Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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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 ...
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How to re-install windows without breaking my eOS

I would like to install Windows 10 in my second partition, but I don't want to break my ElementaryOS install. I have all ready break my windows install (yesterday) so I don't want to make mistakes. ...
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dual boot loki + osx on mac mini

Trying to install Loki (aka elementary 0.4) on a mac mini. The experience is proving rather less straightforward than the installation instructions. The machine is a mac mini (Macmini4,1 - mid 2010) ...
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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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Tried to dual install Loki with Windows 7, but it says no other OS detected. Any advice?

I've never installed an OS on my own before, so I'm hesitant to erase Windows completely. I've read a couple of guides on how to partition and swap during installation but I'm not confident that I ...
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Elementary OS doesn't recognize my partitions

I know this question has been asked like a million times, but I am yet to find an answer. I have Windows 7, though my computer itself came with Ubuntu(Dell). I didn't have much experience in it, so I ...
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Trouble Installing as Dual Boot

I have Windows 7 installed, and am attempting to set up elementary os alongside windows. When I attempt to set up the partition, there seems to be only free space, I cannot see my windows partitions. ...
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“unable to install grub in /dev/sda. This is a fatal error.”

I have been trying to install Elementary OS 0.3.2 alongside my Windows 10 install. I have my windows 10 on my 120gb ssd and I am trying to install Elementary OS on another 250gb HDD. First I copied ...
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How to recover / merge partions into Elementary OS?

Let me try and explain the situation: I used dual-boot with Ubuntu 14/16 and Elementary OS. However, I want to get rid of Ubuntu and either: 1) Install some other distro and try it out, or 2) ...
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elementary OS attach separate partition '/home' from previous install

Had a while ago moved from Xubuntu 16.04 to elementary OS. On Xubuntu, I had a separate '/home' partition, with a lot of stuff. When I clean installed elementary OS, it didn't erase the '/home' ...
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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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Dual Boot with Windows 10

This is a cross post from the Linux forum that maybe people can help me with I bought a new SSD and attempted to install elementary OS on it. When i reset the PC i do not get the option of booting ...
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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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Operating System Not Found

Installed Elementary via the live usb to D drive. C Drive is windows ssd. In boot order have changed so the D drive is higher in the boot order than C. When order is reversed, the C drive works as ...
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How to get HP laptop to boot rEFInd

I installed rEFInd after GRUB2.Then I ran bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\shim.efi in Windows 10 and disabled secure boot to get it to boot into rEFInd.But when I booted into Windows 10 my ...
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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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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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No entry in GRUB to boot!

I have a computer with the following specs - Intel Pentium E2180 945GCM S2L board 2 hdd's namely Seagate Momentus SpinPoint with windows 7 on sda1 , an extended partition sda4 containing 346GB ...
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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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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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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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Install alongside windows 10 UEFI

I noticed the latest version of Freya (0.3.2) has some fixes for GRUB and EFI. Yet I would like to know the right way to install it on dual boot with Windows 10. I've seen many tutorials with ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...