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Thinkpad x1 extreme dual boot Linux

Q: Thinkpad x1 extreme dual boot Linux

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Nothing but issues on my end. Secure boot off; fast boot & hibernation off. Not getting much help on r/ThinkPad, r/Ubuntu, nor AskReddit, so thought I'd try here. Black screen: Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/o CSMWhether you select "Try Ubuntu without Installing" or "Install Ubuntu" from the bootable USB, it just goes to a black screen and sits there. See option #1: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726 Freezing GUI:Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/ CSMLegacy / UEFILegacy only This actually loads the installer! But when asked to restart at the end of install, it freezes. Force a shutdown and try to boot into Ubuntu and it freezes at the login screen or just after entering credentials. Only twice, of a hundred or so attempts, did it actually go into the desktop... only took about 10 minutes. Then took 10 more minutes to actually open terminal or browser. Eventually just froze. See option #2: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726 White screen with gibberish: Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/ CSMLegacy / UEFILegacy onlyEnable any combination of the following before install: acpi = off, nolapic, and nomodsetInstaller actually loads, does not freeze when asked to restart at end of installation, but when you go to login to Ubuntu, you get this screem: https://askubuntu.com/questions/70101/garbage-black-text-on-white-screen-on-a-server Live Server a... Read more

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad X1 Exteme and it is running Pop!_OS 18.10. I was hoping the find a linux driver for the finger print reader. Lenovo only seems to have w\Windows drivers listed. Is there any plan to release Linux drivers by any chance? Or third party drivers that may work? Thanks

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Does the X1E support S3 sleep under Linux? It can't wake from suspend in Ubuntu Linux 18.10. Do we have to wait for Lenovo to offer such support through a BIOS update (like the X1C6) before wake from suspend or hibernate is possible under Linux?

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Hey, got my X1 Extreme the last days and running it with the pre-installed Win 10 Pro and on another partition Linux Mint 19.On Win 10 Pro everything is ok. On Linux Mint i have some problems/questions: Question:I charged the battery to 100%, but Linux only shows about 3 hours remaining time in the system tray. Info: Linux only used the onboard intel graphic chip  Thanks ...

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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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hello,
i have some questions regarding dual booting windows 7 home premium x64 with linux fedora 14 on dual independantly dedicated drives. i am a college student with moderate computer (windows) knowledge but am doing software development and would like to play around with some linux for a class. i have no prior experience with linux and have minimal knowledge of operation. i am currently running windows 7 and would like to keep it as my primary os. i do not wish to share media files across drives or os's, windows does that just fine as is and i dont want to get into a third drive. my current drive is a 1tb wd black caviar hdd. it is also currently 2/3rds full and the desktop is about 6 months old so i would rather not partition the drive for a dual boot. i would think that there are some other advantages for the os's operating independantly off their own drives other than if one hdd dies i should still have the other with its os still ok. i have read some topics about RAID configs with dual boot setups with dual drives like this but am not very familiar with RAID. is there a RAID config that would be beneficial in this situation? i currently do not have a RAID card. my tower internals are not very accessible and i dont like the idea of disconnecting drives depending on which os i want to operate. so what would be the best way of going about this? this is a near future project so i am looking for someone with some experience in this area hopefully.
thanks - garrett

A:windows 7 and linux fedora dual boot with dual drives

Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

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Noob at this and need assistance if possible.... Installing a new SSD (taking out the current), and for the life of me I cannot get into the Bios anymore nor finding the "boot order menu" for my USB Thumb drive using the F-12 key, nor the F-1 key.  I did from time to time, but it was hit and miss using the F-12 key. When I did get into the Bios prior, I went into Settings> Update & Security>Recovery>TroubleShoot method, entered Bios, then "Start Up" menu, but I could not find the sub menu "Boot Up Order" to change it for my Thumb drive to install the OS to my new SSD.   Hope I was somewhat clear.  Anyone can assist ?  Thank You so very much    

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Hi, I bought a secondary SSD for the X1 Extreme. I want to install Ubuntu Linux on it. Could you please let me know the procedure to set up a dual boot system? Thanks.

