Questions tagged [dual-boot]

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

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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 ...
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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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Boot into Mac from Windows after failed Bootcamp

Don't hate on me too much for this one... I put Win8 on my Mac Mini using Bootcamp, and all was well. I switched back and forth a couple times between the two with no problems. The problem started ...
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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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Accessing the Terminal on a 2008 MacBook Pro, when booting in single-user mode

I am booting my 2008 MacBook Pro into single-user mode and attempting to access the Terminal by using the key combination Command + s during startup. But it doesn't appear to be working. Pressing ...
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Not able to mount EFI partition with diskutil after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu as dualboot for a specific task to a 30 GB partition. It worked, however I found out I could do the same thing in macOS, so I removed the 30 GB partition. I also wanted to remove ...
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High Sierra reFind/ dual boot

Has anyone successfully installed reFind after installing high sierra? I have been attempting to install reFind since I need an ubuntu machine. My current issue has been that I apparently have SIP and ...
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How to select an operating system to boot without a keyboard?

I'm in a pretty sticky situation right now... The USB keyboard that I've always used broke. I do have the wireless keyboard that came with my iMac. However, my iMac is dual-booted. When I turn it ...
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Is it possible to install macOS onto external SSD on a Mac running Ubuntu?

Currently I am running only Ubuntu on my MacBook Air. Many have suggested I reinstall or install macOS on an external drive in case I ever need to troubleshoot, or in case something goes wrong. How ...
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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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MacBook Air (Early 2015) Network Driver for Linux

I got an unexpected question when installing a Debian Based Linux on my Late 2015 MacBook Air: Detect network hardware No Ethernet card was detected. If you know the name of the driver needed by ...
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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 a from a DVD?

On a friends older MacBook, I'm holding the ⌥ Option key with a bootable DVD inserted but am not seeing a boot menu. I've tried rEFIt as well as some Linux DVD's I have lying about. I've checked the ...
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Boot Camp ‘saving support software’ holds indefinitely

So, there's quite a few other “Boot Camp Assistant's handling of the ‘Windows support software’ is terrible” questions; but as far as I can tell, none of them directly relate to my problem: On a ...
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Dual Boot Mavericks + El Capitan

I was using El Capitan without issues till now. I'm starting to use Pro Tools 10 which is incompatible with El Capitan, so I will need to install a previous OS X version like Mavericks to make it work....
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What's a triple boot method(macOS, Linux, Windows 10) that is safe and (relatively) easy to do?

I originally thought it was as simple as using Bootcamp and then making a partition for Linux. But apparently installing Linux breaks the Windows installation. I currently have High Sierra installed ...
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Replace windows installation on Macbook pro with Ubuntu

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) running OS X El Capitan with dual boot Windows. I would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 18.04. The command disktil list shows: #: ...
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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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Data Not Backed Up, Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I was trying to install Linux on my MacBook for class when I bricked my computer, which now in an unbootable state. I made my partition too small, so I was going to delete and create a larger one. ...
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Can I put my HD into an enclosure boot into it and expect all my apps / programmes to run?

I’ve got to send my laptop, MBP mid 2012, running OSX 10.10, into a repair shop. I use the computer for work so can’t really be without it. Could I take 5e HD out (this is one of the old MBPs with a ...
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Would it be safe to use Ubuntu on an unsupported Mac?

I run OS X El Capitan on a Unibody MBP 13-inch mid-2009 and support for El Capitan is likely going to run out in fall, so as El Capitan is the last OSX update supported for my MBP, I will stop using ...
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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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Can't install Mountain Lion on a machine that has Mavericks installed, even on a separate disk/partition

I have upgraded my Mac mini 2012 to Mavericks, and everything is running quite well. However, it turns out that I need to also run Mountain Lion sometimes (a piece of hardware I need to use is not ...
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How to mount HFS+ rEFInd partition as boot in Arch Linux

I am currently trying to set up dual boot on my Mac. I installed rEFInd to its own partition (512MB), formatted as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I wanted to use the same partition as my boot ...
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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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OS X partition doesn't show up after dropping iMac, Windows still works

I physically dropped an iMac tonight, shattering the protective screen. The computer was sleeping when it got dropped. The drop was from a couple feet high, and booting up looked promising until I ...
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Mac OS X doesn't recognize hard disk

I replaced my CD drive with a Western Digital 750GB hard drive using the iFixit guide. My Mac for some reason throws error on any interaction with the hard drive, for example on disk utility when I ...
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Using Windows on another HDD on a Mac

I have a 2011 MBP and I just replaced my optical drive with a hard drive. I wanted to know the easiest and free way to boot up windows 8.1 on one of the hard drives using only the iso and a flash ...
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Mac Mini 2010: DualBoot (BootCamp) OSX Mavericks + Windows 8.1

Before Mavericks I had a BootCamp dual boot configuration with Lion and Seven x64. That was fine but, because I replaced the hard drive with a SSD model, I took a chance to set as the newest ...
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Wanting to Make Linux Partition, Will I Be Able to Delete It Later?

I've been trying to create some persistent USB Linux thumb drives loaded with Elementary OS and a few other Linux distros, but have had no such luck. I don't really like the idea of partitioning my ...
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Force BootCamp to use GPT

I have installed BootCamp manually to the last partition on my SSD /dev/disk0s13. It works, no problems, but every time I manage my partitions from OS X (or any other OS that is not Windows), the ...
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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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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices

So I have a 2010 15" macbook pro (MBP6,1) and I replaced the optical drive with a hard disk. I wanted to install windows 7 on the hard disk with boot camp with a USB and ISO image. After searching I ...
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How to pick a recovery partition to boot into when there are multiple?

I have a Mac Mini with a Fusion Drive. There are two instances of macOS installed on it. One (just upgarded to 10.13) is installed on an encrypted CoreStorage logical volume that spans the SSD and ...
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Boot Camp not recognizing Windows 10 ISO

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 10 on MacBook Pro, and Boot Camp Assistant is failing to recognize the ISO I've downloaded (from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO). I'm ...
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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. ...