Questions tagged [dual-boot]

Refers to booting more than one operating system on one computer and not using virtualization or containers.

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How do I edit name and logo for boot menu of Windows 10 EFI drive? [duplicate]

I have a new Windows 10 EFi formatted drive, and I am wondering what is the proper way to customize the boot menu logo and the name? For example, changing the orange drive logo to a picture, or ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on external drive with iMac running macOS + Windows 10

I have a late 2012 iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and Windows 10 (Build 18362) through Bootcamp in legacy BIOS mode and I'd like to do a full install of Ubuntu 20.04 to this external drive ...
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Big Sur beta on external disk vs internal disk?

I've read this question: Remove macOS from a APFS container? and this question: APFS - Is it possible to install 2 macOS versions inside one APFS container? It seems there is a little bit more mess to ...
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Need help, tips, suggestions on downgrading Catalina to Mojave and dual-boot [duplicate]

iMac 21.5-inch, 2019 Shipped with Catalina Goal is to have two volumes. One with Catalina, the second with Mojave. I have already downloaded Mojave and plan to create a bootable drive using disk ...
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Triple boot Macbook (Arch Linux and Ubuntu) from an external SSD

I have a 2015 MacBook Air and plan to triple boot MacOS, Arch Linux and Ubuntu by installing Arch and Ubuntu onto my SSD. I have looked at this thread and read about installing rEFInd onto the SSD so ...
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Wierd problem after doing a triple boot OS-X, UBUNTU 20.04, KALI-LINUX

I've successfully did a triple boot on my Macbook-pro but somehow even after creating separate EFI partitions, all my grub files ended up in the first EFI partition. So I separated them manually. ...
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Every Ubuntu update breaks rEFInd on my MBP

Every time when I'm updating Ubuntu with: apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade I've needed to do this in MBP recovery mode: mkdir /Volumes/EFI mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/EFI bless --...
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Best approach for: Dual boot Mac OS and Win 10 And shared files volume

I've got a somewhat older macbook pro (mid 2014) and it starts lagging. And since I'm working professionally on it I'm thinking of buying a new macbook or Win laptop. But since I never had a clean ...
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BootCamp Assistant won't start Windows installation after partitioning is done

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro (15-inc Mid 2015 model, OS: Mojave) using BootCamp Assistant. After setting my desired partition size, BootCamp downloads the necessary Windows ...
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How can I free up some space on my EFI partition for dual booting windows

I'm trying to free up my EFI system partition to install windows 10 I've done this Unable to install Windows 8.1 using Bootcamp, system volume doesn't contain required free space? but it only ...
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Is there a way to switch Mac OS boot partitions without going through System Preferences?

I have just viewed a YouTube video on how to set up my Mac as a Mojave/Catalina dual-boot, using two APFS volumes on the internal drive, instead of using a bootable external drive. But is there a way ...
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Does Bootcamp still result in a hybrid MBR/GPT situation?

I am running Mojave still (if that matters, but could update to Catalina), and want to dual-boot Windows 10 for the odd occasion when i need to run a program that is windows only.. or debug something.....
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Dual booting, and lost rEFInd: how to recover OSX?

I mostly followed [these instructions][1] for how to set up dual-booting on my macbook, and everything seemed fine, up to the very last step. Now when I reboot the system (even if I hold command-R) I ...
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Triple boot: “Missing operating system” on Windows 10 partition after Windows update

I have a triple booted MacBook Pro (using rEFInd as boot manager). Recently I selected "Update and shut down" when finishing up in Windows 10. Since then, rEFInd still offers Windows to boot from, but ...
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Data not backed up, System not booting, Getting Error: -69845 after trying to fix bad Partition Type

A few months ago someone installed Linux on my computer using rEFInd for a project. I am using a 2015 13" Macbook Pro with 256GB SSD. The partition for linux was made to be 60GB. After the project I ...
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MacOS/Debian10 dual boot- how to delete unknown EFI partition?