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Hi,
Not an expert. Tried a lot of things trying to make my laptop dual boot Win and Lin. UEFI doesnt work anymore (no boot options available), I have AHCI off, use legacy boot option, secure boot off.
Installing Ubuntu gives fatal error installing Grub.
If I run the Startup repair from the W10 DVD it sais it cant repair.
So there seems to be something wrong with the boot sector?
Now I can only install W10, before I could install Linux but even that doesn't work anymore due to the bootloader error. Before it installed but had different problems with the bootloader. Either it wouldnt show up (and started W10) or it just restarted after choosing W10, only Linux would boot.
Tried to delete all partitions with Gparted from live usb but no result.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I have a dual boot system (2 hard drives) booting Suse and XP and boot up through Suse's built in boot manager which gives me the option of booting to Windows or Linux.

But since I barely ever use Linux I want to delete it off the 2nd drive so I can use it for a storage drive, so I'm wondering how to replace the Windows Master Boot Record so I can just boot into my XP drive. I'm scared that once I delete/reformat the contents of the 2nd hard drive (I'll probably use Partition Magic to do this through my XP drive) that I won't be able to boot XP up anymore. So before I do anything I want to just be able to boot into XP and bypass the linux drive before I delete it to make sure everything is ok.

Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks.
 

A:Want to replace Master Boot Record on dual boot system & delete Linux drive

Yeah, if you toast linux then it won't boot up. I had that problem when I used Fedora and got rid of it. Boot from your XP disk and go to the repair console. You can use commands in there to make a new mbr. I can remember the exact command. I think you can type help and that will give you a list of available commands. I think it is "fixboot" or "fixmbr" but I can't remember the exact command.
 

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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A:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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hi all!

I tried to install Linux mint 14 along with Windows7 Professional on Compaq 420 laptop using UUI (universal usb installer).

During installation of mint it did not show the option of 'installing alongside existing OS', so i went with 'something else' option at the end.
Freed up space and installed it in my second partition of 100GB with root, swap and home.

Finally after restarting it showed the grub and linux is working fine, but when i try to boot windows it gives an error 'cx0000224' stating that it cannot load windows boot manager and try putting the image cd or installation cd of windows or contact manufacturer in case of not having the installation cd.

I do not have the installation cd anymore but luckily have saved my work externally.

I think i messed up big time, Pl. let know if there is a way to revert back and get my original windows software running again?

thx,..ucma

A:Dual boot with Linux mint giving boot problems

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ucma


hi all!

I tried to install Linux mint 14 along with Windows7 Professional on Compaq 420 laptop using UUI (universal usb installer).

During installation of mint it did not show the option of 'installing alongside existing OS', so i went with 'something else' option at the end.
Freed up space and installed it in my second partition of 100GB with root, swap and home.

Finally after restarting it showed the grub and linux is working fine, but when i try to boot windows it gives an error 'cx0000224' stating that it cannot load windows boot manager and try putting the image cd or installation cd of windows or contact manufacturer in case of not having the installation cd.

I do not have the installation cd anymore but luckily have saved my work externally.

I think i messed up big time, Pl. let know if there is a way to revert back and get my original windows software running again?

thx,..ucma







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From the Linux Mint forum.
you used the Linux partitioner to re-size the NTFS partition,
then that can often mess us the windows file structure.

it's generally recommended, to use the windows Disk Management program:
http://www.disk-partition.com/resource/ ... dows7.html
to re-size the NTFS partition first, in order to get some 'free space'.

then use the Linux installer's 'something else' option to point to that free space.

so now, in order to repair the windows boot loader,
you... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I was experimenting with Elementary OS when it went a little wonky, just became unresponsive and features had broken. Couldn't really figure out the problem so I just decided to uninstall it. I deleted the partitions that it had been installed on and tried to restart into Windows.

I got a screen much like the one in the attachment below.

I did some searching on my other computer and found out that GRUB is the bootloader for linux and replaces Windows bootloader when you install it. I also found that to restore windows bootloader, you're gonna need a Recovery disk.

So I made a recovery disk using my Windows 8 laptop (Using a Flash Drive), plugged it into my crippled computer, booted from the USB, followed the instructions that I had accumulated from multiple websites explaining what to do.

The specific instructions were to go to the command prompt within the recovery disk and type:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
I also had tried:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixboot
since another site had suggested trying that. They both said that the operation was successful.

