Questions tagged as ['dual-boot']

For questions regarding the installation of two or more operating systems on a single computer.
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Marvin avatar
No ethernet connection in Ubuntu 18.04.6 after changing motherboard
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I recently upgraded my PC with new motherboard / memory and ryzen 7 Cpu , I have Ubuntu verison 18.04.6. I have a dual boot with Windows 10 ,after the upgrade the ubuntu side can't see the ethernet connection only the wireless connection. The Windows 10 is able to see and connect to ethernet without an issue.


lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet  netma ...
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Tom avatar
Migrate LUKS encrypted Linux Mint and Bitlocker encrypted Windows to *same* disk
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it's been a while since I installed my LUKS encrypted Linux Mint 19 on a M.2 SSD drive and Windows 10 with BitLocker encryption on a separate SATA SSD drive. I used them in dual-boot mode with GRUB and that is working fine.

Now I have a new notebook and want to move the two operating systems to one large M.2 SSD drive. Is that possible without reinstalling?

  1. Can I simply clone them to the new disk ...
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Aleph_0 avatar
fdimage of 800 GB?
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I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. Why do I have a file in /home/myname/ called fdimage that is 805,8 GB? My SSD is a 500 GB one, and the partition allocated on it is only 125 GB... Clearly something is corrupted. What is going on here? Can I get rid of it?

The output of this command, however, tells a different story. According to du, this fdimage file only has a size of around 54.34 GB... How can Ubu ...

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amshakur avatar
going to rescue mode on booting from usb
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I had a dual boot computer and I installed ubuntu alongside wnidows10.

Then I removed ubuntu(in windows and with ‘bcdedit’ commands).

Now I want to install manjaro linux but when I boot from usb the rescue mode comes up with an error(unknown filesystem).

I asked someone and he said the I have to load ‘ntfs’ module because I don’t have a boot partition but I don’t know how to do it.

Thanks for  ...

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/dev/nvme0n1p2 clean problem BUT sudo get-apt update says no space even though there is
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I'm aware the /dev/nvme0n1p2 clean problem when starting up is a common one, but when I go into the terminal using ctrl+alt+f2 and run the sudo get-apt update command, it gives errors saying there is no space available.

I know the solution would usually be to make space, but when I look at my partitions via Windows (as I'm dual booting), the 64GB of space I made for Ubuntu has separated into 44GB ...

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How to install Ubuntu 21.10 to a mapper device (to dual boot LUKS)
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I tried to use this very old post as a model to install directly to the LUKS mapper instead of to an LVM set on top of the mapper, but the Ubuntu 21.10 installer explicitly forbids installing to a mapper.

The basic TLDR of the old post was:

  1. Boot in try it mode
  2. Manually create the LUKS partition
  3. Do a luksOpen on the partition
  4. Point the installer at the "opened" partition
  5. Post install click "continu ...
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Navaneeth Nalesh C.T avatar
Ubuntu freezes when it starts
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I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. Whenever I'm trying to open, it is freezed with this window. Please help me . enter image description here

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egdGGGG avatar
Install ubuntu on an external drive without affecting windows bootloader - not working
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I wanted to install Ubuntu 20.04 into an external drive without affecting the Windows Bootloader. That means on a normal boot, Windows should load. But if I entered the BIOS boot menu, I can switch it to the external drive, so that Ubuntu will load.

What I have done earlier is to "Try ubuntu", opened Terminal, ran ubiquity --no-bootloader, and installed ubuntu to my second drive (sdb, mount point: /). ...

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Mitas avatar
I installed Kubuntu 20.04 LTS on a usb stick to avoid interfere with my main drive and grub terminal comes up on boot
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So as the title says, i installed Kubuntu on a USB Stick because i didnt want to partition my main ssd which has windows 10 installed. When i boot without the usb plugged in, it takes me to a grub terminal which i dont understand since i installed kubuntu on the usb an not on the main ssd. When i have the usb plugged in, it takes me to grub to select between windows and kubuntu. How can i remove the gru ...

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Patrik Holler avatar
Problem with installing ubuntu on macbook air 2019
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i have a problem with installing ubuntu on macbook air 2019, 8gb RAM, 1,6Ghz dual core i5. I know in minimum specs is 2Ghz dual core, is it possible that it is the problem? Cause I can not even boot the ubuntu from a usb to get to installing. At first it show me an update error. However, now I always get black screen.

