Questions tagged [dual-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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying elementary OS without installing options get stuck in black screen dual boot Win 10

I'm trying to install elementary OS on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330S I did follow the steps for Ubuntu: Removing the fast boot option from windows 10 Disable the boot secure then when booting from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to add more space to the elementary OS partition from the Windows one?

I dual boot elementary with Windows 10 on my laptop. When I was installing the OS, it let me choose how much space to get off of the Windows 10 drive but now that space is running low and I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Broken elementary os after low disk space warning

After installing (with no issues) EOS several weeks back, I was learning daily how to use it on a dual boot Windows 10 laptop. One night I was notified of low disk space, with something like 1 mb ...
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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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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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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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Quick info (for peace of mind)

I'm pretty sure if I shrink my HDD to leave some unallocated free space and then try to install ElementaryOS alongside my W10, it will just use that free space, and create everything it needs from ...
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UEFI dual boot won't dual boot

I have a work laptop that had an encrypted partition with Windows 7 and I wanted to dual boot it with Loki. I installed Loki, but during the installation process it told me that I couldn't install it ...
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Unable to boot the OS - namespace lookup failure

Hardware: Lenovo Y700 (i7-6700HQ, 8GB, 960M) Setup: Dual Boot with Windows 10 on an HDD. Worked fine for a couple of weeks. Now it falls down to a shell every time I try to boot the Linux. Windows ...
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Cannot install eOS 5.0 from usb (list of tried solutions inside)

I'm trying to install elementaryOS on my Lenovo 80xc. I downloaded the elementaryos-5.0-stable.20181016 ISO. I put it onto my USB using universal usb installer. I go to boot select on startup, choose ...
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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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completing the installation process

I am trying to create a duel-boot Apple iMac, using Mac OS on the internal drive and Elementary on an external drive. I've gotten a bootable version on a USB thumb drive and explored the Live View, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do i make GRUB show after i boot my laptop?

I dual booted Windows 10 alongside Elementary Os but when i turn on my laptop it boots windows 10 and not GRUB menu. Only way i can get into GRUB is by pressing F9 after turning on PC and selecting ...
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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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Nvidia GPU drivers not loading after reboot on dual-boot system

I have Windows 10 + Elementary OS 5.1 dual boot setup; GTX 1080Ti, driver version: 460.32.03 When I reboot from Elementary OS back to Elementary OS, the resolution is low (I can't change it in display ...
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When I try to run any other os than Windows 10 on dual-boot, pc randomly hard restarts itself

I used to dual-boot ubuntu and windows 10 in summer 2019, it worked just fine. Several months later installed ubuntu again because I formatted the partitions ubuntu was on and it would frequently hard ...
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having trouble dual booting elementary os with debian buster

I have a bit of a problem, I wanted to migrate away from windows 10, I found that my debian install was starting to act up. However, when I deleted it, it went right back to normal, I wanted to try ...
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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 ...