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Questions tagged [dual-boot]

Refers to booting more than one operating system on one computer.

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Dual booting Kali on Mac, Mac doesn't load EFI bootloader

I resized my Macs SDD to have 45 GB of MS-DOS FAT, I burned the Kali .iso to my USB and installed Kali on the 45GB Free space where I set it as ext4 and /(root) filesystem. However I skipped the ...
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Bootcamp disk not recognized, can’t get gdisk to work

UPDATE: This is for a Mac Pro (Mid-2010) MacPro5,1 with the latest firmware, 6-core 3.46 Intel Xeon, 32GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 memory. I tried the instructions on this post: Triple Boot: “Missing ...
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Does System Integrity Protection have any effects on OS's besides Mac OS?

If I understand correctly, SIP is a security feature that protects certain folders on Mac OS from modification, even by root users. I don't know how it works on a low level though, and I was ...
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Attempting to install High Sierra alongside Windows 10 (1809 October 2018 ISO): “This disk cannot be used to startup your computer”

I have installed Windows 10 (in UEFI mode - no bios emulation) first on an empty SSD of an iMac (mid-2011). Once I was done I attempted to perform a usb-install of High Sierra (I have a created an HFS+...
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Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF on Macbook Air; gpt add error

[Solved] I recently installed Kali Linux onto my MacBook Air 2015, and shortly after, realized that I needed to install Refind to get the full functionality. I deleted the partition, which is 20 Gb, ...
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Booting to OSX on Secondary Drive Disables User Input

I have two A1297 17" MBPs. The first is a 2010 and the second is a 2011. Encountering graphics card issues with the 2011, but needed to use both computers until I take the time to sit down and switch ...
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Yet another corrupted partition table on macOS Mojave

I've seen a couple of posts on here addressing similar issues. Since I don't have in-depth understanding of what went wrong I have to describe what happened in my case and hope you'll help me. Thanks. ...
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How do I make a USB windows bootable on a Mac?

I have been picking away at this all day - it has been a while since I've felt this stupid. It used to be easy (bootcamp, several apps), but everything now seems to fail - my guess is it's partly ...
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Can't get iMac to stop booting Ubuntu

I've just inherited an iMac from a departed coworker. It is a 27" unibody model with sandy bridge i5 (not slim, so, from mid 2011). It came automatically booting Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS as its default OS ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't connect, after turning Bluetooth off it won't turn back on

Fresh install of Boot Camp on macOS Mojave with a Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft website. I'm trying to connect my Bluetooth mouse (which works fine and connects on macOS Mojave) to Windows and it ...
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Unable to boot Kali linux using rEFInd

I am currently trying to install and boot Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro 2018 which has the new T2 chip with boot security. I have disabled both SIP and Secure Boot on my Mac as well as installing ...
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How to install Windows 10 on 3TB Fusion Drive of an iMac 13,2 running Mojave (dual-boot setup)?

If you need background information please see: This Apple knowledgebase document that states using BootCamp is not possible on the above iMac model under Mojave, and any pre-existing BootCamp ...
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Linux on Mac, dual-boot without rEFind EFI issues

So I followed the instructions here This actually worked great. I was able to install ubuntu and the dual boot is working, however, in my startup window I have a dummy Windows option that boots to ...
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Get out of booting into Ubuntu on multi-OS Mac

I installed Ubuntu on my iMac (Retina 21" late 2015) alongside macOS and rEFInd. Now, I believe the iMac boots automatically to Ubuntu in console mode. I tried a lot of combinations of keys, but ...
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Does resetting NVRAM reset EFI Boot Order?

I've had a Macbook Pro for a year or so now and have experimented with quite a few Linux distributions which have added and changed things in the EFI Boot Order. I am looking to clean things up. The ...
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Mac on Windows 10 blue screen of death

I've installed 64 bit Windows 10 onto a separate partition on a mac. This was done manually, as the bootcamp software that comes with MacOs creates a partition that Windows wouldn't install on. The ...
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How to suppress warning about unreadable disks?

