dual-boot between Windows and Deepin

This page will help you implement the dual-boot con dos sistemas operativos. Cuando instalas Deepin, puedes conservar las particiones y el startbesideWindows.

Recommendations for dual boot

Deepin after installing Windows

If you want to use Deepin as a secondary system without erasing the hard drive it is by Deepin Windows Installer. Be sure to create two partitions "/ Home" (for documents) And "/" (for the system). If you do not start, try editing the Boot Menu.


To learn more about how are partitions on GNU / Linux, and their differences, visit documentation for formatting partitions.

Make backup important data and keep it in a separate hard drive. In Deepin have a application support.


Check if you have installed Deepin packages corresponding with the help of a package manager as Synaptic.

  • After installing Deepin you have preinstalled shim, Responsible for running low Secure Boot. Do not delete it.
  • Check if the GRUB It is correctly configured. In the terminal you can update with sudo update grub.

Transferiencia between discs and Documents

Two keys to transfer files between Windows and Deepin points:

  • Deepin using file manager integrated (analogous to "Windows Explorer").
  • If you use the letters of the alphabet as "C" or "D" in Deepin uses "sda1", "sda2" as the ID of the drive in Windows ...
  • To start using mounting points Deepin / (Main) and /home (user folder). The latter is similar to the Library in Windows 7 and contains subfolders as Documents, Pictures, Downloads, among others.
  • You can check with GParted to manage partitions as you would in Microsoft Windows.

common problems

  • If Deepin fails to read Windows partitions:
    • Deepin uses EXT4 partitions while Windows uses NTFS. Therefore, some advanced operations differ in those operating systems.
    • If you restart Windows incorrectly with the quick start, the partitions would be blocked. One solution is to uncheck "Quick Start Enable (Recommended)"Setting off in the Control Panel.
    • Another solution is to create a shared FAT partition to store files up to 4 GB.
  • If Deepin not start:
    • One of your partitions could be damaged. By displaying the screen with pure text, use the tool fsck and executes'fsck / dev / sdXX -y', for now check and repair any damage.
    • Check if any Windows application is modifying partitions Deepin.
  • If Windows does not start:
    • Investigates an irregularity, there are certain possibilities of failures occur in the boot drive.
    • Check if GRUB is damaged, more details this page.

further reading

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