I was then told that I should be able to reboot into Windows good as new. Well I can't. I'm still getting the same GRUB rescue screen linked above.

So that's the problem
Here's various bits that may be helpful:

Crippled PC -
Windows 8.1 Pro
250GB SSD - Windows install (NOTE: When trying to reset it gave me the message saying that the drive with Windows installed was locked and that ... Read more

A:Solved: Deleted dual boot Linux - Can't boot windows

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Tried Ubuntu & didn't like it so wanted to remove it completely. After deleting & recovering that portion of (G: ) which is where Ubuntu was installed, I couldn't boot in Windows 7. I was able to use my install disk to load into repair. The OS it found was-

OS -Windows 7
Partition Size - 122,001Mb
Location - (F: )

(F: ) struck me odd as I thought this would be (C: ) I then when to Command promp & used Bootrec.exe /fixmbr enter - then Bootrec.exe /fixboot enter then restarted. The PC booted in Windows 7 & all seems OK but still wondered if the location was correct. I reloaded the install disk as before & when into repair & it still says location as (F: ) which is my backup drive.

OK, my PC boots but shouldn't the location be (C: ) not (F: )? After all, if (F: ) is removed or goes bad I'd have the non-boot issue again, wouldn't I? If so, how do I write it to (C: )

A:Uninstalled Linux OS dual boot with Windows 7 now boot issue.

Dual-booting 2 or more Operating Systems can mess up the drive lettering, especially when 1 or more are uninstalled. If Windows is working properly the only issue will be in assuring program installations point to the drive Windows is on. The earlier versions of Windows such as Win98, WinME, etc., were particular as to the drive or partition they were installed on. Part of the situation may be affected by the newer motherboards and HDDs that use SATA connections instead of the older PATA, SATA has only one drive per socket on the board while PATA have one data cable for each socket and can have one or two drives on each cable.

The easiest/less time-consuming way I've found with such an issue is to backup any user data then boot to a GPARTED CD and wipe the HDDs that have or had an OS installed followed by connecting only one HDD for installing the OS then reconnecting the storage drives. Leaving any of the boot files of a previous OS on an HDD can mess up the boot process, sometimes slows things down when booting.

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Hi

I recently felt the urge to experiment with Linux and installed Ubuntu Mint and tried to set up dual booting.

However I seem to have only suceeded in preventing Windows booting at all. I cannot get into the recovery drive to undo my wrong doing.

How can I reset the windows boot manager without access to windows or recovery partitions?

Many thanks in advance from a frustrated fool!

A:Dual Boot Linux preventing Windows boot

Hi there
Try this -- although it says W7 the same mechanism works for W8 / W8.1

uninstall - Removing GRUB from windows system after uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7 - Ask Ubuntu

Cheers
jimbo

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Hey all,

I had a problem in my dell800 laptop , which dual boot system (XP and Linux), I did use the BOOTMAGIC and it works fine untill last week.

It didnot able to boot and gave me an error message missing BOOTMaGIC .IMG , and it turns out to be boot in DE (DELL utility) programs over over again, nver let me back to ntfs window xp.

I donot have BOOTMAGIC now with me too, so doesnot know how to reinstall that.

As far as I know my system is not corrupted , may be one or two files may be. I have more valuable data and dont know have any external hard disk to back up.

I want to know how can I set the boot to ntfs and recover the system without losing datas, I am not very good in windows adminstration either.

I did tried BART PE to boot in XP , but didnot help , I could not able to see all the files in ntfs and it show me the file in FAT not in ntfs.

I dont have floppy drive for boot from floppy either, just CD drive.

I really appreciate any suggestion from the experts here.

thanks a lot....

any help ?
venkat
 

A:dual boot problem (XP and linux) Boot Magic

v2010 said:

Hey all,

I had a problem in my dell800 laptop , which dual boot system (XP and Linux), I did use the BOOTMAGIC and it works fine untill last week.

It didnot able to boot and gave me an error message missing BOOTMaGIC .IMG , and it turns out to be boot in DE (DELL utility) programs over over again, nver let me back to ntfs window xp.

I donot have BOOTMAGIC now with me too, so doesnot know how to reinstall that.

