Skip to main content

Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
100 views

Boot Camp without USB

I have a 2011 Mac mini running macOS 10.13.6. Is possible to use Boot Camp without an USB drive? I was wondering, because it seems a waste to buy a USB just for this.
AnotherRandoGuy453112's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
63 views

How to fix script which requires EFI System Partition (ESP) to be disk0s1 in macOS?

I see a post which is 12 years old: How to fix broken EFI partition? System: Macbook Pro 2019 with Intel & T2, upgraded to Sonoma. Objective: Dual boot with T2Linux Fedora using https://t2linux....
tom_kp's user avatar
  • 71
0 votes
0 answers
46 views

MDM with dual boot - private volume with FileVault

I will soon have to follow an enrolment process with the company MacBook pro (16'' 2021) I've been using (both for home and work activities). I'd like to continue using the current volume for home ...
Jav's user avatar
  • 103
1 vote
0 answers
32 views

Boot a live OS from external usb drive on a Silicon M1 [duplicate]

I need to take a dd image of a MacBook (Model A2179) EMC 3302 hard disk. I have no way to recover the password to access the system, so I was going to live boot something like puppy or ubuntu to dd ...
Kodeeo's user avatar
  • 121
2 votes
1 answer
131 views

How to develop and test a macOS app that supports multiple versions of macOS using one MacBook Pro?

I am an iOS/macOS app developer. I have an app that supports macOS 12/13/14. I have a new (November 2023) M3 MacBook Pro running macOS 14.3.1. I have a need to also run macOS 12 and macOS 13 on this ...
HangarRash's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
30 views

High Sierra does not boot on a second container after reinstalling Monterey on another container

Mac Pro 4.1 (2009) + Opencore Patcher 0.6.8 M.2 SSD 500GB (2 containers: 250GB High Sierra + 250GB Monterey) Lately I've had several warnings in Monterey about hash mismatch detected volume disk1s5. ...
octane's user avatar
  • 11
2 votes
1 answer
133 views

Attempt to fix macOS startup volume after dual-boot Linux partition removal

I have attempted to install Linux on my MacBook Pro 15" alongside macOS (Catalina) for a team project. Since I needed the space reserved for the Linux partition back, I have decided to remove it ...
TylerDurden's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
84 views

Install two Windows 10 partitions (Mac - Win1 - Win2)

I have a MacBook Retina with a 1 TB SSD. I started with a Mac (387 GB) and a Win partition (400 GB), but now I need to add a tiny extra Windows partition (175 GB) to run a specific software. What I’ve ...
carol's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
189 views

How can I mount my external linux booter to my mac, so that I don't need to plug in the USB every time I want to boot linux?

When booting from Mac to Linux(Kali) on my early 2015 Mac air running Big Sur, I need to have the USB plugged in. There are absolutely no problems with booting, I can even disconnect and reconnect the ...
Winter Sand's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
1k views

Separate work & life accounts with a Macbook Pro M2 Pro possible?

I bought a MacBook Pro M2 Pro a few weeks ago. I've been using my old MacBook Pro i5 8GB from 2012 for work (98% of my work is online: Zoom, Teams, Azure, Microsoft 365, Google WS, etc and web-based ...
Carlos Casares's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
76 views

MacBook reboots during Debian installation

I'm trying to install Debian on my MacBook Pro (late 2013): prepare a bootable usb: $ sudo dd if=path_to/debian-live-12.0.0-amd64-xfce.iso of=/dev/sda plug in usb drive and reboot MacBook: The ...
Rahn's user avatar
  • 151
3 votes
1 answer
694 views

Repair MBR or GPT Table from recovery as both OSs fail to boot

On my Mac Mini 2014 I tried to repair GPT table (MBR.. ?) with an answer given on Trying to rebuild my partition map (using GPT fdisk, SIP disabled) for my issue of Windows 10 not booting itself but ...
Hum Gurung's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
256 views

Shell script to reboot from different volume

I have two installations of OSX (both Ventura) on my machine on two separate APFS volumes. I need to often switch between the two machines. I am only aware of the option to press and hold the power ...
Rahul's user avatar
  • 151
2 votes
1 answer
785 views

Install Windows 10 on MacBook Pro early 2011 with faulty AMD video card

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011 which suffers the well known problem with the AMD discrete graphic card. There were artifacts on the screen, therefore I decided to disable it by entering some commands ...
Matteo's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is it possible to dual-boot SteamOS with Asahi Linux’s UEFI environment on an M1 Mac?

I was thinking about how Asahi Linux is based off of Arch, and how SteamOS is also based off of Arch (at least the Steam Deck version), and thought maybe I could install the Asahi Linux UEFI ...
valentinegb's user avatar
10 votes
1 answer
8k views

Why does Asahi Linux require disabling security features to be installed?