I have a dual boot machine, High Sierra and Windows 10. I have 4 disks in a software RAID created in Windows. Every time I boot macOS, it warns me that these disks are unreadable and must be ...
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How do I remove a “phantom volume”? (Volume format does not support resizing.)

I am trying to set up Ubuntu for dual boot on a MacBook Pro 2013, as outlined in this answer. My issue is that when trying to follow the steps in the linked instructions, diskutil resizevolume disk0s2....
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Accessing the Terminal on a 2008 MacBook Pro, when booting in single-user mode

I am booting my 2008 MacBook Pro into single-user mode and attempting to access the Terminal by using the key combination Command + s during startup. But it doesn't appear to be working. Pressing ...
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Not able to mount EFI partition with diskutil after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu as dualboot for a specific task to a 30 GB partition. It worked, however I found out I could do the same thing in macOS, so I removed the 30 GB partition. I also wanted to remove ...
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refind broke boot

After installing refind through Recovery Mode I restarted my mac. The refind menu was visible, and I selected to boot macos. This is when I got a white screen with no progress for several minutes. I ...
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High Sierra doesn't boot after ubuntu partition deletion (which was dual booted)

About 4 months ago I dual booted High Sierra with ubuntu. I dedicated 20 GB of my hard with default Disk Utility. Recently I tried to merge the partition back, but during this process it failed and ...
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Attempts to install Windows 8.1 onto an Early 2011 MBP are failing

So I have spent the past couple of days attempting to install Windows 8.1 onto a MBP with High Sierra. Apparently, this model is unable to create and boot from a USB dive. So the normal Boot Camp ...
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Unable to use Boot Camp to switch boot device between MacOS/Windows 10

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 upgraded to a 5,1 with MacOS installed on an SSD and Windows 10 installed via a hacked Boot Camp on a separate HDD. I'm running a GTX680 GPU which is Mac OS flashed to allow the ...
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Is it possible to install macOS onto external SSD on a Mac running Ubuntu?

Currently I am running only Ubuntu on my MacBook Air. Many have suggested I reinstall or install macOS on an external drive in case I ever need to troubleshoot, or in case something goes wrong. How ...
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Importing Linux and Windows Dual Boot from Parallels

I am looking at triple booting my Mac soon with macOS, Linux and Windows. I also want Linux and Windows available as a virtual machine. At the moment, I have Windows dual booted and have imported it ...
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rEFInd text tool tips for boot menu

How can I customize the rEFInd boot menu so that there's text next to the various penguin icons? This is done through the label option? (I'm not at the MacBook presently, but planning ahead.)
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Install High Sierra on a dual booted MBP [Mac 10.11.6 and Windows 7]

I have a Late 2011 13" MBP running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. I needed to run some windows apps on my lappy so I used Boot Camp Assistant to partition --the only storage disk my laptop-- a 250 GB SSD ...
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how to boot a from a DVD?

On a friends older MacBook, I'm holding the ⌥ Option key with a bootable DVD inserted but am not seeing a boot menu. I've tried rEFIt as well as some Linux DVD's I have lying about. I've checked the ...
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Windows 10 on 2011 Macbook: is audio fixable?

I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an early 2011 Macbook Pro. It's not officially supported, but I read everywhere it can be done. There are some troubles though. I have successfully ...
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Can't boot back into macOS after extending my Fusion Drive in Linux

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to boot macOS on my iMac after an extrememly shitty attempt at cleaning up my Fusion Drive. Here's what I've done leading up to this point: Installed rEFInd, ...
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Triple boot and hybrid MBR [duplicate]

Currently my mac is running two OS, mac os 10.13.4 (High Sierra) and Windows 10. I would like to add Ubuntu to the mix. I found this awesome post (Installing Ubuntu on Mac with macOS and Windows ...
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Duel Boot High Sierra - El Capitan, Mac Pro 2010 - Issues

I'm really hoping someone can help me here. I'm not Pro-Pro user, but I know enough to get/make things work, most times. I have a Mac Pro 2010 Model running El Capitan. I'm heading overseas in a ...
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Replace windows installation on Macbook pro with Ubuntu

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) running OS X El Capitan with dual boot Windows. I would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 18.04. The command disktil list shows: #: ...
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What's a triple boot method(macOS, Linux, Windows 10) that is safe and (relatively) easy to do?