As far as I know my system is not corrupted , may be one or two files may be. I have more valuable data and dont know have any external hard disk to back up.

I want to know how can I set the boot to ntfs and recover the system without losing datas, I am not very good in windows adminstration either.

I did tried BART PE to boot in XP , but didnot help , I could not able to see all the files in ntfs and it show me the file in FAT not in ntfs.

I dont have floppy drive for boot from floppy either, just CD drive.

I really appreciate any suggestion from the experts here.

thanks a lot....

any help ?
venkatClick to expand...

Hi v2010,

Welcome to TSG!

If you know whether the dual-boot scheme is implemented with the Grub boot loader there may be a way with a Linux Live CD (e.g. Ubuntu or Knoppix - do you know? Also, is the dual-boot scheme implemented on one or two disks.

The technique would be to boot up with the Live CD, let's say Ubuntu, and then use the System Administration pull-down menu selecting Disks to bring up the Disk manager. The ide... Read more

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Hello!
I've got Windows 7 installed and would like to set up a dual boot system with an Ubuntu 9.04. However, I would like to use the Windows 7 boot loader instead of GRUB. How can I do that? Thanks in advance.

A:Linux Dual Boot System Using the Windows 7 Boot MGR

See if this thread from today helps: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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Intend to buy or build a W8 machine. I would like access to my XP programs and data while I gradually install the programs on the W8 platform. My thought was to move my XP HDD (I have an IDE to SATA adapter) to the W8 machine and have a dual boot capability. I have read several of the threads in this forum on this subject but all seem to involve installing XP. Can anyone comment on feasibility and any how-to details? Thanks

A:Dual boot XP/W8 and maybe Linux

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI Firmware
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart
Win XP will not install on a UEFI set up.

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im trying to dual boot xp and rh9. after the install i get the loader and no matter which i pick it hangs. if i do lilo i get a boot: prompt. how do i get to the shell to edit the lilo.conf file. if you know email me at [email protected]

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Ideally I am looking for the situation where I can create a VHD from a Linux ISO, boot it, then install additional packages and change settings etc.. I'm not interested in a Live CD scenario.

I have Windows 8.0 "home" or whatever they preload on Laptops. So far the only OS ISO I have successfully booted has been Windows 2012 Server R2. Kind of unwieldy on a Laptop. I tried Windows 7 Pro x64 but it hung on Starting Windows.

So I'm thinking Linux might run a bit snappier if I can find one that does UEFI boot(with secure boot disabled) and runs from a VHD. I have installed several Linux as VMWare Player VMs. But they were too slow to use on this Laptop. If I could boot directly to VHD it might be feasible to actually use the OS. At least I would get some idea how it would work if I put it on the metal. I only have this Laptop and since GPT and all this UEFI stuff is new to me I don't want to do a real dual boot and risk hosing my system.

A:Dual boot Linux from VHD?

Hi

Almost all newer Linux ditros supports UEFI and SecureBoot. Simply shrink the OS partition via "Disk Management" and install Linux to the newly created empty space. I would recommend Linux Mint which is an upgrade of Ubuntu.

Main Page - Linux Mint

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hey I need help. I have two physical HDDs c and d. D had two logical partitions at 40 gig each and C had 120 gig. C had win xp pro and D had mandrake and red hat.

The problem is that I needen more space and so I took off the linux os's from the D drive. I then reformated the disk as a clean ntfs drive that win could see. Now my only problem is that there is a startup screen that says mandrake linus and that still allows me to choose from the os's that are not there. This is very anoying and I can t get rid of it.


Not in boot.ini
cant find in registry
no more linux files that i can find

HELP
 

A:dual boot with linux

Sounds like you have a lilo still written in the master boot record of your hard drive.

Boot from a Windows XP CD, choose to recover instead of install. Choose the recovery console. Log onto your system in the console, and use these commands

fixmbr
fixboot

reboot and all should be well, post back if its not.
 

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I have a system that has Windows XP and SUSE Linux on it. The only problem is i can not get it to boot into anything other than linux. Help please.
 