When I install a second instance of MacOS (say I am experimenting with a beta or something), I just create a new APFS partition and install MacOS in that partition. The MacBook bootloader seems to ...
David Alsh's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
197 views

Adding an ISO image to an APFS volume and booting it

I know there is tons of information on this and similar questions on this site, but I have been at this for a couple hours and could use some confirmation of a few specific details. I just want to ...
Julius Hamilton's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

How to install linux on a external hdd connected to iMac

How to install linux on an external HDD which is a 5TB Seagate OneTouch HDD and is connected with iMac through a USB 3 cable? I am new to Linux, at the moment I consider to try Linux Mint. And I want ...
Paul the sea wolf's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
46 views

Unbootable old dualboot Macbook Pro

Half a year ago, I got an old Macbook Pro from my dad. I had set up dual boot with Debian. I haven't used the laptop for several months. Now suddenly it didn't want to boot the Debian partition, so I ...
maklmor's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
106 views

How to create two macOS Installations on one iMac, securely separated from each other by using FileVault?

The requirement in a no-budget project is as follows: an existing iMac, which is used by one developer for most of the time, has to be used by a second developer from time to time; so both developers ...
Madamadam's user avatar
  • 115
1 vote
1 answer
300 views

Need Boot Manager at startup every time. (old question, new problem)

I need the boot manager at startup every time. I have a 2014 mini with 2 bootable partitions. Yosemite on one and Catalina on the other. Obviously, need to run legacy software. When running Yosemite, ...
George Jackson's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

MacBook Air M1 dual boot from external SSD

I have a MacBook Air M1 512 Gb and I want to be able to use Linux (Asahi), since it's necessary for my university. However, I don't want to use internal space and I thought that I could maybe use an ...
Giacomo Paltri's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
545 views

Dual boot MacBook Pro 14.1 w/ Mojave/Ubuntu 22.04 won't set permanently macOS as default boot option after each Ubuntu session

I just installed Ubuntu 22.04 on a partition. I'd like macOS 10.14.6 to be the default system to boot and having the possibility to choose Ubuntu only if I hold option key to get into the Mac startup ...
SilenceDeisgner's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
38 views

Startup key combinations don't work after disk swap, cannot boot into live installation media

I recently replaced my old iMac's HDD with an SSD. The SSD had a Linux distribution installed in it, but I didn't bother formatting it because I knew it would be formatted during OS installation. I ...
Marwi's user avatar
  • 185
4 votes
1 answer
4k views

rEFInd bootloader doesn't launch on start

I installed rEFInd bootloader from Sourceforge, and run the install script. Everything seems to be successful. The install output is ShimSource is none Installing rEFInd on macOS.... Executing: /usr/...
Kyrylo Kalashnikov's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
786 views

Is it possible to dual boot MacOS alongside another MacOS on Apple Silicon Macs? (Work and play)

Due to requirements from our secops team, the only way I'm allowed to use my laptop for non work purposes (gaming, personal projects, etc) is if I'm able to install a separate MacOS install alongside ...
David Alsh's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
228 views

2020 MacBook Air, no mouse or trackpad control when dual booting Linux

I've recently tried to dual boot macOS Monterey and Linux onto my Mac, but it's not going too well. I've tried different types of Linux (Mint and Ubuntu all the newest versions) and have created the ...
Guavabi's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
298 views

I installed Xubuntu without installing rEFind. Is it safe to remove the linux partition at this point?

This is continuation from my previous question "I removed the rEFInd and rEFIt boot managers and now I've lost Windows Bootcamp from the Mac Startup Manager", where I now can boot Windows ...
Alfie Stoppani's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
219 views

Fixing mac bootcamp boot to windows after formating a disk

I have an old iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) and I wanted to give it a new life with a new SSD. I've installed both Mac & Windows on the SSD and life was good. Then I decided to format the old HDD to ...
Stefan Rogin's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
837 views

I removed the rEFInd and rEFIt boot managers and now I've lost Windows Bootcamp from the Mac Startup Manager

I installed rEFInd boot manager because I wanted to add a linux partition. I already had bootcamp set up. However, after installing rEFInd, my Mac UI scaling was too large and slightly blurred. I have ...
Alfie Stoppani's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
4k views

Bootcamp : Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows 11 on my 2019 macbook pro with MacOs 12.3.1. However when execute bootcamp, after the selection of the iso it is stuck with this error message : Can’t install the ...
thalitus's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
168 views

Use MacOS Update file for installation on other volume/partition

I have a M1 dual boot configuration with two installations of MacOS in separate APFS volumes. I recently updated one of them to Monterey. When I boot into the other system running Mojave, it also ...
cachius's user avatar
  • 281
1 vote
1 answer
457 views

Why can I open applications that I installed on an other partition?

