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Elementary 6.1 will not allow dual boot, wipes entire disk

I've tried on three different machines but every time Elementary doesn't give the option to install alongside windows. When I try to install windows after installing Elementary windows doesn't ...
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Installation help (ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status; exit status: 1)

I'm trying to install EOS 6.1 as a dual boot alongside Windows10 on my laptop. I've already space on my SSD for EOS; I have 40GB formatted ext4 for root, 8GB for swap, and about 140GB ext4 for home. I ...
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Macbook dual boot how to upgrade install 5 to 6

I have a Macbook where I have a dual boot setup with elementary OS 5 Hera and macOS. The original installation was from scratch with a new SSD where I partitioned and installed both successfully. I ...
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LVM Dual Boot - Linux

I have installed elementary using the default partition scheme (LVM). I would like to install another linux distro (Fedora) alongside with a dual boot option. How can I do this with LVM? Thanks.
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While installing eOS the system asks to login in tty1

I'm quite new to linux and decided to install elementary os on my pc. The problem is that I'm not sure how am I supposed to continue the installation. Currently there's just a black terminal screen ...
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Can't get access to Mac OS X partition after setting up dual boot

I did what I thought was create a dual boot with Elementary OS and Mac OS X Catalina on an Intel iMac. I created 2 new partitions - 1 for the new OS and one for "swap." Elementary installed ...
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Elementary OS does not boot

After installation the elementary OS did not boot. I can't be sure what is wrong. If I installed any other type of linux like LinuxMint or Fedora they seem to support multiboot and are booting well. ...
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Odin installer removed the "Device for bootloader installation" option

I'm fairly new to the linux world but I've tried a few distros (ubuntu, mint, elementary os 5, zorin) to see what I like, and all the installers, when doing a custom install, had a dropdown menu for ...
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Installation issue with dual boot

I have an error when I try to dual boot Odin alongside windows 10. It says: ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status: exit status 1 I tried several solutions that I found ...
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Windows is not present in grub menu

(I don't know if this question belongs here, but here we go) I bought a new HP 14(2021) last week, with 11th gen core i3 and Xe graphics. It came with Windows 10. After a few days, I installed Manjaro ...
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What should be done with boot partition for updated installation of elementary OS Odin

I have a dual boot system with following SSD disk partition : Boot partition ( /boot/efi ) : 100 MB linux root parition ( / ) : 100 GB Windows install dir : 150 GB Windoes dir : ...
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2nd monitor not displaying

I'm fairly new to Linux and have Odin 6 dual booted alongside windows 10 with 2 monitors. Below is information on my 2 monitors. Acer [WORKS] - 1920*1080, 60HZ, connected through Display Port LG [...
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Installed Elementary on a second drive, but it goes to the grub command-line and won't boot

I have Windows 10 on my primary drive and was trying out a Manjaro installation on a second hard drive. Previously the Manjaro disk seemed to be handling boot duties: I saw a timed menu that allowed ...
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how to install elementary next to windows in dual boot

As you read in the title, I try to install elementary with windows, before I have done it on another laptop, but the installation manager of the Odin version is different and I cannot choose to "...
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Can't install Elementary os 6

I can't install Elementary os 6 in four different ways: USB: I'm booting to installation, but then I select custom install it loads and then shows white window. Grml rescue boot(I'm using Zorin os ...
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Install Elementary OS on existing duel boot system

I currently duel boot another LInux Distro with Windows 10. I want to replace the existing Linux distro with elementary OS 6. Elementary OS doesn't appear to see the duel boot setup. What's the best ...
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I tried to install Odin on a separate drive to dual-boot with Windows 10 but now I cant use Windows

Sorry if I don't provide enough information, it's just that I'm not very savvy with these things. I tried to install elementary OS 6 Odin on a separate HDD while having a Windows 10 installation on my ...
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Install elementary OS 6.0 in a multiboot system (UEFI mode) avoiding to install the bootloader

