Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can't get Grub menu (dual boot) on elementary os + windows 10

I can't get elementary os to work in dual boot with windows 10. I've tried all solutions that I found on google, but none of them worked. So, here is my boot repair logs: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/...
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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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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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Dual Boot with iMac

I have Yosemite OS and Elementary OS in separate partitions on a 27 inch iMac, late 2012. Elementary loads fine, but I can't find where or how to access the Mac partition. I am brand new to Linex ...
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Installation crashed - blank partition window

I am trying to install Elementary OS for the first time and under installation type, nothing shows up, and installation crashes. I cant choose a partition and have no idea what to do. I have a dell ...
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Elementary os Failing to install (shows weird glitch)

I’m trying to dual boot elementary os and I’m having multiple problems... First of all when I try to boot from the usb it tells me to wait 10seconds or press enter and after that it glitches, by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with installing Grub, after eOS installation.

so i was trying to install elementary OS Juno on my laptop Lenovo ideapad Y700-15 isk and i had problems with Grub installation after whole process which made me unable to boot up eOS. I had same ...