Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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

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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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No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014

I've been tearing my hair out the last couple days trying to get Windows installed. I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch mid 2014. Yosemite version 10.10.1. Win 7 64 bit iso (sha1 - ...
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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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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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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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Can dual boot Mac access files between two OS installs

I have a High Sierra Mac, I was thinking about doing a dual boot setup with Mojave or Catalina. Will I be able to copy files between two installations via Finder? Or another way to ask, when I am ...
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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 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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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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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 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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Unable to Boot into Mac OS X after installing Ubuntu

First thing first, my MacBook Air partitioned into Ubuntu (30Gb) and OS X(91.2 Gb) was working fine until it started draining huge battery, lagging intensely and heating up. I figured out that this is ...
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If I set up my iMac to dual-boot, do I see the other partitions?

I'd like to set up my iMac to dual-boot, with on option being Mojave. I'd like to only use that Mojave to boot up when I need to run a 32-bit application. I want to have everything on a Catalina ...
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Dual boot dual partition and clean install of High Sierra

iMac, model has been verified Dual boot machine. HD is SATA Two partitions. Second Partition has Yosemite. First partion old. I want to wipe first partition and install High Sierra. Plan: Download ...
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Cannot boot into MacOS after installing Ubuntu (dual boot)

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Mac and for some reason I cannot boot back into Mac OS anymore (I never could). Unfortunately, I have no solid idea about how I could have messed this up and quite ...
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Kali not showing in Kali-OSX dual boot on Macbook Pro

Some context: I have a Macbook Pro with OSX Mojave I installed Kali Linux Boot defaulted to Kali If I wanted to boot OSX I had to hold down the option key on boot. When selecting boot drives, Kali ...
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Screen bug on windows 10 on iMac

Hi I tried to install Windows 10 as dual boot on my iMac (late 2009) High Sierra. First I ran into this problem someone else also had here, which is unfortunately unanswered. Anyway since I couldn't ...
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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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Stuck at trying to Install win10 with rEFInd

I’ve been trying to install Windows 7 64-bit with rEFInd on my MacBook Pro 2012 with Mojave, through making a NTFS partition and moving the ISO content in it. When rEFInd boot manager loads, I can ...
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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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MBP with Touchbar install Debian 10 fails

Trying to create a dual boot system with Debian 10 on my MBP 2016 but the installation process fails because the keyboard input is not recognized. I can move through the initial menu where I can ...
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FreeDOS USB drive does not show in option key boot menu on Macbook Pro (Late 2011) [duplicate]

I've been struggling for two days to dual-boot FreeDOS along with Mac OS X on an old MacBook (late 2011) that I have. I've tried doing the live CD option and flashing it to the drive with Rufus. I'...
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How to boot from APSF volume?

I am trying to run 2 identical MacOS on my MacBook pro. I am following the following instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208891 So far, I have added an APFS Volume, with flexible size, ...
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Prevent Spotlight from indexing external drive

I sometimes use an external SSD with macOS Sierra on it, in conjunction to my current internal drive which has macOS Sierra running on it. One annoying thing about Spotlight is that whenever I search ...
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Grub2 Reboot ISO - Similar process for Mac OS Bootloader

I'd like to add a menu entry to the MAC OS Bootloader for a Linux ISO that resides on the harddrive. I am not looking to install a 3rd party bootloader, but do this with the bootloader MAC uses by ...
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Dual booting older (2011) MBP into Windows and Linux (not macOS)

I was given a 8,2 15" MBP, and b/c its graphics won't allow me to install Mojave, I want to turn it into a dual booted Linux/Windows machine. (I'm a developer, and find myself needing to tread into ...
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Macbook shows ssd but volumes are gone after failing partition

Okay so i had two volumes. One was 225gb osx and other 25 gb ubuntu. My ubuntu space was running low so i wanted to resize the partition. I clicked on osx volume and resized it. I gave ubuntu 100gb ...
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How to delete a Catalina Beta from a disk with Dual-Boot Mojave and Catalina Beta

I have a disk with DualBoot Mojave and Catalina Beta in a single container. Catalina Beta has two volumes: 'MacOSBeta' and 'MacOSBeta - Data'. I want to delete the Catalina Beta os. Is it as simple ...
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Triple boot on Macbook Air with external SSD

I own a 2015 Macbook Air running Mojave. I plan to triple boot Mac, Windows 10, and Linux by installing them (Windows and Linux) on an external SSD and booting from there. Preferably, I don't want to ...
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How to restore Startup Manager Bootcamp option to point at Windows partition - GRUB overrided Startup Manager when Ubuntu installed

For getting macOS, Windows 10 and Ubuntu as boot options at start up, I: ran Bootcamp to install Windows 10. The result was macOS and Windows options available as boot options - when the option-key ...
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Reliable instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

There are some walk-through kind of instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro (as dual boot OS along with Mac OS X), such as Lifehacker's post. But they are either too old that I worry if the ...
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How to set a different encrypted boot volume without unlocking?

I have two MacOS installs as part of a dual-boot configuration on my MBP. Both happen to be Mojave 10.14. They are installed on two encrypted APFS volumes in the same APFS container. I want to be ...
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Booting linux from usb on macbook pro 2019

I've got linux iso installed on a bootable usb and boot it from refind which works fine. But when I choose to install ubuntu in the grub menu I get a black screen. After some digging online I read ...
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How do I shrink my Ubuntu partition and reabsorb the freed space into my Mac OS Mojave Partition?

How do I shrink my Ubuntu partition and reabsorb the freed space into my Mac OS Mojave Partition? I started with 250 GB SSD, to which I allocated about 65 GB for Ubuntu like 3 years ago. I installed ...
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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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