I have a macbook air dual booting macOS Catalina and Debian10 buster. I hold the option key at startup to choose the system I want. In the boot manager there's this efi partition (https://imgur.com/...
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MacBook Pro partition disk0s2 cannot be mounted

I am new in the internet forums. I apologize in advance. I believe I have a similar problem than the one described in second_step, since I am coming from a removal of Ubuntu dual boot. But the ...
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dual-boot (ElCapitan and Mojave) on a Mac Pro 5,1?

I have a 2012 Mac Pro 5,1, running El Capitan. I wish to make it a dual-boot system, El Capitan and Mojave. I understand that I must install High Sierra preliminary to Mojave, and must install a "...
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Partition type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF and drive unreachable [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu dual booted on my 2015 MacBook Pro. I tried to remove the Ubuntu partition using Disk Utility, then when I attempted to delete the Linux partitons, it is completely gone out of sight. I ...
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Windows 10 Boot Camp USB boots but throws 0xc0000225 before being able to install anything

I have a MBP 2014 15" with all the latest updates installed I downloaded the official Windows 10 ISO 64bit (20 november 2019 update) I verified that this ISO works, using Virtualbox I got a new ...
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Is a Boot Camp partition in Parallels Desktop still natively bootable?

I am wondering if its possible to use Parallels Desktop with a Boot Camp partition while still being able to boot into Boot Camp natively if I need that last bit of performance?
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Attempted to fix macOS startup volume after failed dual-boot Linux install, but failed and now original partition unknown

Attempted to install Linux on my MacBook Pro 15" 2015 one day for school, but then the install failed and I had a GRUB issue similar to this: How do I recover/fix my OS X partition?. Weirdest part ...
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Camptune is stuck on “Resizing volumes, this may take a while…” for the past 6 hours

I’m trying to increase the partition on my Windows partition and decrease the size of the MacOS Catalina partition by 18 GB on my 256 GB, 2014 dual-booted MacBook Air using Paragon Camptune, a third-...
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Install CentOS on MBP 2019

I am trying to install CentOS 8 on my 2019 MacBook Pro 2019 with Catalina 10.15.4. I want to dual boot either with Catalina and CentOS. Steps so far: Partition with 500GB for CentOS Created a ...
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How to boot into Windows on SSD from macOS

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018) running macOS Catalina (10.15.2). I have an old laptop that died, but that still has a (newer) functioning SSD. This SSD has Windows 10 already installed on it, ...
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(MBP 2010 13") EFI BOOT Frozen when Trying to Install Windows 10

Would like to get some assistance: Device: Macbook Pro 2010 13" Previously I was successfully install windows by manually create partition, format partition to hybrid GPT/MBR by following a guide. ...
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Resized macOS Partition in Windows; boots to white screen

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro and I am using Windows on Bootcamp and I tried installing Phoenix OS. Used a partition app on Windows and shrank the macOS partition. Now whenever I start white screen shows ...
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How to boot into High Sierra from Windows without holding the alt key?

I'm running Sierra on a Mac pro 5.1 and Windows on a second SSD. So far I'm using a non EFI graphic card and I can just switch between systems through startup disk on mac/Boot Camp menu on Windows. ...
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MBP Not Booting After Attempted Deletion of Ubuntu Partition

I have a MBP (late 2011 I believe, running 10.12) that I had setup to run macOS and Ubuntu. I am using rEFId. I don't use Ubuntu much so I went to delete the partition last night. When I did that, ...
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Remove broken Ubuntu partition on macOS

I started with partitioning my MacBook Pro for using Ubuntu and macOS. The ubuntu-partition is kinda broken so I want to delete the partition. I tried to do this though disk utilities, but I cannot ...
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Enlarging APFS OS Volume - Unknown partition scheme

I have my OSX install on a seperate AFPS partion, my home folder on another (HFS). In order to enlarge it I deleted a Linux partition following it, and now I get an error that it is not an AFPS device ...
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Nvidia eGPU compatibility with a 2015 MacBookPro running a DualBoot (Ubuntu 16.04)

My question is very specific, but I hope someone has already encounter a similar problem. I want to use a Nvidia eGPU, GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti with my early 2015 MacBook pro (Thunderbolt 2 only). I ...
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Install macOS, Linux, Windows in the same USB External SSD

I have a 960GB External USB SSD and I have MacBook Air. I would like to know if is it possible to install, macOS Catalina 320GB, Windows 10 320GB, Linux CentOS 7 320GB in the same External HD. I don’...
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Mac not showing external flash drive with turnkey linux installed

I have been trying to setup a spare iMac (iMac12,2) that I have as a minecraft server, but whenever I try to make the flash drive installer, the mac doesn't recognize the drive in the boot picker (...
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Is there a way to change the icon(s) or text from the Apple Startup Manager on the new Macbook PRO 2019?

