Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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Issues installing on MacBook Pro 5.1

I have attempted to install the os on my 2008 mbp. Following the ubuntu interactions, I copied the os to usb, partitioned the ssd on the mac, did not format the new second partition and then ...
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Installation to USB put grub on my hard disk and changed boot parameters

I tried posting something akin to this on SuperUser but I think it's too specific to elementary OS to be helpful. I did the following: Inserted USB into my drive Inserted cd with burned iso Booted ...
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elementary OS not detecting my OS (Windows 10)

I currently have Windows 10 on my ssd and I shrunk my C partition, created ElementaryOS usb, booted through usb and elementary OS isn't giving me to install it as a dual boot. It says "no detected ...
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elementary OS not recognized by Grub2

(The hyperlinks are pictures I took) I had Windows 10 installed on my computer (which is a Lenovo Z70) and I installed elementary OS but Grub2 is not recognizing the OS, actually none of them. If I ...
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dualboot macbook pro retina 2013

I guys, can some one please tell me or give a recipt, about, how to do a dual boot of elementary OS and macbook pro retina 2013, OSX Capitan? is necessary reFInd? how do I do that? I search on a ...
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The grub-pc package failed to install into /target after installtion [duplicate]

After installing elementary OS at the end I got an error. My laptop originally had dual-boot with windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I decided to replace Ubuntu 14.04 with elementary OS Freya, so I cleared ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

I'm not eligible, yet, to update to Windows 10, but I'm considering updating as soon as the update is available. As you might understand as a developer I use both OS's, but elementary OS is my main ...
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WiFi dropouts with router but not with mobile WiFi hotspot in elementary OS

Recently I dual booted my laptop HP Pavilion Notebook ab219tx with Windows 10 and elementary OS 0.3.2. At first it connected to my WiFi but poor signal and internet speed is also very slow even ...
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Grub problem - elementary OS installed alongside Windows 8.1 - unable to boot linux

this is a log from boot-repair: http://paste2.org/GcL2vLU6 I've installed elementary OS on /sdb. /sda is a SSD with Win 8.1 on it. Didn't have spare space on /sda so I've put boot info on /sdb. ...
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Can't access Windows 10 after dual boot

(First of all, I'm totally new to this) I've installed elementary OS alongside Windows 10 (shrinking the main partition of windows with a new empty partition of 100GB, and then installed Elementary ...
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elementary OS and Windows 8 Installed, but I can´t choose wich to select [duplicate]

Well, as the title said, I am looking to learn and be a part of Linux. So I installed elementary OS with Windows 8 too, but my problem is, that when I turn on the computer, the system doesn't ask me ...
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How to repair elementary OS?

I was installing Google Chrome on my elementary OS from installer and due to unmet dependencies i run sudo apt-get install -f Don't know what happened i just it was saying removing Pantheon-files ...
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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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I can't boot elementary OS [duplicate]

I have bought a new pc. It has an Intel g3258 with an ASUS h81m-k mobo. I have installed Windows 10 ( with safe mode disabled) and I also want to install elementary OS. But I'm not being able to ...
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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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Can I create a rEFInd entry for elementary OS that always uses the latest kernel?

I run rEFInd on my laptop with Windows 10 and elementary OS. If I do not configure manual stanzas in rEFInd, it picks up the latest kernel version for elementary and displays: Windows 10, efi-grub and ...
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elementary OS not starting from GRUB

I already had Windows 10 on my 128 SSD and I did partition about 230 GB from my 1TB hard drive where I installed elementary OS. Installation was successful and there were no problems. At start ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 7 after dual installing Elementary

I just dual-installed Elementary alongside Windows 7. I adjusted the GRUB settings in /etc/default/grub to show the GRUB menu when I boot, but unfortunately, Windows is not an option. I am a "noobie" ...
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How much space does elementary OS need in dualboot? [duplicate]

I have a 128 GB SSD and Windows 7 is already installed. Now I want to install elementary OS on a second partition. How many space do I need at least for elementary OS? Hope you can help me. Regards ...
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How can i dual boot elementary OS Freya and Windows 10 [duplicate]