A:XP/Linux Dual Boot

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I tried to dual boot XP and Ubuntu linux. however when I installed Linux and tried to boot, it said GRUB loading and then ERROR 21. I also can't boot into XP anymore. how do I boot into any of the operating systems?

I have two harddrives, one I think I left alone, and the other I think I put linux on, but I have absolutely no idea how I partitioned the drives.

I would like to have a small partition of 10-15 GB for linux, but I don't mind just dropping the whole linux Idea and just going with XP which is my main OS.

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Hi - here's the situation. Computer originally had one HD (C drive)with Linux and NT4 on separate partitions. Both were accessible via LILO (which i dont know anything about, except for seeing the LILO boot loader message). I later added a second HD (D drive) with XP. Since this time, i cannot access Linux.

- the machine now loads using the boot.ini on the C drive. from there i can get to either NT4 or XP
- i read about creating a linux.bin file, but cant get into linux. i tried booting off the Red Hat CD (version 6.2) and using the Red Hat rescue mode to do so, but wasnt able to create anything valid with dd if=/dev/hda of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 (there are no hda partitions in the dev directory - maybe because it was using what was on the linux CD, not the hard drive?)

Basically i'd like to be able to add linux to the boot.ini and have it work, but am stuck. Any suggestions most appreciated. i can re-install Linux to the D drive, it has space, but i dont want to risk losing access to XP.. and it seems this should work, since Linux -was- there and working prior to installing XP.

This is my first post here - if it would go better in the LINUX section, please feel free to move it to there.
thanks much--
 

A:Dual boot with Linux on sep. HD

Anytime I've installed a dual boot M$ and Linux mix I've had to install Linux second and use either LILO or GRUB for boot order. What happens if you take out the new hard drive with XP on it?
 

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I have a Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 8.1), and I'm considering setting it up to dual-boot Linux. I just had a look at the HD with Disk Management, and Lenovo has created 6 partitions (C, D, and 4 hidden partitions). Can I get further help here, or is this a situation where I need to go to Lenovo for advice?

A:dual-boot Linux

Do you need direct hardware access? If not and you just want to run Linux, you can always virtualize it. It's much simpler than worrying about bootloaders.

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           How can I install a Linux partition on my laptop so I can use it with the UEFI that currently won't let me boot into it, even though I installed the partition already?

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1) I fear Win7 will no longer be maintained by MS once W10 starts costing $$.
2) I have both, WIN7 (no touch 64bit) and Win8 (with touch 32bit) on 2 computers. I did not like the initial W8 installation requiring a connected MS account and continuous internet connection to use computer. I don't like spies.
3) In view of this situation I am considering Ubuntu Linux version as a second O/S as dual boot.
4) I can not eliminate MS Win, too many of my works requires this MS O/S.

In what order should I do the changes? Pitfalls?
I am fairly experiences and can follow good exact instructions. I try to keep away from Registry.

Thanks.

5) My friend has computer W7. Can not install. Can I remotely install Win10 using Teamviewer 10?
If required I can ask this in a new thread, it makes only sense if it can be done at all.

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I turn off the machine by holding down the power button for more than four seconds. Then, I press the power button and I've tried:1) Pressing F1 (to enter BIOS setup) or F12 (to select boot device) and 10% of the time it will work2) Waiting for the "Lenovo" splash screen and then pressing the key - success rate is about 10% I'm in the middle of clean installing Windows 10 but the install is hosed and it dies during the Windows 10 boot process. When I press the key, the "Fn Lock" on the ESC key is not lit. Help!Thanks. PS: When turning off, the power button flashes seven times. Is there a decoder ring for the # of flashes?

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I want to know how I should go about creating a dual boot so I can test out a few Linux distributions while still having the option to use Windows XP. Is it a different process for different distros? I have my hard drive all set up with a partition ready and waiting for LInux.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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I am wanting to dual boot Linux and Windows XP, I have Both a Linux "Debian" installed hard drive, and a Windows XP hard drive. Both will boot the same motherboard, but only with one plugged in at a time. I want to know how to set up the jumpers for the hard drives, and I want to know the best way to get a option to choose which OS gets loaded.. ( I am more a windows guy, so if you answer in Linux please go slowly..

Thanks

Thomas
 

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Is it possible to make my system into a dual booting XP home/ Linux system I have 30 gigs free, 512RAM.

