How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux

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  1. Posts : 20
    windows 10 pro
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    How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux


    Hi
    My windows 10 system boots directly from windows 10 C drive. Usually windows 10 boots from a small boot (500 mb) partition but I moved the partition to C drive using macrium reflect boot repair. When I install linux it wont boot since there is no boot partition anymore. How can I restore boot partition . I install linux but it wont boot . The system directly boots to windows. Grub wont show up.
    I tried making a partition and using macrium reflect again but this wont work.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #2

    Open disk management > by default some columns are compressed > widen each Status and Volume > make sure the contents within the parenthesis are in full view and that none of the characters are cutoff > view disk 0 > widen this row as needed so that all of the characters are in full view > post an image into the thread
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...creenshot.html

    Download and install Minitool Partition Wizard > click launch > post an image of the results into this thread
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download
    MiniTool Portable Partition Magic Brings Easier Disk Management


    Run:

    Tuneup.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.


    DiskParInfo.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.
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  3. Posts : 20
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux-pano01.jpg
    This is translations of terms
    Sağlam: Healthy
    Mantıksal sürücü :Logical Drive
    Sistem: System
    Etkin : Active
    Birincil Bölüm : Primary Partition
    Önyükleme : Boot
    Disk Belleği Dosyası : Pagefile
    Kilitlenme Bilgisi : Crash Dump
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  4. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    Please change the default language to English during the troubleshooting:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
    Change Display Language in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 20
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Here is another output

    How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux-pano02.jpg
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  6. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #6

    Please continue with the earlier steps.

    Heading to bed. Will catch up with you later in the day.
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  7. Posts : 4,079
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #7

    All your drives are MBR and the Windows is on a Legacy-MBR drive
    I can't see why you can't install Linux.
    - If you install Linux on same drive than Windows, a Linux (ext4) and a Linux swap partition will be created and a Linux boot loader (Grub) will be the master boot loader for Linux and Windows. When you boot, Grub will ask witch OS you want to load (Linux or Windows)
    - If you install on another drive than Windows, a Linux (ext4) and a Linux swap partition will be created and a Linux boot loader (Grub) will be installed as master boot loader only for Linux. This is my recommendation as Windows and Linux will be in their own drive. To boot a different OS than the default, during post you launch the boot menu and choose the one that you want.

    I think you already have the second option on the first drive.
    To boot Linux launch the boot menu (or change the boot priority on BIOS to the first drive).
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  8. Posts : 17,358
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    zxvadsf said:
    Here is another output

    How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux-pano02.jpg
    bcdboot C:\Windows /s E: /f BIOS

    That will set up the boot files for Windows on E: drive. You will need to change your boot priorities in BIOS to boot from disk 4 first. Note: MiniTool starts disk numbering at 1, but Windows starts disk numbering at 0. So in BIOS you might have disks numbered 0-3 instead of 1-4.
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  9. Posts : 4,079
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #9

    zxvadsf said:
    I install linux but it wont boot . The system directly boots to windows. Grub wont show up.
    Thanks.


    NavyLCDR,


    OP can boot windows, what he can't do is boot Linux.
    I think all he has to do is to boot from the first drive (where he has Linux Mint).
    Last edited by Megahertz; 14 Mar 2021 at 17:58.
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  10. Posts : 39,994
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    When available please post script results for post #2.
    If there are any problems running the scripts please post error messages/ codes.
    Manual commands are also available.
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