[info] Windows 10 dual boot

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by emet, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. emet

    emet MDL Novice

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    Hello folks,

    Does someone tried running Windows 10 on dual boot with Linux (Kubuntu) and experienced some issues while starting anyone of the operating systems? Does Windows 10 behaves well as dual boot OS?

    Thanks
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  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Are we talking desktop or laptop.

    For me the only good dual boot is each OS on it's own drive. Then selecting the chosen drive (OS) at boot.
     
  3. emet

    emet MDL Novice

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    @tnx Thanks for your answer.
    I understand that this is the best way of running two OS on the same machine, but I need to run Windows10/Kubuntu on one hdd separated on two partition's.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    There is a boot software which is meant to be pretty good.
    For the life in me I can not remember its name.

    Ecboot or summet like it.

    It gets installed onto your OS's. Booth I think then it adds a selector at boot to easily choose one.

    Somebody will know its real name.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Remembered

    EasyBCD !
     
  6. emet

    emet MDL Novice

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    I just need an someones experience for running Windows10/Linux Kubuntu as dual boot OS.
    I don't want to use some software for that.
     
  7. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Senior Member

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    Easybcd/win10.vhd will allow for dual boot windows/linux. :)
     
  8. emet

    emet MDL Novice

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    #8 emet, Aug 11, 2015
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    I think that it is clear on the thread that I am searching for experience without using software solutions.
    Thanks
     
  9. Skaendo

    Skaendo MDL Addicted

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    #9 Skaendo, Aug 11, 2015
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    Dual booting Windows 10 and Linux distros will work as it always has. But if you install Windows after you install Linux you will have to repair/reinstall your Linux bootloader (Grub, LiLo, etc.) since Windows will overwrite it.
     
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  10. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Just dive in then and test it out for yourself.
    Then report back to us telling how easy or not it is.
     
  11. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    >Expecting Windows to support Linux bootloader stuff
    Cmon, man. Get real.
     
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    Ahsan MDL Member

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    Windows 10 is behaving erratic on dual boot with windows 8.1 with both os on different primary gpt partitions. The gui based dual menu is no longer available ....
     
  13. emet

    emet MDL Novice

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    Thanks again but I said that I need an experience from someone and please leave some space for somebody else can make contribution on the thread!
     
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    #14 tnx, Aug 11, 2015
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  15. emet

    emet MDL Novice

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    Please don't try... I need information if someone has already done it!
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Sorry..

    I feel the need to try this out myself..
     
  17. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Not if you are smart.

    Just install the linux bootloader on its own partition, not the mbr, then add it to the windows bootloader manually or using easybcd.

    That's all.

    The linux item will be selectable from the windows bootloader (and from the windows control panel), and the item will survive to any operation made to win 10

    Not enough, in case of emergency (say windows bootloader corrupted), just make active the linux partition and it will boot w/o any problem.
     
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    So you say put the Linux bootloader on its own partition.

    Say I have a 120 gig drive and I want to partition for Win 10 and Linux. Would I make 3 partitions,
    100 gig = Win 10
    18 gig = Linux
    2 gig = Linux bootloader

    Or
    100 gig = Win 10
    20 gig = Linux and this is where the Linux bootloader lives
     
  19. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Senior Member

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    The tools are already built into both OS's which happen to be software by nature. Easybcd is just a fancy gui frontend for Windows built in BCD with a few options for those *nix fanboys out there. Not sure how to achieve such a goal without using software in some capacity. Good luck.

    ~MC
     
  20. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    There isn't a perfect answer to that question.

    A single partition is simpler and less confusing.

    But a separate boot partition is mandatory if you want to experiment with filesystems unsupported by grub (say, the last time I checked the great F2FS, was unsupported).

    Hence the boot partition would be formatted with a common FS (ext2/3/4 for example), and the system partition would be formatted with the FS you want experiment with.
     
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