I don't know much about Linux but would like to learn and I'm just seeing if one can even set up a dual boot system.
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Dual boot XP/Linux system???

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Could someone give suggestions on best distro to install on a G4 emac?
Thanks for any replies.
 

A:Dual Boot Linux on an emac

I believe the G4 eMac is a PPC based machine, not an Intel.

Google for Bootcamp on Mac OS X
 

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HiI'm thinking to buy the YOGA 720 15" but I would be sure that I can install Linux in dual boot with Windows 10.For what I read on the forum seems possible, not easy but possible.I read that it's necessary to change the setting for the Hard Disk from RAID to AHCI.Is there anyone that already installed linux in dual boot with Windows in this machine?My doubts are:1- I have to update the BIOS?2- If I have to update the BIOS could I have problems under Windows?3- The tablet mode is it working well under Linux/GNOME? Thanks

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Has anyone successfully gotten an R13 to dual boot with linux? I've been able to boot from a USB drive and install Kubuntu 15.10 to the SSD but it just reboots up in Windows 10 without showing a grub menu.  Changes to the BIOS boot order don't help. Secure boot and fast boot are turned off. Mike

A:R13 (R7-371T) dual boot with Linux

http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/Dual-Booting/m-p/440821#M69458

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OK, I had to investigate this just recently, so I thought I would share. Here is what to do if you want to add Linux to Vista's boot menu, rather than using Grub in the Master Boot Record.

# Install Vista as normal.

# Install Linux, but install Grub to the bootsector of your / partition (which from now on we will call /dev/sda3) and NOT the MBR (i.e. /dev/sda)

# Boot Linux from the install CD, choose rescue mode.

# From the command prompt in rescue mode, mount your Linux installation partition, i.e.

mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/sysimage

then chroot it:

chroot /mnt/sysimage

reinstall Grub just to make sure that its working OK

/sbin/grub-install /dev/sda3

now, make a file image of the bootsector of /dev/sda3:

dd if=/dev/sda3 of=bootsect.lin bs=512 count=1

copy the bootsect.lin to somewhere you will be able to get it back when in Vista.

# Now, back in Vista

copy bootsect.lin to c:\

open a command prompt with cmd, and do the following:

bcdedit /displayorder {current}

bcdedit /create /d "Linux" /application BOOTSECTOR

(should say something like created entry, it will give it a name, like {cfc90cf0-f718-11db-b281-005056c00008} )

then

bcdedit /set {cfc90cf0-f718-11db-b281-005056c00008} device boot
bcdedit /set {cfc90cf0-f718-11db-b281-005056c00008} PATH \bootsect.lin
bcdedit /displayorder {cfc90cf0-f718-11db-b281-005056c00008} /addlast
bcdedit /timeout 5

# Reboot, Linux is now in the boot menu which if you ... Read more

A:Dual boot Vista and Linux

Thanks. Your work looks useful.
 

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I am trying to instaall Linux onto my one PC which has Windows Media Centre on it.

This machines Pentium 4, 2 GB RAM

every time I try to intall Linux Live

the screen loads I hit English then 2nd option "Install Linux - then freezes right away as in progress bar goes back and forth only a few time. then I get these wierd erros see attached.

I am told I can use VirtualBox but I have no idea how to run it - I set it up but that is about it.

Can anyone please help me please

David
 

A:Help installing Linux / dual boot

IO errors and squashFS errors. Which distro is this? I assume it's a livecd, is it Ubuntu or similar? This is a known problem with LiveCDs and is usually down to an incompatible optical drive/BIOS - there are some workarounds but it does not always work.

First ensure that you haven't got a defective disc and run the CD check from the boot splash screen. If the disc is defective try burning it again at a slower speed. If after trying the above, you're sure the disc is fine, see below:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SquashfsErrors
 

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I want to install linux (any version of it) on my already-win10-installed laptop. But I'm afraid later the driver won't work (e.g. the trackpad won't work, or maybe the keyboard) once I dualboot my laptop with linux.Is it safe to dualboot my laptop with linux? If so, would you please send me a website link with the best walkthrough to make those above happen? Thanks.

