Hello all, I'm in need of a bit of help getting a dual boot setup going on a new machine. I've read multiple topics here regarding this but I haven't found one that match... [by teherlih]
on 12/13/2012 – Made popular on 12/13/2012
I have installed Linux Mint 14 xcfe on a friend's desktop machine, previously running Windows XP. They wanted to do it dual-boot, so they still had access to their files stored on the Windows partition, and could still go into XP if they needed to.
However, even though I installed as dual-boot, no Windows option appear in Grub upon boot-up.
Setup: Kubuntu 13.10/Windows 7 dual boot. Yesterday while working in Windows, it updated, now I'm stuck in a bootloop. So I'm going to have to fix that. Past experience tells me that I'll have to repair the whole grub/mbr setup after repairing windows, as it'll overwrite grub.
Heya Everyone,This isn't my first dual-boot but I just hit a wall..I am trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Arch each have their own SSD.So I start off by installing Windows first on sda.This creates a small partition on the next drive sdb. When I boot into 8.1, I set UTC and disable Windows fast boot.I create my / on sdb...
I'm trying to configure grub on my computer. I use the dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. The grub always suggest with a countdown from 10 seconds to boot the Ubuntu. However, I do not want to be that way because other people in my home also use the computer and do not have much affinity with Linux.
Can someone please tell me how to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu (on ext. hardrive) Ubuntu keeps overiting the OSX boot files with grub (GRUB can't boot OSX on my machine or takes very long, haven't waited for bootup for more than ten minutes).)](*,)](*,)](*,)
I have a machine where I need to setup a dual boot between Ubuntu 13.10 and Kubuntu 14.04 beta1. Both are installed on btrfs file systems (the installation went perfectly for both). The problem comes in setting up dual boot between them. When I install grub, the two EFI boot entries overwrite each other, because they both use the bootloader_id 'ubuntu'.
Okay, here is the deal. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 in October or so, so that it would dual boot on my laptop along with Windows Vista. I haven't had any problems with the set up since then. It would boot using the Windows boot loader which I noted was different from my desktop which would use Grub.
This is my First post and I really hope it will be helpful.
Basically the process is to disable secure boot in the bios and then convert the drive from GPT to MBR as this will allow you to create multiple partitions. Note: you might want to try with a kubuntu livecd first and attempt to perform the GPT to MBR conversion as the way I did it was by performing the steps below.
I've just put together a new computer that I want to dual boot 12.10 and Windows 7. This machine has a Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P motherboard, AMD video onboard, AMD CPU. My HDD is 500GB, so I'm not lacking for space.
I am using Windows 7 professional 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit.
This is my first use of EFI, but I have installed many dual boot systems.