Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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

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Installing Older Version of MacOS/OSX alongside current

So with the end of 32-bit App support, I was thinking maybe if I run across an app that I really need to run than will no long run post 10.15, that it might be a good idea to have an older version on ...
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UBUNTU on MacOS, windows already installed

I am installing UBUNTU on my MACOS Mojave while windows 10 is already installed through bootcamp. I've tried the instructions in Installing Ubuntu on Mac with macOS and Windows already installed but ...
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Dual-boot Linux on a Mac with original Boot Loader without uninstalling OS X

I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely my own custom one, but lets use Ubuntu as an ...
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Partition Type : FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I know this has been asked on here before, and similarly to the others I have not backed up my data... I found this duplicate and got lost in the answer and didn't want to mess too much with the ...
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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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System fails to recognize main macos boot partition after Ubuntu dual booting attempt

I recently attempted, and temporarily succeeded, in dual-booting Ubuntu and MacOS Mojave on my MacBook Air. After I installed and successfully tested Ubuntu, I tried to use Disk Utility to create a ...
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How to change the boot order of APFS volumes? [duplicate]

I recently set up a new APFS volume to support dual boot for the macOS Catalina beta alongside my Mojave install. Unfortunately, this new "beta OS" volume seems to have set itself up as the default ...
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Mac OS not accessible

I was recently resizing a partition on my mac (10.13) and a partition came up named "recovery HD", I looked and saw that it only had 650mb. I tried to delete and couldn't along with the partitions ...
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Dual GPU switching on a MacBook in Windows dual-boot (without using Boot Camp)?

I am experimenting with a 2013 MacBook Pro and its capabilities, and have set up a Boot Camp partition. This works quite well with the applications that I need to run on Windows natively which use ...
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Can’t load Mac OS

I had dual booted Ubuntu. When i removed the partition i made a mistake and now I can’t access Mac OS!
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Dual Boot Created a New Volume

I created a second bootable volume called "Beta" in order to install the macOS Catalina beta. I successfully installed and booted to this new volume, but when I returned to the first volume (which has ...
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Dual boot bootloader problems - Mac & Linux

I recently stumbled upon a problem with default MacOS bootloader. The scenario is next: My Macbook pro 2012 only has one 256 GB drive from where I specified 70 GB's of space to be used as Ext4 ...
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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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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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How to install High Sierra on a second partition on a MacBook which already runs Mojave?

I am running macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro with a single APFS volume. For testing I would like to intall macOS 10.13 High Sierra on a second volume / partition to be able to switch between the ...
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MacOS partition shows up as FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF (Mojave)

I suspect this this may be a duplicate, but I'm not sure what I should do considering almost everyone else has another macOS version or other partition size and I'm not sure how to generalize another ...
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Windows boot camp option missing in Startup Disk selection

I have a Mac Pro (early 2009) running Yosemite 10.10.2, all up to date. Yosemite is installed on my primary SSD (I have 2 additional magnetic drives). I use Boot Camp, and have Windows 8.1 installed ...
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On dual-boot macOS/Ubuntu Mojave install failed with “This disk cannot be used to startup your computer.”

My box is mid 2012 MacBook Pro, 1 TB HD, Sierra 10.12.6. It has dual-booted with Ubuntu using rEFInd until the High Sierra installation failed, after which I only used Ubuntu. After uninstalling ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac with macOS and Windows already installed

I have a dual-boot MacBook Pro late 2013 with macOS Sierra and Windows 10 (BOOTCAMP) already installed. I want to install Ubuntu as a third OS. Is there any (easy) way to do it? > Disk Partitions:...
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Why does Refind break when upgrading from Mac OS High Sierra (HFS) to Mojave (APFS) on NVMexpress Macs?

Problem: NVMExpress Macs that have Refind do not see the APFS container and I cannot boot into my mac. Also, apologies to those who were aware of this solution, but I faced this issue along with ...
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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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Ubuntu not booting after cloning (OSX and Kali)

the task was too simple - I had a 256gb ssd with OSX (apfs) and Kali (osx booted with Alt pressing and Kali booting on default - I suspect GRUB was operating). I think there was a problem after ...
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Dual boot: can no longer update to Mojave: “Disk cannot be used to start up”

I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have had no problem updating my system over the last 4 year (3 system updates). I now need to update to Mojave and get the error message This disk cannot be used to start ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to boot into Mac OSX after updating dual-boot Ubuntu, Partition Type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

On my Mac OSX Mojave machine.. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 to attempt to dual boot on the internal Apple SSD. Worked for a while, but after some updates to Ubuntu... hitting the power button boots up to ...
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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Remove GRUB & Edit Boot Loader Records?

I have installed Linux on a second partition on my MacBook, it also installed the GRUB boot loader which is fine however I have the following problems: When GRUB loads by default there is no entry ...
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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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Efibootmgr command for OS X

I have successfully been able to install Linux Mint on my Mac. The only issue is I cannot select the boot partition holding option. To fix it I booted into linux and ran sudo efibootmgr -o 1,80. This ...
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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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Upgrading to OS X El Capitan while maintaining dual boot

I've been running a MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite and dual booting with Linux, and I would like to upgrade to OS X El Capitan. However, I'm afraid that upgrading would break the ability to dual boot. ...
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MacBook taking long time to load the boot loader; rEFInd freezes

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 and I am dual booting with Linux. I use rEFInd and since day 1 it has been working fine on most occasions. Sometimes it would take a long time to show its screen and then it ...
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Mac dualboot with Kali Linux: jack with red light

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 and I have installed Kali Linux in dualboot. Apparently there is nothing going wrong with my jack but I have noticed that a red light is constantly turned on in the port....
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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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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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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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How can I right click on a Mac using only the trackpad in a dual-boot environment?

I am absolutely new to Mac OS and can't determine hot to issue a right click on my Mac. If I want a shortcut menu to appear I can ctrl + click to get the same effect or I can use an old mouse that has ...
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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 ...