I just installed a new Monterey System on my USB-drive and booted from it. Then I noticed that I can open Applications, that I installed on my main System! I know that during the installation of ...
fabolous05's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

Getting two Windows boot options after installing the OS on BootCamp

I installed Windows 10 on my 2017 MacBook Pro (Intel-based) through BootCamp and this is what I get at the boot menu after restarting my device: Two Windows boot icons. The first one starts Windows. ...
James69's user avatar
  • 67
1 vote
1 answer
923 views

Installing macOS on an external SSD fails (m1)

When trying to install MacOS on an external SSD, the internal SSD is always booted when restarting. When I select the external SSD in the bootloader, it only shows that the installation is corrupt. In ...
Mike Keller's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
474 views

Missing Boot Options MacOS High Sierra

I have previously 3 OS installed on my MBP 2010 13”, MacOS High Sierra, Windows 10 and Linux (Peppermint OS). So I decided to change my linux to ZorinOS and trying to flash it. However, I think the ...
Almighty Kid's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Install custom Windows 10 iso via Boot Camp

I am running a non-retina 15' 2012 Macbook Pro with Mojave 1.14.4. I had some apps for work that I can only run on Windows but I am not willing to download the full Windows 10 with all the bloatwares ...
saineid's user avatar
  • 41
3 votes
1 answer
1k views

Always start the Mac to Startup Manager without having to press and hold the Option key

I frequently switch between mac OS and Bootcamp. So I was wondering if there is an option to not have a preferred Startup Disk and always start to the Startup Manager, like you would get when pressing ...
Maximilian Becker's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
382 views

Time machine backup of dual-boot (different Mac versions) computer to the same target

On my iMac I have a dual boot setup with currently Big Sur and Mojave (for those 32 bit apps that probably never will be updated and that I can't really live without.) I also have a 3rd partition with ...
LapplandsCohan's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
79 views

how handle home folders with dual-boot (Catalina and BigSur)?

I am happily running Catalina (on a Macbook Air 2017) and am tempted to upgrade to BigSur, but I'm a little leery of breaking apps, particularly Arduino IDE (which appears problematic, from the little ...
RustyShackleford's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
496 views

Dual boot Ubuntu - macOS Issue

I installed Ubuntu in dual boot on my Mac without using rEFInd. Initially everything worked fine, I could access both systems. Later, in an attempt to remove Ubuntu, I deleted a partition I had ...
pino's user avatar
  • 33
0 votes
0 answers
62 views

Cannot Boot From Anything Other Than MacOS [duplicate]

I wanted to install Linux on my Mac. I made USB installers (with Rufus from my PC and Etcher) but when I boot from it, it shows an error: The version of macOS on the selected disk needs to be ...
John Hao's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
898 views

Missing Bootcamp partition

I use to have a Bootcamp partition, which was about 100Gb, but it has disappeared from the boot options and I am not sure if it still exists on my HD. I am looking to sell this iMac, so I was going to ...
IamOnStage's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
452 views

My Ubuntu dual boot Mac is not recognizing my trackpad, mouse or Wi-Fi

I dual-booted my Mac laptop with Ubuntu. This worked (after a lot of trying), but it will not recognize the trackpad, keyboard, or Internet. Under the Bluetooth section, it says "No Bluetooth ...
Milena Rode-Kotzé's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
162 views

Macbook Air Can Not Start After Trying to Remove Ubuntu

I was trying to remove Ubuntu (dual boot) from my 2017 Macbook Air. Now my computer can not start successfully in either macOS or Linux. When I restart it, it now opens refind, then gnu rnu in both ...
Gizem Kaya's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
668 views

Unable To Partition Internal SSD, Trying To Dual Boot with Linux

I am running macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 and I am trying to partition my internal hard drive so I can Dual-Boot PopOS, which is a linux distro. However, I am having problems with partitioning my internal ssd....
theamazing0's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
252 views

2011 MBP , installed Ubuntu, erased partition, boot failures [duplicate]

Result of internet recovery mode boot, attempt to remove disk0 and add. Permission denied : Result of sudo dd if=/dev/disk0s2 skip=64 count=3 bs=16 | hexdump -Cv and sudo dd if=/dev/disk0s2 skip=4 ...
rahul kumar's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
166 views

Keyboard and Trackpad Only working in Boot Device Selection and MacOS

The keyboard and trackpad for my Mac Book Pro 13" Retina Early 2015 (MacBookPro13,1) will only work in boot device selection (Holding down option on boot), MacOS (Running 10.14.6), Recovery, and ...
Kate Ward's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
215 views

Partitioning Mac Catalina SSD drive in order to dual boot Ubuntu

I'm trying to partition my Mac Catalina hard drive in order to dual boot Ubuntu. Everything is set up for the install except the partition. All the guides that I read say to partition the internal ssd ...
netizen 0's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

Dual boot mac with ubuntu boots from refind into grub instead of ubuntu

Here is what I have done so far: I wanted to dual-boot my mac with ubuntu. I did this following the classic guides, except instead of clicking on the installer I opened it with the command "...
Milena Rode-Kotzé's user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
8