I originally thought it was as simple as using Bootcamp and then making a partition for Linux. But apparently installing Linux breaks the Windows installation. I currently have High Sierra installed ...
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MacBook Air won't boot from external hard drive with Windows 7 installed

Goal To be able to boot from an external hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it from my MacBook Air. So far... I have successfully installed Windows 7 on said hard drive and have verified it ...
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Triple Boot: “Missing operating system” on Windows 7 partition after Ubuntu installation

I tried to install Ubuntu (without rEFInd) and followed this article on how to achieve that on a dual boot Mac (macOS and Windows): Installing Ubuntu on Mac with macOS and Windows already installed ...
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How to boot into internet recovery mode with rEFInd installed?

I have the bootup manager rEFInd installed on my Macbook. The key combinations for recovery (Command R and Command R+I) just boot into rEFnd's bootloader. At this point in time holding the option key ...
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MacBook Pro fans are loud after partitioning disk for Boot Camp use

After installing Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro 14,1 the fans in my computer started to make loud sounds like squeezing a plastic bottle every time when it runs at high speed. After sending it to a ...
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Can I put my HD into an enclosure boot into it and expect all my apps / programmes to run?

I’ve got to send my laptop, MBP mid 2012, running OSX 10.10, into a repair shop. I use the computer for work so can’t really be without it. Could I take 5e HD out (this is one of the old MBPs with a ...
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Would it be safe to use Ubuntu on an unsupported Mac?

I run OS X El Capitan on a Unibody MBP 13-inch mid-2009 and support for El Capitan is likely going to run out in fall, so as El Capitan is the last OSX update supported for my MBP, I will stop using ...
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Internet Recovery - No progress

I am trying to use internet recovery to install OS X Yosemite and dual boot it with High Sierra on my 2015 model 13-inch Macbook Pro, but I’m having some issues. I can boot into Internet Recovery, can ...
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How to mount HFS+ rEFInd partition as boot in Arch Linux

I am currently trying to set up dual boot on my Mac. I installed rEFInd to its own partition (512MB), formatted as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I wanted to use the same partition as my boot ...
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OS X partition doesn't show up after dropping iMac, Windows still works

I physically dropped an iMac tonight, shattering the protective screen. The computer was sleeping when it got dropped. The drop was from a couple feet high, and booting up looked promising until I ...
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Linux on Macbook, dual-boot, without rEFind

Is it possible to install a Linux distribution on a Macbook Pro partition and do a dual boot, without installing rEFind. Thanks!
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Can't install Windows on Boot Camp (Retina MacBook Pro, mid-2015)

Running High Sierra (APFS, unencrypted) with up-to-date Boot Camp Assistant (6.1.0) — clean OS install a couple days ago. Running into trouble at every step of the process, with both Windows 10 64-...
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Wanting to Make Linux Partition, Will I Be Able to Delete It Later?

I've been trying to create some persistent USB Linux thumb drives loaded with Elementary OS and a few other Linux distros, but have had no such luck. I don't really like the idea of partitioning my ...
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Grub2 Reboot ISO - Similar process for Mac OS Bootloader

First, let me say I'm new to Mac... Just helping a friend with a fried OS by re-installing Mac. When I do data recovery, I usually load a LiveISO via USB, but since I may be helping them again, I ...
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Force BootCamp to use GPT

I have installed BootCamp manually to the last partition on my SSD /dev/disk0s13. It works, no problems, but every time I manage my partitions from OS X (or any other OS that is not Windows), the ...
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Taptic engine (trackpad) stays on after shut down from Windows 10

I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro 13-inch Model that has 6 operating systems manually installed on it (High Sierra, Yosemite, Android x86, Windows, Ubuntu and Kali Linux). As I said, I installed ...