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Ashish avatar
HDD is not available during installation of ubuntu 20.04
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I am trying to dual boot ubuntu 20.04 with windows 11 on Dell Inspiron 3501, my laptop has 1-SSD(NVMe 256GB) with windows mounted on it and 1-HDD(1 TB), but while installation only SSD is displayed in option there is no HDD. (bitlocker is off)

Processor - i5 11-gen strong text Windows-version - Windows 11 home(21H2)

I have tried this with other distro(red-hat) as well, with same result.

disk ...

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Lara M. avatar
Grub not showing in dual boot
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I have installed uubuntu 20.04 in a pc with Windows 10 with bios legacy. Grub isn't showing even if I changed grub to display=menu and updated grub. Doing the boot recovery it says:

The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility would reinstall the grub2 of
sda5 into the MBR of sda.
Grub-efi would not be selected by default because no ESP detected.
Additional repair would be performed: unhide-bootme ...
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HDMI display output working only in Ubuntu and not in WIndows
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I apologize in advance if this is not the right place to post this question but any kind of help or direction would be very helpful as I've tried all my possible solutions.

My machine is a Dell XPS 9570. I was running Windows and Ubuntu in dual-boot and everything was great. At a certain point, the HDMI output stopped working on the windows side, I'm still able to detect the dedicated GPU and the ...

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Ubuntu does not detect Windows on installation
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I want to install Ubuntu on a partition next to Windows, but the "Install next to Windows" option does not appear.

I have already tried two things that are recommended to do to make Ubuntu find Windows:

Disable fast startup Execute the chkdsk commands

But it still doesn't work, it's weird, because I have already installed Ubuntu and other distributions in the past, in a separate partition and I didn't  ...

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Will Updating to windows 11 Remove ubuntu from boot loader?
cn flag

I have installed ubuntu on an external SSD to my windows 10. So whenever want to use ubuntu I simply connect External SSD with USB and enter through boot manager.

Recently I got a windows 11 update and I want to know if updating windows 11 will remove ubuntu from the boot loader even if I have installed ubuntu in external SSD?

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Aleph_0 avatar
ddrescue used all space and now I cannot boot
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Good day y'all, I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I was using GNU ddrescue to copy what can be copied from a failed disk to a brand new disk. The failed disk was mounted on /dev/sdb and the backup disk on /dev/sdc/. I used the following command:

sudo ddrescue -f -r3 /dev/sdb /dev/sdc mapfile

Then, I don't know what happened, but my my internal SSD, where I have a dualboot with Ubuntu and Windows, got completel ...

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JoeJo avatar
How do I get write permissions on my Windows partition/drive when i use linux in dualboot
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I us Linux and Windows in dual boot and I have multiple drives. Linux and Windows are both installed on my SSD (in different partitions of course). I can read and write data from/on my secondary HDD without problems but when i try to change a folder from my Windows desktop while using Ubuntu then I don't have the permission. I already switched off fast boot in Windows but I don't think it really helped. ...

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Marchelo avatar
Intalizing Ubuntu problem
cn flag

i have one question. I had Ubuntu on my harddisk and before few days i replace HDD with SSD and hard is now for memory storage. When i tried to install Ubuntu again, i booted it with BalenaEtcher first just like i did first time and when i go in boot mode Ubuntu starts loading and my laptop shutdown, total power off. I tried to boot it with Rufus and same thing happened, starts loading, laptop shutdown. ...

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charl avatar
Ubuntu does not boot in graphical mode
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I recently installed ubuntu in 20.04 LTS. I have it with windows 10 in dual boot on a Dell precision PC.

My ubuntu does not boot in graphic mode: after I pass the grub, a black screen is displayed. The only way I found to go to graphic mode is to activate non-graphical mode with Ctrl+Alt+F2, and then re-switch to graphical mode with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Otherwise ubuntu get stuck with a black screen and  ...

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Mekonnen Gezachew avatar
how to repair ubuntu grub
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try to these method Connect to the internet, then open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t, paste the following commands and run them by pressing Enter:

sudo apt install software-properties-common;
sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) universe";
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair;
sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair &&a ...