I am currently using a multiboot system with a disk (GPT) dedicated to several Linux distributions with Ubuntu installed in UEFI mode with GRUB and all other distributions (including elementary OS 5.1)...
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Bluetooth not detected devices and not connection devices

After installing Elementary Odin on "Lenovo Ideapad 320", check Bluetooth devices, but no device appeared, even clicking to enable bluetooth.when validating status bluetooth return this ...
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Screen turns off during boot

To start, I am an absolute beginner in Linux. I'll try to be as detailed as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have a MacBook Pro 2010 13" with an SSD and an HDD. I have installed ...
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After reinstalling Linux on dual Boot, I have multiple boot options

I have a Lenovo Yoga c940 with eOS dual boot. I cleared the eOS partition using Windows disk management tool and reinstalled eOS on the empty space. I want to do it one more time (for reasons that are ...
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Elementary OS won't boot up after installing

I installed Elementary OS on my HP Pavillon 15 with i7-1165G7 and Nvidia MX450 and it won't boot up after installation. I get an error on the black screen saying something like rtw_pci: failed to wait ...
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Choosing os at startup

If I install elementary OS on my pc alongside with Windows 10 by creating partitions manually, will I be able to choose what OS I wanna boot at computer startup?
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Using Elementary IO on an old MacBook Pro in dual boot mode

I would like to install Elementary IO on an old (2015) MacBook Pro, but at this time, I would also like to keep MacOS installed, along with all associated files. I believe I can create a separate boot ...
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Bootmenu hangs on laptop when exteral USB device is connected

I've got my laptop installed with Windows 10 and Elementary OS. First I installed Windows and second Elementary OS so I get a boot menu from Elementary OS. I have got an external mouse connected on a ...
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Primary display fails

After installing NVidia graphics, I am facing a strange issue. I had my external display connected when the drivers installed. And now my Primary display is gone. When I disconnect the external ...
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After dual boot with Win10, Elementary shows no gui

Just did a dual boot with Win10 + Elementary. I see the grub2 menu. When i select elementary os it takes me further and I'm greeted with a black screen. I figure the gui failed. I can switch to ...
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Installing v6 Odin beta together with existing Manjaro and Windows partitions . Setup of EFI boot partition

Trying new Odin beta ask for an EFI partition, how should I set up it? I want to keep my Manjaro & Windows boot options alive, too.
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What partitions should I create during installation with legacy bios specification?

I want to dual-boot with Windows 10 and thats why I'm going to install the os to a secondary drive. What partition should I create besides / and /home? I currently use legacy mode in the bios.
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unable to login starting session failed returned error code 1

I dual booted my laptop to have windows 10 and elementaryos 5.1 hera. I was updating some apps from appcenter and cancelled 2 updates (i assume this is what caused the problem). I now cant login no ...
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installed grub on imac, how to undo?

i installed elementaryOS on my iMac 2011 using this tutorial: https://aroman.github.io/elementary-on-a-mac/ unfortunately i messed point 5. i ran $ ubiquity without the -b flag. now i cant boot to ...
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Install on old Apple PowerBook Pro 3,1 without dvd

I would like an extra machine to do basic webbrowsing on. I have for example an old PowerBook Pro 3,1 with a 15" screen available. Mostly for ecological reasons I would like to use old hardware ...
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Stuck at welcome logo whenever I try to start

I am beginner and last time I didn't make any configuration or change When I got stuck I just force shutdown my laptop and I could've never start anything
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Headphones not working

My Problem When I start up Elementary, the audio through the computer speakers work as expected. When I plug headphones into the audio jack, the audio doesn't come through the headphones. Sometimes ...
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Windows Boot Manager loops back to GRUB

Lately I installed eOS 5.1 Hera on my good old Asus X52JC (BIOS,no UEFI) next to Win10. Almost completely successfully, except an issue with GRUB I cannot get solved myself so far. What works: Boots ...
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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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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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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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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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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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