A:dual boot windows 10 and linux

Hello Bill468 The HP forum does not support other products / software.But Linux and all the various varieties have a wide community that offers support.You would do best to ask them for help with dual booting. With that said, if you want to test a certain flavor of Linux on your hardware, one way to do so is to create a bootable USB stick with that OS.Here is an example of doing this for Ubuntu...How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu To be able to make the HP laptop boot from the USB stick, you need to make some changes in the bios. Rapidly tap the F10 key when powering on.Arrow over to System Configuration.Look for Secure boot and disable it.If Legacy is offered, enable it.Save and Exit.The system will ask you to enter a code prior to restart.Enter the code shown. It will not show as you type the numbers and this is normal. Restart the PC again and rapidly tap the F9 key to bring up the boot options list.Now you can select your Linux USB drive and boot it.You can try various versions of Linux this way until you find what you like. Hope that helps. Good luck.

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Hello all
I want to install linux along with windows 7 on my Dell studio 15. For this as i have read on the threads that C: drive needs to be shrunk as it is the active partition . And for linux at least 10 GB should be kept as unallocated space . But when i tried to shrink my C: drive then the available space for shrinking is shown to be just 39 MB which is highly insufficient . So , please suggest how to increase this size and install linux on my PC .

Any suggestions are most welcome !!
Thanks in anticipation !!

A:How to dual boot windows7 and Linux ?

i would have just pop in the live CD, and use the installer to shrink the space for linux. i shrink or create the partitions inside windows, i let the installer do it, like in ubuntu, it has a slider that you allocate for how much space you want to give for linux, then it creates the needed partition and installs. its that simple!

can you create a screen shot of your disk management to see what u created. right click on computer and choose manage and then click on the disk management on the left.

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Is there a tutorial here (I didn't find, so maybe in another place there's a good tutorial?) on how to be able to install both Linux and Windows 10 on my laptop's hard drive?
So that when I restart my laptop I will be able to choose from either Windows 10 or Linux?

I did that once with Windows 7, and I remember I had 2 possibilities: Either to be able to choose through a Linux prompt at the startup, or through a Windows prompt. I tried both options. (It was either doing it via a Microsoft boot manager or via Linux boot manager or something like that, I just can't remember)

Hope it's clear enough

**Edit: I remember there was some sort of Linux boot manager if you install Linux AFTER Windows, and if you then delete Linux completely, you had to repair Windows boot loader (Or it was the other way?i.e installing Windows AFTER Linux and then repairing Windows boot loader?)

Thanks!

A:Dual boot Windows with Linux

Load of guides on web eg

How To Install Ubuntu Linux Alongside Windows 10 (UEFI) Everyday Linux User

Main thing is to install Windows 10 first, then Linux.

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I am on a linux computer now, but have just purchased a new HP Envy desktop with windows I installed, I want to load linux mint cinnamon version as a dual boot. I have heard that this is difficult. I tried on the HP Pavilion desktop with Win 7 and could not see a boot screen, only win 7. I now have the HP Envy as stated. I am not sure if I shoud try this or just leave well enough alone. Any comments would be helpful, thanks Kevin
 

A:Win 8 with linux cinnamin dual-boot?

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Hey everyone. I'm wondering how safe it would be to dual boot Linux on this machine (I'm not entirely sure of the distro yet) due to the hidden partition that OneKey works from? Ideally I want to leave that intact, or in the case it was accidentally destroyed have a way to restore it. Furthermore: if I created a recovery disc set via OneKey from Windows, would it backup the hidden partition as well, so that in the event the hidden partition is accidentally destroyed, the hard drive will be reimaged to factory conditions?

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I'm going to install these two operating systems on a single hard drive and want to know the best way to go about doing it with the least amount of problems. I'll be using Red Hat Linux 7.0. Which one should I install first? Do you know of any problems that I should anticipate? Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

A:NT 4 Workstation and Linux dual boot help...

There are some good articles on dual booting on the net. I'd first look at Reuel's documentation on dual booting:

http://www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Also take a search on MS Technet site:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet

Other considerations:

On my multi-boot system I created a c: partition and installed dos 6.22 on it. I made it big enough too act as the shared swap file for each OS. Then installed NT/2000 first then Linux.

Good Luck!

Scully
 

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