[Solved] Mint won't dual-boot Windows

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[Solved] Mint won't dual-boot Windows

Post by Aily »


This may be a trivial issue, but since English isn't my native language, I have problem finding a solution when I google. I may use the wrong words when I do the search.

I decided to re-install both Linux Mint and Windows, to move around my partitions a bit. I started with installing Windows 10 on a partition on a disk other than the SSD-disk where I installed Linux Mint.

Thing is, it won't dual-boat. Mint start without question. I've done this before, but I can't remember having this problem.

The disk with Mint have /boot and /root. Windows is on a partition on the second disk and /home on a third disk alone.

This suddenly felt very messy, but I hope someone understand what my problem is and are able to help me solve it.

Thank you for your time.

The drives' boot-order were wrong in BIOS.
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Re: Mint won't dual-boot Windows

Post by vansloneker »

My guess is, Windows is not in the boot manager. An easy way to solve this is via Grub Customizer. You can install it as described here http://tipsonubuntu.com/2016/10/15/inst ... ntu-16-10/

Ever easier is pressing the boot menu button of your computer during boot and selecting the preferred disc. Since your computer brand and type isn't named I can't tell you what button calls the boot menu but usually you can find it in the user manual.
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