Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Elementary OS Juno and Windows 10 dualboot time is wrong. RTC time is not changing to local

I installed release Juno recently. I used to have Manjaro before. timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 worked perfectly in Manjaro. It is not working in EOS. I am dual-booting with Windows 10.
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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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Less disk space than provided by dual boot

Sorry for the vague title, couldn't think of anything better. I've bought a laptop about a month ago with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. Then I had decided to install elementaryOS alongside it. ...
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How to set up GRUB - Dual Boot of Windows 10 & elementary OS

I have an SSD with Windows 10 on it, a HDD to go along with it with just data, and now an SSD with elementary OS on it. During the installation i had some problems, so unplugged the SSD of Windows 10, ...
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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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Dual boot issue

When I installed Juno, I already had Win7 and Loki running. I wanted to replace Loki with Juno but was not given that choice. It was "run alongside" or "replace all." Now I have all three running, ...
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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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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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Dual boot redirecting to windows 10 instead or OS choice

I had windows 10 in my lenovo V110 laptop, Legacy BIOS. Then I installed Loki alongside windows in another XFS drive. Now after installation, whenever I start my computer, windows 10 opens directly ...
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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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Messed up my first install, any tips for the next try?

I have just tried to install elementary as a dual boot alongside windows 10 on my new XPS 15 and it was a bit of a train crash. After some issues with Dell specifically, see here - elementary install ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dual boot with Windows 10 on external drive not working

I successfully installed Windows 10 Pro on an external SSD connected to a USB3 port. This was done using WintoUSB software that mimics Windows to Go. I could then connect the drive to either of two ...
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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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elementary OS installer crashes

I'm running a Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB. Trying to dual boot elementary OS with Windows10. At pretty near the end of the installation process when everything is being installed, it just crashes. It gives ...
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System time is not synced with windows

I have a triple boot operating systems with windows and two linux. each one of them are having different date and times. if I updated at one, then other two's values get messed up. How can I fix that?
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Can't do dualboot with Windows 10, options missing

Tried to install elementary OS the same way I used to before - Leave free space at the time of Windows installation and then just split it up during elementary OS installation. But now there's no ...
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Hard drive not seen by elementary's installer

This is similar to this question. While trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot to existing Windows, the elementary's installer does not "see" the target HDD: It can only see an external HDD (...
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How to run Elementary OS in place of Windows 10 on my laptop?

I have a problem. Recently I installed the last version of Elementary OS on my Dell Inspirion 5559 next to Windows 10. After the installation everything was ok, I restarted my laptop a couple of ...
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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-booted with Windows and I don't want Windows anymore

I dual-booted with Windows a while ago. Now I want to delete Windows (already did it) and make elementary take the rest of the hd without having to reinstall the system.
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Slow boot after reinstalling GRUB

I recently installed ElementaryOS Loki 0.4.1 in my SSD on top of an old Windows 10 dual-boot with Ubuntu 17.04 setup. Ubuntu was in my HDD, so GRUB detected it and included it in the OSes list after ...
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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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Unable to boot into Windows

I'm new to Elementary. Initially I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along with Windows 10. I wanted to remove Ubuntu and install Elementary OS. So, my friend ran sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root and then it ...
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Laptop display not recognized - Dual boot elementary and Windows 10

So I recently bought a laptop : i7-6700HQ 16Go DDR4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 SSD 250Go HDD 2To It came without any installed operating system and I would like to run both Win10 and ...
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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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OSX doesn't boot on mac after installing Elementary OS and modifying Grub

I've installed ElementaryOS on OSX, at first a black scree was shown, I followed the #9 and #10 tutorials in the answer in: Black screen when installing OS ,in the final steps I was able to boot on ...
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Windows 7 gets started automatically after installing elementary OS, I cannot see options to choose OS

Windows 7 gets started automatically even after installing elementary OS. In short I am not getting an option which OS I want to run/select.... windows 7 gets started automatically and I am non ...
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Loki 0.4 - Guided Install Assigned Extra Partitions?

I am a new Linux user (deep breaths everyone) and I went through the guided install of Elementary OS Loki 0.4 alongside Win 10 somewhat successfully. The issue is that upon creating the new partitions ...
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Will “Erase Ubuntu16.10 and reinstall” keep my Win7 installation?

Installed for eOS has an option to "Erase Ubuntu16.10 and reinstall" - this will delete my previous Ubuntu and install eOS without touching my Win7 correct? I am okay with losing everything on the ...
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Not Recognising Partitions When Attempting Dual Boot install [duplicate]

I have a dell xps 13 9350 with the i7 cores and quad hd display. I made a bootable usb for elementary OS and am able to run it from the live-USB fine. When i try to install it however, the installer ...
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Dual boot elementary OS and Vector Linux

and thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide in this matter. Win8 crashed and I was unable to recover/restore it. So I opted to upgrade to a better OS. I have some previous ...
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I need help in doing the partitions for the installation process

So,i'm in the middle of the OS installation,and in the part where i should be able to choose the drive where i install it it wont let me choose the one where windows 10 is. It just shows another one ...
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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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Can one run Elementary within VM

I would like to run Elementary on my MacBook Air via VM such as Virtualbox. Can this be done, and where should I look for detailed assistance ? thanks
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Can I have on my mac Sierra computer both runing - mac sierra and elementary?

Can I have on my mac Sierra computer both runing - mac sierra and elementary? How to install elementary on my mac safely - without deleting anything? I want to be able to enter sierra or elementary. ...
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Do i need to install again drivers in dual-booting this OS?

Good day everyone, i'm planning to dual boot this OS to my windows 10 laptop and i'd like to know if i'm still going to install drivers like the wifi drivers etc. and if it still needed how could i ...
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“Installer crashed” during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

I've encountered a couple of problems whilst trying to install Elementary OS alongside my existing Windows 8.1 installation. I've resolved one but hit a wall with the other. I really appreciate any ...