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Install elementary OS in dual boot with 'something else' option

How to install elementary OS using the 'Something else' option at the partitioning step.
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

I have a Lenovo Helix with Windows installed. I want to install elementary OS along side it. I have searched this subject and get different responses and to be honest I don't really understand what I'...
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

I have installed elementary OS Freya on UEFI in the same way that I installed it on legacy mode. But I can't boot to Freya and there is no Grub on start-up. I also tried to create an entry for Grub (...
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GRUB not showing after installing Elementary OS alongside Windows 10

I've tried to install elementary OS alongside Windows 10 in a UEFI machine. I first did it with Secure Boot enabled, using the "something more" option. I created the boot, root and swap partitions as ...
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Is there a way to mount another partition on startup?

I have a secondary partition with a broken Windows installation on my hard drive. I no longer need Windows, but I still have some files that I need there. The partition remained mounted when my ...
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How to enable dual boot menu?

I have Windows in my lap and installed Freya recently. During installation I choosed something else option and installed in it. Both install in different directory. I can see Windows installation ...
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...
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Installing elementary OS alongside Windows 10

I recently tried to install elementary OS on my Asus laptop, where I previously installed Windows 10 (it came with no OS when I bought it). The installation is weird: when I proceed with the wizard, ...
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Operating System Not Found

Installed Elementary via the live usb to D drive. C Drive is windows ssd. In boot order have changed so the D drive is higher in the boot order than C. When order is reversed, the C drive works as ...
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How to install elementary OS Freya using rEFInd

My computer currently has Windows 10 installed with secure boot ON and 100GB of unallocated space.The disk formatted as GPT and CSM off in firmware settings. Now I would like to install elementary OS ...
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Black screen at boot [SOLVED]

I updated eOS and the AppCenter told me to restart. I had uninstalled some applications prior to running the update. Now I only get a black screen after the eOS logo splash screen during bootup. When ...
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Elementary OS doesn't recognize my partitions

I know this question has been asked like a million times, but I am yet to find an answer. I have Windows 7, though my computer itself came with Ubuntu(Dell). I didn't have much experience in it, so I ...
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