I have a MacbookPro16,1 (2019) configured in dual-boot (MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 and Windows 10). I would like to change the icons presented on the Mac Startup Manager and, if possible, the text as well....
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Triple boot on MBP 2019 (T2)

My goal was to install onto a 2019 Macbook Pro (with a T2 chip) : OS X Catalina Windows 10 Pro (1) Windows 10 Pro (2) I managed to do so by using Bootcamp for the first Win10, and a bootable USB to ...
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How to avoid / repair permission problems between Mojave and Catalina

I installed Catalina (clean install) to a new volume in the same APFS Container like Mojave. Then I created a volume "Shared Data" that contains all personal data that I moved from "/Mojave/users/... ...
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GPT disk error installing Windows 7 64 bit on MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra

I have spent 4 days now, trying to install Windows7 64 bit on my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra installed on it. I had installed in many years ago and it was really easy. I removed it when I ...
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Triple Boot Mac/Win10/Ubuntu: how to restore original copy of Windows EFI to ensure boot to Windows still works

Not a duplicate - this is a new, sub-question regarding the steps in the answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/375863/4018 I followed the steps in that question, however, after completing ...
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Can I install Mojave on boot drive and still keep Catalina running

I’ve tried a few times now but I get a message ‘you need to update to a later os’ when I try to boot up from the external. It would seem that Catalina doesn’t like it. I still want Catalina installed ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 keyboard and Parrot OS

I'm currently studying and taking courses to be a penetration tester. I've downloaded parrot OS onto a USB drive and done all the necessary requirements to dual boot it onto the Mac. Once I get it ...
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How to disable password prompt for FileVault-protected secondary macOS?

I have a dual-boot setup with two macOS Catalina systems, each protected with FileVault. No system shall store the credentials to unlock the other one to protect them against each other and keep ...
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Install Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 8.1

I want to install Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 13" 2011. I don't nessearly need macOS installed on the machine. Win10 single boot would be fine. I have a bootable WIN10 USB Installer. I tried to ...
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MacBook filesystem FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

So I have MacBook Air late 2015. I’ve been using bootcamp for a while. Yesterday I installed rEFInd to use triple boot for Linux. Made partition for Linux. Later I decided to delete this partition ...
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Tried to fix filesystem type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF and failed [duplicate]

Initially, I had dual-booted Ubuntu on my Mac. Several months later, I decided I no longer needed Ubuntu on my Mac so I decided to get rid of it. I attempted to this by using Disk Utility on macOS and ...
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Dual booting Mid 2012 MacBook Pro running Catalina with Deepin

After the Catalina upgrade Macintosh HD is listed twice in Disk Utility. One only has about 10gb used and the other looks like that's where everything is. It has the label data in the name. I read ...
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Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD

I have an iMac 4,1 running OS X 10.5.8 that I want to install Lubuntu on. I have a USB drive and a DVD, both with the ISO burned to them, but I can't boot from either. They don't show up in Startup ...
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Behavior of macOS After Toggling Secure Boot on T2 Chip: Does It Remember the ECID?

I am reading up on the T2 chip as I look at plans to avoid multiple machines by consolidating various OS requirements onto a single computer. It sounds like I can use Full Security for Secure Boot in ...
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How can I triple boot MacOS Catalina , Ubuntu 18.04, and Windows 10

I currently use the mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I have read the similar questions asked but as I don't have much technical knowledge I thought I should create a new question. Device History I had ...
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How to resolve messed up GPT (FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF) from Ubuntu without data loss

I was having Ubuntu installed along with MacOS Catalina. I need windows for project work so I decided to create a partition and flash windows in it... Doing this I messed up and there was showing no ...

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