Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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

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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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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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After trying to install Kali Linux I can't access macOS anymore

I've tried to install Kali Linux as dual boot with macOS. I've partitioned 20 GB on the side from 250 GB for that purpose but the installation didn't go as planned. So I decided to reboot macOS and ...
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How to bless a partition using a custom EFI-boot file with non-conforming directory structures and/or file names?

Is there a guide on how to bless a partition for booting, one that doesn't have the default /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi structure? For example, I installed GRUB on the default EFI System ...
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How do to hibernate OS X in order to reboot to Windows 10

I have Yosemite and Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro 2015. On Windows 10 I can hibernate. Then press the power button and hold down ALT key to boot from OS X. However, I can't do the same thing ...
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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 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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Install High Sierra on a dual booted MBP [Mac 10.11.6 and Windows 7]

I have a Late 2011 13" MBP running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. I needed to run some windows apps on my lappy so I used Boot Camp Assistant to partition --the only storage disk my laptop-- a 250 GB SSD ...
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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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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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Bootcamp partition won't boot MacOS beta

I created and used a Windows 10 Bootcamp partition on my retina MBP 2013 running MacOS 10.12.2 about a month ago. I recently returned from a three week trip (I left my laptop at home) and installed ...
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MacBook Pro : Dual-boot

I need to dual boot on CleanOS on a MacBook Pro I installed ClearOS but at the boot I only boot on the Grub, when Command key is pressed I also have OSX I tried to install rEFIt, but without success,...
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Unable to Boot MacBook using any means after attempted Fedora Install

Wondering if anyone has any last ditch efforts I can try here to salvage my macbook! I recently attempted to install fedora to dual boot on my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, the install crashed, the ...
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Dual-booting a Linux distribution on a Mac with Fusion Drive

I'd like to install a Linux distribution alongside OS X on my 2014 5k iMac with a 3TB Fusion Drive (128GB SSD + 3TB HDD). Most guides about dual-booting Linux I've found focus on regular partitioning,...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 work with Bootcamp on MacbookPro running Mavericks?

I am trying to figure out if I can run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a boot camp partition with Mavericks. What drivers should I use? Are there any issues?
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Accidentally deleted OS X partition

I was installing Windows 7 using bootcamp on my iMac machine and accidentally deleted the main OS X partition while doing that. So now I when I start the machine I see only an option to choose windows ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to suppress warning about unreadable disks?

I have a dual boot machine, High Sierra and Windows 10. I have 4 disks in a software RAID created in Windows. Every time I boot macOS, it warns me that these disks are unreadable and must be ...
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Importing Linux and Windows Dual Boot from Parallels

I am looking at triple booting my Mac soon with macOS, Linux and Windows. I also want Linux and Windows available as a virtual machine. At the moment, I have Windows dual booted and have imported it ...
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Internet Recovery - No progress

I am trying to use internet recovery to install OS X Yosemite and dual boot it with High Sierra on my 2015 model 13-inch Macbook Pro, but I’m having some issues. I can boot into Internet Recovery, can ...
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Bootable USBs no longer appear at startup

I recently had my Macbook (early 2015) reset after a bootloader mess up I won't get into. When I got it back I found that it would no longer show bootable USBs at startup in the boot menu even though ...
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MacBook Pro can boot from USB drive, iMac cannot

I wanted to create a Windows 7 installation on a USB drive for my iMac, so I followed these instructions. Basically, they allow you to create a bootable USB drive with Windows installed on it without ...
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Can't disable csrutil

I want to disable SIP with the command csrutil disable on my OS X 10.11.5. I tried it many times, got in the recovery mode and typed in csrutil disable. I got the message: Successfully disabled ...
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refind : No bootable device (Mac and linux)

I just make dual boot on my macbook pro with linux fedora. when I enter linux on refind menu, it says "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". I know this question has been ...
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Cannot boot into OS X after partitoning

I have installed Ubuntu on a Mac Mini, everything works great. I'm able to switch back and forth without any problems. After that, I used GParted in Ubuntu to resize the OS X partition. I then create ...
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My partition is using negative space. Should I worry?

As you can see, according to Disk Utility, I'm using negative space in /dev/disk0s7. This is obviously incorrect, however, I am slightly worried as to what this may mean for the partition's effects on ...
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How to remove unusable Ubuntu partition after upgrading to OS X 10.11?

