Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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Dual-Boot with Mac OS Catalina - Outdated Info on Installation and Disk Partition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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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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Partitioning dual boot

Another day another question. :) I've been trying eOS for the last couple of days on a external hdd. I very much like what I see. Because of that, I want to move from ubuntu to eOS. For that, I was ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Static noise in headphones Dell XPS-13 9360 Dual Boot with Windows 10

The title pretty much says it all. I've tried adjusting the gain with alsamixer to no avail.
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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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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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How to delete file that cannot be deleted on a NTFS partition

I have 2 files on my NTFS partition. One of them is 666 bytes and the other is 0 bytes. When trying to delete them it says that it does not exist I have tried the rm command from the terminal and it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to boot from live-USB: black screen with a white (non-blinking) underscore

I've completely removed the stock OS on my new laptop and successfully reinstalled it with the latest Windows 10 64-bit (Redstone 4) MSDN ISO (erased all partitions, Win10 setup automatically ...
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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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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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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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Stuck with windows Automatic repair loop after installing eOS alongside Windows 10

I recently installed Elementary OS alongside my windows 10 PC. After successfully installing eOS I can't boot to Windows 10. I click on the option to boot to the partition that windows 10 is installed ...
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Options for a graphical EFI boot loader?

So, after having resolved the issues with the installer not being able to find the target disk, I was able to install Freya 0.3.2 and I am now able to start it by entering the BIOS menu where I can ...
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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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After installing Linux in late 2011 macbook pro osx lion doesn't start

My hardrive was damaged so I had to change it, after so I was given mac osx mavericks I think, I decided to install linux with packaging version of ubuntu 16.0 LTS in ElementaryOS,I made a partition ...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 - Windows resolution stuck at 800x600

I installed elementary OS in my Asus Vivobook S15 with 2GB NVidia MX150. Everything is well with elementary OS. But Windows - there is a problem. If I change the UEFI settings for Windows Boot Manager,...
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Installing Windows alongside elementary OS

I am fairly new to elementary OS and Ubuntu/Linux. I would like to install Windows alongside elementary OS and do a dual boot system. I have found some posts on it but they are older then two years ...
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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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elementary Loki 0.4 (64bit), Dual boot: delete one OS and join partition with elementary?

i have dual (linux) boot; elementary (loki) and Mint (sarah) each partition is roughly 100GB. how do i delete Mint, and join both partitions? Thank you Pine Sol
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dual boot mac OS problems

So I did a dual boot on my Macbook Air, or at least I thought. I partitioned the hard-drive and used Etcher to install Elementary from a flash drive. The installation went well, except I cannot ...
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end kernel panic - not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0 0)

I have installed in a notebook with windows 10, everything was fine until yesterday i updated the system from the appstore. When i try to boot today i have this messagge error : end kernel panic - not ...
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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 ...
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Elementary crashes router when plug in Ethernet cable; Windows, no problem

I've already tried this more than twice. I can connect my laptop via Ethernet cable to the router on Windows, but when I do so on Elementary, the router instantly crashes and reboots. I can use WiFi ...
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I can't Modify files and folders in othger Drives like C:

After Installing elementary OS as a dual boot on windows 10 i can't access files and folder on C: drive and other drives , all files and folders have a lock icon in them
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Partition Issue (Using unallocated space)- GParted

So I previously used dual-boot and had windows and linux running but decided to switch to only Linux (elementary OS). The unallocated space was from deleting the partition for my windows. I am now ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with elementary OS

I have elementary OS (Freya) installed on my system, as the only OS, but now I will like to also install Windows 10 and make the system dual boot, I do not want to loose my files or settings on the ...
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Entering elementary OS directly

I installed elementary OS alongside Windows 10, now every time grub menu will show up my PC startup. Can I enter elementary OS without choosing it? and how can I boot Windows 10 if elementary OS ...
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Elementary won't connect to internet with dual boot

I have a dual boot with Windows 10 and Elementary Loki. Internet has always been faster on Windows (which I've wondered about for a while), but now Elementary no longer connects. The internet icon ...
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Computer won't load desktop after logging in?

My computer won't login completely past a black screen with mouse pointer after login. Everything was fine until I updated now I'm missing the clock/calendar from the bar, programs suddenly missing ...
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Disk Encryption Juno/Windows 10 - Dual Boot from separate hard drive

I have two separate drives with Window and EOS Juno. I'd like to encrypt both systems but want to avoid any booting issues. Any recommendation how this can be achieved? Model: SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-...
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Installer not listing disks

I'm trying to triple boot my MacBook 15,1 using these instructions. I have of course mac (latest) and windows booting but I'm failing to install latest Elementary OS. I burned the iso to a usb stick. ...
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Problem Installing elementary OS 5.0 Juno

Well i was using Mint on dual boot with Witndos 10, so i wanted to remove Mint and install eOS with Windows. I've been trying to install for a long time using a DVD, but every time that i finish ...