Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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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 ...
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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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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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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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Want to dual boot elementary OS with Linux Mint. Need some guidance and questions answered

So I have a 320 GB hdd. It is currently partitioned as /, swap and /home with Linux Mint already installed. Their sizes are 30 GB for /, 6 GB for swap and the rest is for /home. How do I go about ...
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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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Elementary does not see Windows 10 but instead sees recovery partition as Windows 7

I'm attempting to dual boot Windows 10 and Elementary OS. I recently upgraded to Windows 10, however upon attempting to install Elementary along Windows, the only option was to install aside Windows 7....
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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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GRUB not showing after installing Elementary OS alongside Windows 10

I've tried to install elementary OS alongside Windows 10 in a UEFI machine. I first did it with Secure Boot enabled, using the "something more" option. I created the boot, root and swap partitions as ...
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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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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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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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Create swap partition

I have an old pc (Dual core, 2gb ram (No graphic card because now is damaged) I used Windows 10 just for Work (My creative cloud subscription) and thanks to the subreddit [/r/unixporn][1 I've ...
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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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Install elementary OS in dual boot with 'something else' option

How to install elementary OS using the 'Something else' option at the partitioning step.
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Won't detect Mac OS X when I try to install [duplicate]

When I try to install, it will ask me to erase all data or something else. It says no OS installed either. I looked it up and it's supposed to say install alongside Mac OS X. How can I fix this and ...
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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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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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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 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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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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“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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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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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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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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elementary OS as Xen host?

I've been considering running elementary OS as my primary OS instead of Windows, but I do have a couple of questions regarding virtualization (or even dual-booting). Let's put this into context, I've ...
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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 ...