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Windows is not present in grub menu

(I don't know if this question belongs here, but here we go) I bought a new HP 14(2021) last week, with 11th gen core i3 and Xe graphics. It came with Windows 10. After a few days, I installed Manjaro ...
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Install error: partition validation

I'm trying to install eOS 6.0, on an external HDD. I've created the partitions correctly, but later when it is installing it, this error shows up. This is my first OS installation proccess, so I ...
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hera to odin, on windows surface 6 dual boot

I would like to erase hera and install odin on top of it. I cannot use the erase and install option as it seems to erase all partitions on the disk and would erase windows data. When using custom ...
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Can you move an existing Windows install to run as a VM under Elementary OS (i.e. Elementary becomes new Host OS)

I have a desktop PC currently running Windows 11 Beta, but previously was running Windows 10 Pro. It is not my primary PC (I have several other laptops for that), it is more my tinkering PC. I need to ...
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I tried to install Odin on a separate drive to dual-boot with Windows 10 but now I cant use Windows

Sorry if I don't provide enough information, it's just that I'm not very savvy with these things. I tried to install elementary OS 6 Odin on a separate HDD while having a Windows 10 installation on my ...
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After reinstalling Linux on dual Boot, I have multiple boot options

I have a Lenovo Yoga c940 with eOS dual boot. I cleared the eOS partition using Windows disk management tool and reinstalled eOS on the empty space. I want to do it one more time (for reasons that are ...
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Choosing os at startup

If I install elementary OS on my pc alongside with Windows 10 by creating partitions manually, will I be able to choose what OS I wanna boot at computer startup?
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How do i make GRUB show after i boot my laptop?

I dual booted Windows 10 alongside Elementary Os but when i turn on my laptop it boots windows 10 and not GRUB menu. Only way i can get into GRUB is by pressing F9 after turning on PC and selecting ...
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After dual boot with Win10, Elementary shows no gui

Just did a dual boot with Win10 + Elementary. I see the grub2 menu. When i select elementary os it takes me further and I'm greeted with a black screen. I figure the gui failed. I can switch to ...
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Unable to Execute ISO Files from Thumb Drive

I am currently using the latest version of Elementary OS, a transition from Mint Ulyssa, and absolutely love this operating system. Over the last couple of weeks I've been trying to create a Windows ...
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Authentication through Active Directory

I am coming from a Windows Background, and really impressed with Linux specially elementary os and i am very confident on replacing the windows machines with elementary os. I have figured out the ...
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Does elementary intend to take any action regarding the use of flutter, as well as ubuntu?

Ubuntu published on its twitter Flutter is the default choice for future @ubuntu apps. about standardizing its future applications with the flutter. It seems to me a good choice, since microsoft also ...
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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

I have a late 2009 Mac Book Pro that cannot perform a macOS re-install. Can I create a USB install image on a Windows 10 PC that will then boot and install elementary OS on the MacBook Pro?
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Can't get Grub menu (dual boot) on elementary os + windows 10

I can't get elementary os to work in dual boot with windows 10. I've tried all solutions that I found on google, but none of them worked. So, here is my boot repair logs: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/...
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how do i open UEFI/BIOS through elementary OS?

I have come to the realization that linux is not good for gaming, and i'd like a double boot. How can I access the UEFI/BIOS to download windows then make a dual boot?
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installing elementary os on VM (windows host) with a bootable USB drive

I've downloaded elementary OS ISO file some time ago and created a bootable USB drive. Now I cannot longer locate the original ISO file but would like to install elementary OS on a VM on a windows ...
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Resume from suspend causes reboot

I recently stuck a second hard drive with Windows 10 installed in my system. Ever since, suspend is not working correctly in Elementary OS. The computer appears to suspend normally, but when I wake it ...
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Second monitor shows black screen or poor quality image

When I try to connect a monitor to the laptop it either shows a black screen or a poor quality image. By poor quality I mean discoloration and some static at the outer left and right sides. The black ...
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Windows 10 no longer boots after dual installing elementary OS

I'm quite new to the linux world. I installed elementary OS alongside win10 on the same ssd in different partitions. While installing I created a swap- home and efi partition. after a while, I tried ...
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USB doesn't t boot in UEFI mode

I downloaded the ISO from the official website, I installed it on the USB with Rufus, in GPT for UEFI, with FAT32. I already checked the ISO SHA256. When trying to boot it, it does nothing, does not ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after installing ElementaryOS 5.1