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Aditya Choubey avatar
GNU Grub Version 2.04 exists even after deleting all Ubuntu partitions
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I had Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 20.04 on the same disk. Since I didn't need Ubuntu anymore, I decided to delete them. First deleted 20.04, but that wiped out the Grub bootloader. Somehow managed to boot into 18.04 and updated grub. But, the Grub CLI was still coming first. Since my Enter key doesn't work, it is a real pain. I finally decide to wipe out the 18.04 partitions as well but the CLI ...

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Mohd. Farhan Hassan avatar
Unable to reset password of Ubuntu (can't acess Grub Menu, dual booted with windows)
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I installed ubuntu on my machine as dual-boot alongside windows, during the setup I put my usual password and username I used Grub2Win to configure my dual boot menu. But I can't login as it says that I've given the wrong password. I tried resetting the password but I can't open the Grub Menu for some reason. Grub2Win always opens up. How do I access the Grub menu or reset my password some other way? T ...

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Black screean and MBR 23FA after recover
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First of all, English is not my first language, so I'm sorry and I hope it's still clear.

Here's the thing. I have ubuntu 16.04 and windows 10, windows system files are on hard drive, ubuntu is on ssd. A couple of hours ago, the computer turned off urgently for some reason, and not a single system wanted to start. Ubuntu redirected to the console, where it required me to manually execute fsck, wh ...

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OhMuzGawd avatar
Moving ubuntu from one internal drive to another
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I recently ran out of space in one of my internal drives(SSD), so I decided to move Ubuntu 18.04 into the other (HDD) without using a Live CD/USB. After looking online, I went with cloning the partitions (root and home) into the other drive using dd, but I'm still unsure on whether or not I can get rid of the original partition. Is there anything else I would need to change other than the UUIDs in th ...

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Nimra Noor avatar
something is wrong with terminal. Plz have a look at my code
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└─$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:myunity/ppa                                                            100 ⨯
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install myunity
sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found
Ign:1 kali-rolling InRelease
Ign:1 kali-rolling InRelease
Ign:1 kali-rolling InRelease
Err:1 http://http ...
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John Doe avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 Freezing Randomly (Unknown Cause)
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I have a goofy ubuntu/linux question. For some reason, my computer will randomly freeze and I'll have to hard boot - the cursor will freeze on the screen and the keyboard won't work. I've partitioned my drive so that I can dual boot linux and I think that might have something to do with it, but I'm not entirely sure. I recall reading that I might have to update a driver from a boot menu the last time I  ...

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Cuchisius avatar
Unexpected inconsistency
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I installed Ubuntu today and after repartitioning a part of the drive SDA3, mounting it, and rebooting I got an error message saying.

The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 117081344 blocks
The physical size of the device is 104857600 blocks
Superblock or partition table is likely to be corrupt!
/dev/sda2: unexpected inconsistency; run fsck manually.
Fsck exited with status code 4

After  ...

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created unwanted 500GB data
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I attempted to create a partition on my 1TB hard drive in order to install Windows as a dual boot system. It took more than 30 minutes after I selected a 500GB partition using the disks app. I was skeptical, the after about 45 mins it said my hardisk is 80% full. Then I checked there was 500GB less storage left but no such partition was created.Is there any workaround for that???? disk app screenshot

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James69 avatar
Cannot dual boot MacOS & Ubuntu
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I encountered this issue quite often and tested a few solutions so I hope this will help. Initially, I was aiming at dual-booting MacOS and Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro, which worked after few attempts but it had its major flaws :

  1. When installing Ubuntu through a USB flashdrive via the mac boot menu, the Ubuntu installer has this annoying habit of replacing the original Mac EFI settings* with Ubuntu EFI s ...
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humble_barnacle avatar
Screen flickering in linux on boot
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I had a perfectly working Ubuntu 21.10 installation but since today, when it boots, the screen just flickers. I thought it might be an issue with the installation so I tried to live boot Ubuntu and Manjaro but the issue persists anyways.

System: Dell Inspiron 3542

Edit: it was working perfectly since the last year, it broke only today after a system update using the Ubuntu's system update utility so ...