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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I fix my Windows 10 USB not booting?

I've been trying to install Windows for a while now. I managed to get a bootable USB which works with other PCs but my computer wouldn't boot it. Sure, it would show the Windows logo but it would for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Configuration of GRUB-Files after Installing Elementary OS on secondary disk besides windows

As the title says I installed most recent elementary os on my pc. Unfortunately it was very complicated. The setup before installation: Windows 10 was running on sda1, on sdb2 I have a 3tb disk to ...
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XRDP - Elementary OS from Windows 10

Infact i wanted to connect to elementary os from windows 10 using xrdp. But im unable to do, as soon as I login in the xorg screen, remote session cuts by itself. Here's what i get from the logs. ...
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This is not a question , but a solution for a previous one [unable to mount drives rw]

for those who are desperate of mounting their ntfs drives read and write , and dual booting aside win 10 , Read this : I know that this may sound simple and weired , but I installed elemntary OS as a ...
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Time wrong since dual-boot installation

I created an eOS live USB and set up a dual-boot partition so I can boot into Windows 10 or eOS. The problem is that the clock on Windows is one hour behind the real time whenever I boot into Windows. ...
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Dual Boot Elementary OS and Windows 10 Problem

I have a problem dual booting elementary with Windows 10. After installing Elementary Os and automatic restart after installation to setup elementary os it boots up and after showing logo, it shows ...
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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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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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Dual-boot not working after update Windows 10

I'am beginner in these things. I had dual-boot systems Windows 10 and Elementary OS. A day Microsoft suggest me update its O.S Windows 10, I agree. After update my computer always starts with windows ...
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Can't get GRUB menu after installing elementary OS on Windows 10 machine

Trying installing Elementary OS linux distro as dual boot on my xps 13 Inspiron 2in1. I followed all the steps in this post (https://www.dell.com/support/article/pt-br/sln301754/como-instalar-ubuntu-...
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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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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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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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Dual Boot with Win7 on a RAID PC?

I have a HP DC7900 desktop PC with Intel RAID built into the drive controller (onboard RAID), set up as RAID 1 (mirroring) running Windows 7 Pro. I want to dual boot with Elementary OS as the primary ...
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Is the Surface Pro 7 supported?

I'm thinking about getting a Surface Pro 7 but want to continue using elementary OS. Did anyone try it on a Surface Pro 7 already. Of course, touchscreen needs to be working (but I think gestures ...
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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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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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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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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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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

I have a problem regarding installation elementary OS on virtual machine using Hyper-V I am green at using Linux, it is supposed to be my linux distro exclusively for Ruby(on Rails) development. I ...
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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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elementary OS disappeared. What should I do to prevent this again?

I booted up my computer and I went right to Windows. Normally, it boots asking me if I want to boot to elementary OS or Windows. I tried booting multiple times and manually tried to go to elementary ...
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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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I'm thinking of completely uninstalling Windows 10 and using Elementary OS full time but I have a couple questions

Will the Fn function keys be able to work fully? Also, I have a full 1080p HD display but its a bit peculiar. The screen will dim and brighten on dark/white backgrounds. I disabled this so it ...
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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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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 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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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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Try to dual boot elementary OS with windows 10

Initial situation: - 1 x 120GB SSD (GPT) Windows partition - 1 x 500GB HDD (GPT) elementary OS partition As you can read in the title i try to achieve a dual boot setup with elementary OS and ...
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Laggy keyboard input on elementary OS compared to Windows 10

On my computer keyboard input has a 1> second delay compared to Windows 10 which has 0 delay. The computer is a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E and it has always been like this
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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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What to do when elementary OS freezes?

What is the equivalent of Ctrl + Alt + Del from Windows on elementary? A keyboard short cut that gets special handling and will allow to unfreeze desktop environment / kill resource hogging processes. ...
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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.