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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Can you only partition a hard drive once?

I am trying to create two partitions on my fairly old macbook air (2015 macbook air running Yosemite 10.10.5) My goal is to be able to dual boot ubuntu and from what I've seen i need to partition part ...
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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 installed ...
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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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Resizing A Macbook Pro Partition

I am trying to dual boot with linux on my 2012 MacBook Pro running MacOs High Sierra. Whenever I try to add a partition for my linux system, It says this: "A problem occurred; undoing Logical ...
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Two Bootcamp installations: first one on Internal HDD and second one on external Thunderbolt 2 SSD

after following this detailed guide I've stuck at point 5. which did not make my external 5TB HDD to boot, no "Install Windows" nor "Windows" shows in boot selection menu: bless --...
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Storage space full after dual boot on MacBook Pro

After I installed windows 10 on my MacBook Pro using bootcamp, I am not able to download anything and it is showing a message that the storage space is full. After viewing the storage settings I found ...
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Is it true that we could dual boot Mojave and Catalina, in the same APFS partition, and they don't have to have fixed sizes?

Is it true that if we dual boot Mojave and Catalina, or if we dual boot Catalina and Big Sur, we can go the traditional way of creating two APFS partitions, and each partition is one container and in ...
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Boot Camp Control Panel macOS partition doesn't show up

Not sure why. I can access my macOS partition via hitting the option key. But the control panel doesn't seem to find it, And I want to set it as my default drive to boot into rather than Windows. ...
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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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Prevent Spotlight from indexing external drive

Sometimes I use an external drive with macOS on it. This is in conjunction to my current internal drive which also is running macOS. I find it annoying that, whenever I search for something (such as ...
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Cannot boot into macOS

A while ago, I installed Ubuntu along with the macOS on my MacBook. Yesterday, I decided I should uninstall Ubuntu. I read a post on how to uninstall Ubuntu. What I did was, in Disk Utility on macOS I ...
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Is it possible to use Boot Camp with Windows 10 from an external HDD?

I need to run Visual Studio on my MacBook Pro and I need Windows to do that. The easiest and well known way to install Windows on a Mac is by running the Boot Camp app on the Mac and let it do what's ...
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How can I fix or back up a system after I use gparted to resize my drive and the system will not start?

I created an EFI to run Ubuntu on my mac it was working well but I didn't have enough space so I created a another partition in disk utility and then went to gparted and turned the new partition to un-...
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Messed Up APFS/Bootcamp Partition Table

I messed up my partition table after trying to get Windows 7 Boot Camp installation bootable after being unbootable using option/alt on start up. Back Story At some point a few months ago, I had ...
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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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What is nvme0n2 on MacBookPro13,1?

While trying to install (dual-boot) Pop!_OS 20.10 I found /dev/nvme0n2 of size 8KiB on my MacBookPro13,1 which made the live-installer of PopOS crash just before loading the partitioning page and the ...
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How can I dual boot macos and Windows 10 on an early 2011 MacBook Pro?

I have lost the last couple of weeks struggling to install Winodows 10 alongside macos on a early 2011 MBP. I understand that Windows 10 is not officially supported by Apple, nevertheless I do not ...
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Merge missing disk partition on a Macbook

I tried to install a Linux distro on a partition in my macbook, but it didn't go well so i want that partition to merge it to my main partition of the OS, but in the disk utility doesn't appear. If i ...
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Why do I have a “HD” in my bootcamp screen and not macOS or similar

I have a MacBook 12 with Big Sur. I have also a Bootcamp installation with Microsoft Windows 10. When I open the bootmenu I have the following screen: I don’t know why this label HD shows instead of ...
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Dual boot OS X and Manjaro - Problems

(Cross-posted in Linux StackExchange) So I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Manjaro. Using the graphical installer of Manjaro, you're given the option (well, it's an obligation) to create a partition ...
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What's the best way to replace MacOS with Windows & Linux Dual boot?

