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How do I make a partition bootable?


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#1 ayeron911

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:27 PM

It won't let me mark as active in the disk manager. And I need to make it bootable so I can dual boot. Do I need special permissions to make the other partition bootable?

I asked the same thing in the wrong part of the forum. I realized it was a Windows 10 thing(I hope)

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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:39 PM

Not sure how it works within W10, I know within W7 there can only be one OS partition marked Active at a time.  And, I have never dual-booted, I know next to nothing about dual-booting.  However, this I know:  Acronis Disk Manager, or anything similar, that can be externally booted has the power to mark any OS partition as Active.  Because you are dual-booting, ADM or the similar others possibly will "know" what you want and will know how to do what you want.


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#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:59 PM

RolandJS is correct that only one partition on a disk can be marked as active. The active partition would have a boot loader that would give you a choice between OS's on a dual boot computer. The bootloader on the active partition needs to be edited to include the other OS partition. This can be done with EasyBCD but I don't have much experience with it. Read the documentation first. It is free for non-commercial use.



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:21 PM

Thank you very much. That cleared up a lot.




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