I have some experience setting up Windows Linux Dual boot, but unfortunately yesterday I ran into a problem. The grub menu does not have Windows 7 on it, and I don't know how to get it on there. I ...
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htop shows Ubuntu has up to 1.3GB of RAM even though PC has 32GB RAM; dual boot Win10 & Elementary OS

I have a Dell Precision 5510 with 32GB RAM which I set up to dual-boot (Win10, Elementary OS). The PC has 32GB of RAM but when running Elementary OS everything is SLOW! When I ran htop I saw that Mem ...
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cant boot into windows after dual booting elementary OS hera

I am new to linux and decided to check out elementary OS,I carried out a dual boot by shrinking my hard drive,deleted one of my recovery partition(100mb) and creating an extended partition where I ...
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How to install version 5.1 on Windows 10 VirtualBox

I am getting stuck on the screen where you tell Elementary that you want to install updates and third party software. I've tried with none of the options on the screen chosen, and it still gets stuck. ...
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Bluetooth problem everytime I switch between ElementaryOS / Windows 10

Whenever I switch I get problems with bluetooth. It's not the problem with pairing, I copied my bluetooth devices keys from Windows to Elementary so I resolved problem with pairing devices every OS ...
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Deleted elementaryOS and can’t boot Windows

I have deleted elementaryOS from Windows Disk Management and now I can’t boot into Windows anymore and Linux is gone. Getting grub error when booting.. I’ve still got a live elementary USB I can ...
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I lost my windows grub after dist upgrade

everybody. Recently I upgrade the OS using dist upgrade. Today I tried to start Windows and can't. I suspected to be some grub error, so I installed grub-customizer and confirmed that there's no ...
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Problems installing Elementary OS on Toshiba Satellite Pro C50A

I‘ve just got a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50A which came with Windows 10 pre installed. I‘m installing Linux onto this laptop for a friend who‘s technophobic, schizopjrenic, and on medication. One of ...
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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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Deleted Ubuntu partition from windows 10 and Ubuntu dual system

After deleted the Ubuntu partition and restarted computer, I got this message: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else’s ...
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Cannot boot to bootcamp Windows10 without usb

I have a Macbook pro early 2015 with bootcamp Windows 10. I have installed elementary os to usb flash drive and it boots up via bootcamp windows disk option via GNU Grub. However, now, Windows does ...
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Delays on startups and shutdowns (after removing swap partition)

Recently I have to delete my swap partition in order to install Windows 10 (install srceen said something 'bout having too much partition on my drive). Now every time I run elementary os or other ...
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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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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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Can't add Windows 10 to GRUB after installing Juno

I used to have my main disk with Elementary have Windows 10 (which is on a separate SSD) as an option on GRUB on Loki. I have just updated to Juno, but now I can't seem to add Windows 10 to the boot ...
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Grub issue after installing Elementary alongside Windows 10

Asus Z97-A motherboard, secure boot off. Installing eOS on a dedicated SSD. Windows resides on another separate SSD. Other drives around which contain data. First install would copy the files then ...
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How do I access files in my Windows Documents folder?

I have a dual boot system, with elementary OS & Windows 10. If I boot into elementary OS, I can see my Windows "Documents" folder on a drive when I open the "Files" app, but the drive & ...
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Can't mount Windows 10 Partition on Loki

I've searched before posting this. The top answer was kind of my problem. I formatted and fresh installed Windows 10 (1803 version) then made a partition and installed Elementary OS. Everything works ...
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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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Windows as Second Dual Boot

I'm running Elementary OS Loki as my main OS on my full hard drive. Previously I had Windows 10 on the laptop. I need Windows 10 for one or two apps that will not be stable in a Linux environment. (...
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Touch pad controls

Just installed Elementary on my laptop, switching from Win 10, and I was wondering if there was a way to enable touchpad controls such as swiping up to open multi-task view, swiping side to side to ...
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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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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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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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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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Pantheon-files asks me for a password to access unprotected SMB shares

I used the right-click menu on a Windows 10 computer in order to share a folder on my local network. I set that share to "Everyone" and also disabled password-protected sharing via the Windows Control ...
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How to read commands from a text file [closed]

I would like to write some commands into one file and then I want the command line to read the file and do all commands inside the file. Step by step. For example: C:\Users> project1.exe < ...
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elementary OS Boot issue

Hi all. I'm having a common issue but can't find an applicable answer. I have Windows 10 and trying to add dual boot to elementary OS. I shrank and partitioned the drive as shown in the image ...
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How do you Partition On Elementary to Install Windows?

I bought a brand new monitor and yet elementary won't recognize it. I'm planning to go back to Windows 8 but I need to partition the harddrive before doing so. What are the steps towards doing this so ...
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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 ...