I have had it with macOS. I use a 2014 MacBook Air. To use some apps I need, I had to upgrade to the newest macOS, but this slowed the computer down like crazy. Otherwise, I stay with an older version ...
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Boot from external drive using rEFInd only if external drive is connected

I'm trying to use an external drive to contain a Windows install and a Big Sur install, but I'm having trouble configuring the boot options on a MacBook Pro 2018. I partitioned the external drive to ...
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Mac Pro Startup Keys: Second Keyboard ignored?

I am using a Mac Pro with Bootcamp for Mac + Windows development. My keyboard is attached to a monitor which also acts as a KVM switch for the Mac Pro and my laptop. When I power up the computer, I ...
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What are the main technical obstacles to running macOS on iPads in the near future?

Since the new Macs have ARM chips, there is now access a build of macOS that technically could run on a device like, say, the iPad Pro? The architecture should be pretty much the same, I guess? ...
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Performance effect of dual-booting with APFS partitions

I have a 2013 iMac with a fixed disk, not an ssd. For unrelated reasons, I dual-boot it with two separate copies of macOS Catalina that share space in the same APFS container. Without knowing much ...
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Windows (Boot Camp) won't boot from HDD in optical drive bay

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro, and I have done the standard mod of replacing the original HDD with a SSD and shifted the original HDD into the optical drive bay. I then installed macOS onto the SSD ...
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Mac boot menu not showing recently installed Linux OS

I installed GNU/Linux Kali on my Early-2015 MacBook Pro (Mojave) by following the instructions on the Kali official website for dual boot. Linux runs fine but it boots by default. When I went to ...
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Installing Windows 10 on MacBook early 2008 without bootcamp - black screen blinking cursor

I have tried to use the following method to install Windows 10 on my early 2008 Mac. Running OS X 10.7.5. Intel Core 2 Duo. 4 GB. How do I get Windows 10 installed on my macbook pro (late 2008) ...
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Linux kernel hangs when attempting to dual boot Elementary OS on 2018 Mac

I am attempting to dual boot Elementary OS from a live USB on my 2018 Catalina MacBook Pro. After shutting down my Mac, I plug in the USB drive and start up the computer, while holding down the option ...
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Dual Boot Catalina and Pop!-OS with Data-Sharing Partition

I want to dual boot both an up-to-date version of macOS and an up-to-date version of Pop!-OS on my MacBook Pro 2016 without T2 chip. I am currently running macOS Catalina. Can somebody comment on the ...
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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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Triple boot Catalina 10.15.7, windows 10 (not bootcamp but NTFS), Ubuntu 20.10

I am using a 1 TB SSD with a macbook pro 2012 initially split into 2 x 500g: Catalina and Windows 10 NTFS (NON bootcamp partition). To install Ubuntu, I had to use the Catalina partition because the ...
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iBook G4: black screen when booting with USB plugged in

I have an iBook G4 with Tiger on it, and I thought I would try out dual-booting with Lubuntu just for fun. I downloaded Lubuntu 14 and prepared a USB 2 stick to boot from using dd. So far, so good. ...
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rEFInd installation won't boot due to T2 security, despite T2 security being disabled

I've been trying to install rEFInd with --ownhfs on my Macbook Air 2019, but booting into it results in Recovery Mode starting with the message A software update is required to use this Startup Disk. ...
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Remove GRUB from macOS Catalina

So I installed Ubuntu on an external disk via my MacBook Pro 2016 with a USB flash. Now whenever I try installing another Linux distro such as Pop_OS I see the GRUB loader complaining about a bunch of ...
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How to prevent the battery capacity degrading using a PowerBook G4 with Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a 2005 PowerBook G4 which I dual-boot Mac OSX 10.5.8 and Ubuntu 16.04 XFCE. The 'book runs both OSs quite well but I have noticed that using Ubuntu has the effect of reducing the battery ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu and macOS without rEFInd?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my MacBook Air 2019 with Catalina 10.15.6. However, my MacBook has the secure boot feature which doesn't allow rEFInd to work at all and I'm not feeling comfortable to ...
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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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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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Dual boot Mac with Ubuntu using rEFInd - removed Ubuntu by deleting partition and now Mac won’t boot

I had installed Ubuntu on Mac with rEFInd dual boot. I was able to use it until I thought to remove the Ubuntu. I deleted the Ubuntu Partition from drive, and then thought it will just remove Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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