-boot elementary OS but I haven't been able to partition the ...
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No recognition of drives while installing OS!

I tried installing elementary OS along with Windows 10 in separate disc in Acer Aspire 5s. But during boot, it asks to install or try. Clicked on install and after choosing language it shows your ...
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Installation problem “serious problem couldnt find mok”

I tried to install Elementary OS alongside windows 10. I created a bootable disk with Rufus. I know that the disk works because I could manage to install it to my old thinkpad. But when I tried to ...
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How can I get rid of the static noise in my headphones on the Dell XPS-13 9360?

The title pretty much says it all. I've tried adjusting the gain with alsamixer to no avail. I am dual-booting alongside Windows 10 if that is relevant.
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Dual Boot with Win7 on a RAID PC?

I have a HP DC7900 desktop PC with Intel RAID built into the drive controller (onboard RAID), set up as RAID 1 (mirroring) running Windows 7 Pro. I want to dual boot with Elementary OS as the primary ...
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I'm having issues dual-booting eOS on a Macbook!

I've been trying to set up a dual boot on my Macbook Pro with a version of elementaryOS and the current version of macOS using rEFInd, but I've been having some issues and I'm not sure where the ...
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Task Bar Randomly Disappears On Reboot (Resolved)

Randomly, if I boot my system, on the login screen the task bar will be gone. When I get pasted the login screen the taskbar is still gone. The only way I can reboot is by holding down my power button ...
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Can't install eOS to my external HDD via live USB

I've been trying to install eOS for around 3 days now, I'm probably missing something big or I'm just a big retard. I'm trying to install to my external hdd. So, I've tried to boot from a USB and ...
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I dual booted Elementary OS and Mint and now when I go to use Elementary OS it goes to the BusyBox screen

I dual booted Elementary OS and Mint and now when I go to use Elementary it goes to the BusyBox prompt. I don't want to reinstall because I don't want to lose my files. GRUB is seeing the partition ...
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Wifi issues on Elementary

I am not very familiar with Linux OS. I just installed elementary on my Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Win 10. I have 2 issues: 1. Boot option screen: you could hardly read it the options, very small characters???...
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When I upgrading my elemenry os its shows me this computer has only 17.9mb space remaining

I recently dualbooted elementary OS 5.0 Juno with windows 10.its working fine and i love this os. But when i uograding my system its shows me "this computer has only 17.9mb disk space remaining, ...
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Windows 10 not showing in grub after elementary OS installation

I had Windows 10 installed on my drive now I installed elementary OS on a separate partition on the same drive. Both are on EFI system. The grub menu is not showing any option to boot to Windows only ...
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Black screen flickering on boot

I had the OS for a few months now. There was an issue couple of months ago where the OS will drop to (initramfs) which I fixed with a command that I found in the ubuntu forum. Worked well for a while ...
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making my iso file bootable?

How do I make the downloaded ISO file on my USB drive bootable so i can install it? I have downloaded the ISO file and do not know what to do next to install it and make it dual boot with windows 7.
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Wifi always disabled in Elementary Juno [closed]

Here is some information: lspci log: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Speakers make a pop sound on boot [Huawei MateBook D 14 Ryzen EU-Version]

so I recently bought the notebook and I am currently dual-booting Windows 10 and ElementaryOS 5.0. The system runs flawlessly except for when I boot into elementaryOS my speakers make a loud pop-noise ...
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Stuck on grub screen

Last week I Dualbooted elementary OS alongside windows, and it worked perfectly fine. Today, when I wanted to boot my pc, it got stuck on a grub command line screen. My keyboard doesn't work, I can't ...
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Cant boot to Windows 10 after installing eOS

This is on a 2012 MacBook Pro. I followed what I think is the normal process - Installed windows 10 and then elementary choosing to install side by side. Elementary boots up fine, but when ...
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Problems with installation (beware: noob level over 9000)

Reposting here from reddit Hi everyone, Noobity McNooberson here. So, next semester I'm supposed to start a programming class and I'm very excited for it, so I thought I would install a linux based ...
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Issues dual-booting Elementary Freya and Windows 10

Have installed Elementary OS per the official instructions, and it never shows GRUB but rather boots straight into Windows. Here's a non-exhaustive list of what I've tried so far: Turn off quick boot ...