I've never tried dual booting before. It's always been the feature that I've considered meh... Since my sister wants to use windows and I find elementary OS pretty flexible and easy to use with a ...
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elementary OS non-uefi installation?

i've been pulling my hair out because of this, so i had a dual boot(non UEFI, normal BIOS) of windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04 and i decided to replace ubuntu with elementary OS 64 bit then installation ...
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Installation Problem [duplicate]

I know how to install Ubuntu along side Windows,but I do not know how to install Elementary OS alongside Windows So,Guys Please Help Me Tell Me If the installation for dual booting Ubuntu with ...
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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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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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Install elementary OS alongside Windows - Got problems

I installed elementary OS Freya alongside Windows on an Asus Laptop. Installation goes well, but when I reboot to finally use elementary OS, I get only a black screen, grub> console. Previously I ...
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Dual-boot with Windows 10 [duplicate]

Installed Windows 10 normally in UEFI and then Elementary OS Freya. During installation I have created swap and root partitions. Now I can't get GRUB to show up. What I've done to try to fix this ...
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Edit shutdown menu? Add custom entry?

Hey! I have a Dual-Boot System and I want to add a new button to my shutdown menu. If I press Windows 10 it should run these commands: sudo efibootmgr -n 000E sudo reboot Or is there a better way to ...
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Problem with BURG in elementary OS Freya

I have dual boot my computer with Windows 10 and elementary OS Freya, I Follow this step: Tweak your startup with this nice elementary-styled bootloader theme I type the command in the terminal and ...
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Tried to Dualboot W10/Elementary. Greeted by a Grub command screen. What do I do? [duplicate]

I installed Elementary on my laptop. When I boot the computer, I just get a GRUB screen. What am I supposed to do? This isn't part of the tutorial I was following... Pic: http://imgur.com/Za6IXPJ ...
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Legacy folder not found while rEFInd booting under OS X

I've set up a bootable elementary OS USB Stick, and installed rEFInd under OS X 10.10.4. When I reboot, I see the boot manager, and select my USB Stick afterwards. But then, I'm getting an error ...
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“No detected operating systems” - What should I do?

I am a first time linux user trying to install elementary os on my old macbook. I followed a guide on elementary.io/docs/installation on how to install it. I got the ISO image on a usb and rebooted ...
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Dual boot elementary OS on SSD and Windows 10 on separate HDD?

I currently have elementary OS Freya installed on a 250GB SSD. I have a 1TB HDD that hasn't been plugged into my computer yet. I was wondering, is it possible to plug this 2nd HDD into my computer, ...
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How do I try a Live System/Live CD before installing?

Is it possibly to run it directly from a CD, without installing it completely. I really want to give it a try before installing it definitely.
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Dual boot, elementary OS not detecting windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot on my laptop Win 10 and elementary OS on the same SSD. The problem is when I go to install elementary OS (something else option) my Win 10 partition doesn't appear so I cannot ...
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How-Do I Repair a Dual-boot (Windows 8.1) from Elementary OS Freya? GRUB has been restored, but Windows will not boot [duplicate]

I had a blinking-cursor black screen freeze on my dual-boot Freya/Windows 8.1 system. I have restored the grub and can recover my Windows files. How can I restore Windows 8.1 to healthy dual-boot ...
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GRUB: Is there a way to pre-determine which OS to boot to, before the reboot?

I imagine this doesn't have a workable solution yet, but would like to know if anyone has tried: On Mac systems, there's an app for dual boot, from MacOS to boot to Windows on the next reboot, and ...
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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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Windows no longer available in boot menu after installing elementary OS Freya

I installed elementary OS Freya from a LiveUSB (I didn't have to disable anything in the bios, I just pressed F12 and chose the USB option) after shrinking my Windows partition by 100GB. I allocated ...
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Help Installing elementary in dual boot on secondary hard drive that has stuff on it

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install elementary OS Freya on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary disk is being ...
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Win8.1 and Freya dual boot [duplicate]

Can someone please give me a detailed guide of how to install elementary os freya 64bit to dual boot alongside a preinstalled win8.1? I have a sony vaio TSeries laptop. I heard there are many issues ...