I dumbly upgraded my Mac OS X to "El Capitan" and I F&%#ed myself. I can't reinstall rEFInd because of SIP. I can't disable SIP because my recovery partition doesn't have csrutil. I can't delete ...
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Install rEFInd on separate partition (Errors)

I am trying to install rEFInd a separate partition but have run into an error. I'm doing this because I want to install Ubuntu on my other partition (separate from my Mac and and rEFInd partition). ...
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How to add addional HFS+ partitions after installing Windows with Bootcamp

The goal is to create a few extra HFS+ partitions after running the Bootcamp utility while not breaking Bootcamp's boot-ability. I am Running OS X El Capitain, and I only have a single disk drive to ...
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rEFInd - normal OSX not showing, just Recovery HD

I just installed rEFInd (to dualboot ubuntu) and all is working well so far, with a small exception: In the boot interface the normal OSX (Yosemite) is not there, it´s just showing the Recovery HD. ...
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Does Apple's EFI patch Thunderbolt devices to Windows 10?

So, I've been rattling with myself about this for a bit. I've followed 5SH-2a's guide of EFI Bootcamp to no avail. I decided to try it on my own, by mapping an NTFS Partition on my hard drive to a ...
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How to set up a dual-boot (OS X and Windows 7/8) environment in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine?

Anyone found a way to set up a dual-boot environment (preferably Mac OS X 10.9 and Windows 7) in a Mac OS X VM using a type-2 hypervisor like Parallels or VMware Fusion with Boot Camp Assistant? ...
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Option key boot selector suddenly failing

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro (12 GB, several hard disks). On OS X I run Yosemtite, On Bootcamp, Windows 7. All works fine. Yesterday I installed a "new" Radeon 5770 to replace the aged (and very ...
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Mac alternative boot loader for booting legacy OS from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook as a dual boot setup. I have a MacBook 7,1 running Mavericks. I have replaced the DVD drive with a SSD (now have 2 internal drives) so cannot use a ...
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How to fix a Windows partition after removing Bootcamp?

I have a 2009 MBP. For a long time I've had a Bootcamp partition on the hard drive, recently I bought a second SSD and installed it in the Optibay and installed Windows on it. As it was going well I ...
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MacBook pro boot's to wrong OS after waking up from Safe Sleep

I am dual booting Ubuntu and OS X Mavericks on my MacBook pro 9,2. I am using the rEFInd boot manager, since I was told that I should use it to dual boot OS X and Linux (I could have used rEFIt, but ...
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upgrade a triple boot with 10.6.8 to 10.9 - potential problems?

I was hoping to find a consensus of people who knew about the complications of upgrading from 10.6.8 to 10.9. I see on the App Store that 240 gave 10.9 1 star while 489 gave it 5 stars - so that is ...
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How to restore the MBR partition table of MacBook Pro?

I am using a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.2. While trying to triple boot my mac, I updated my MBR partition tables using rEFIt. Things didn't go as planned and now I want to start afresh. How can I ...
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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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rEFInd not showing macOS partition, just Ubuntu

A week ago I installed Ubuntu gnome in dual boot on my MacBook Pro mid 2012 (macOS Sierra). I followed the installation guide, disabled SIP in Recovery Mode, installed rEFInd and everything went well. ...
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How to setup properly Clover EFI?

I need a little help to how to setup Clover Bootloader - to handle a dual-boot on a late 2008 unibody Mac(Intel dual-core 2GHz, 4GB). This Mac is already containing two partitions - see below - but ...
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Would installing an alternate boot loader like rEFInd restore some kind of boot screen after upgrading to a PC video card?

I have a 2008 MacPro3,1 that I've upgraded to a PC video card. I haven't flashed the GPU's BIOS to give me native boot screens since I haven't been able to find a compatible EFI ROM yet for the R9 ...
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Dual-booting Linux, cannot view images, some text or buttons

I was trying to boot 4 linux OSes (using rEFInd): Kali, Ubuntu, Mint and Elementary on my 2015 MBP. Both Kali and Ubuntu would not boot at all and Linux Mint and Elementary would boot however some ...
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Prevent macOS Sierra from prompting for the password for other encrypted volume

If dual boot is used to run a second macOS installation off a different volume on the same hard disk, and that volume is encrypted, booting the first macOS will prompt for the encryption password for ...