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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

While your other operating system will be intact, updater will install new windows loader and you will have to restore your grub. Meaning that you should have linux live CD / usb at hand to restore ...
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Is there a way to mount another partition on startup?

You don't need to run this as a command during boot, you can achieve read-only mounting via the file /etc/fstab. /etc/fstab contains all filesystems that should be mounted upon boot and that's exactly ...
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Try adding nomodeset to the boot. Here's how to do it: Press and hold the Shift button which will show you a GRUB screen containing a list of kernels and recovery options. Press e to edit the ...
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Create swap partition

This answer is after the discussion in chat Here you have to do two things , 1 . Deleting the /swapspace file created using AU question. 2 . Creating swap in unallocated space. 1 . Open terminal ...
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

Recommended System Specifications for elementary OS : Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor 1 GB of system memory (RAM) 15 GB of disk space Internet access Download ...
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How much space does elementary OS need in dualboot?

The official installation guide recommends at least 15 GB free space and the installer requires 6.4 GB. The base operating system itself won't take much more space (in fact it most likely takes less ...
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

Finally I found my answer. First I installed Freya in Legacy Mode, after that I converted it to UEFI using boot repair. After installation, I switched bios configuration to UEFI and boot in UEFI ...
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Can't do dualboot with Windows 10, options missing

You're booting elementary OS in BIOS/MBR/Legacy mode, which allows only up to 4 primary partitions per disk drive. Booting in EFI/UEFI will allow you to install both OSes in UEFI mode, but you need to ...
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Elementary OS Juno and Windows 10 dualboot time is wrong. RTC time is not changing to local

Please execute this in your terminal, timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 --adjust-system-clock Do not worry if you see a warning after running timedatectl.
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Install elementary OS in dual boot with 'something else' option

Note : This can also be used to reinstall elementary OS. To reinstall skip the partition steps. Partitoning : Before using something else option allocate space to install elementary OS. Open Gparted ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 10 affect my dual-boot setup?

I just upgraded by replacing my Windows 7 install with Windows 10 (I couldnt just upgrade; long story). I have 3 drives in my setup: 2 for elementary OS and 1 for windows, grub is installed on the ...
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How to repair elementary OS?

It seems like you unistalled parts of your desktop. sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop should do the trick. BTW you can install chromium from the official repositories.
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Edit shutdown menu? Add custom entry?

First off, grub supports rebooting in to a specific OS, so you might want to use that instead. See https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/43196/how-can-i-tell-grub-i-want-to-reboot-into-windows-...
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How to enable dual boot menu?

If your computer boots straight to Freya: Run: sudo update-grub sudo reboot If not solved, Open terminal and run following commands: sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/...
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How to get HP laptop to boot rEFInd

I recommend that you first disable automatic boot repair from a console in Windows: bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled No Try now if that has solved your problem. If not, you may have to ...
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Entering elementary OS directly

If you want to dualboot elementary and Windows you'll have to see the grub menu every time you turn your pc on. However, if you barely use one of those operating systems, you could hide the grub menu ...
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elementary OS disappeared. What should I do to prevent this again?

OK, so the problem is with GRUB. It didn't installed properly during the installation. Why can't you see Linux partitions inside of Windows? Windows does not support ext4 out of the box. ext4 is the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with elementary OS

Read this post here: install windows after installing ubuntu This post has good explained answers on how to solve your problem. These answers will also work for elementary as both uses GRUB.
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elementary OS and Windows 8 Installed, but I can´t choose wich to select

The next time you should install the OS's in reverse order:First install Windows then the Linux OS. Then you will have the grub menu when you start the computer. I found a similar question on ...
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Install elementary OS alongside Windows - Got problems

There's many solutions for this on the web, I used another one not listed here, that's why my answer. This is the workaroud I used: Install boot-repair Go to Advanced options Look for 'purge grub' ...
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GRUB not showing after installing Elementary OS alongside Windows 10

Since the previous method not solved, this is the possible solution: Steps: Boot into windows and open command prompt as administrator, and run the command to disable hibernation powercfg /h off ...
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Installing elementary OS alongside Windows 10

Ok so this got it working for me. In the BIOS I kept only Launch CMS enabled (OpROM disabled). Boot menu now has "Windows Boot Manager", the hard drive and the DVD drive. With this combination I ...
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Install alongside windows 10 UEFI

You should be able to just click "Install alongside Windows", without the need for boot repair or any other modification. It's what I did on my most recent installation.
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"unable to install grub in /dev/sda. This is a fatal error."

This always works for me :- 1. download & create liveimage of supergrub iso. 2. boot super grub. 3. locate bootable OS on the pc. ( if more than one OS on the PC) 4. boot you preferred OS. 5. ...
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How to re-install windows without breaking my eOS

The Windows installation process generally does mess with Grub, the Linux bootloader. One way to prevent such issues is to install Windows in a virtual machine such as VirtualBox. This answer has ...
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Can I have on my mac Sierra computer both runing - mac sierra and elementary?

Yes, of course :) Just download elementary and make it bootable on USB or CD. Then boot it and click install. Following the instructions, you'll come to step where you can decide if you want to erase ...
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Black screen at boot [SOLVED]

Everything works again! No need to reinstall! I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 to boot into tty1 and the $DISPLAY environment variable was empty. So redefined the DISPLAY variable using export DISPLAY=:0.0 and ...
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Partition Issue (Using unallocated space)- GParted

You can't change the partition you're currently using. Try resizing the partition using a live USB.
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Tried to Dualboot W10/Elementary. Greeted by a Grub command screen. What do I do?

Boot using your live CD. Then you need to run these 3 commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair ...
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