Dual Boot Linux And Remix OS

Hi, below is a detailed tutorial on how to dual boot any Linux distro with Remix OS and a link to download it if you haven’t yet. Check out a quick review of Remix OS Review here to throw more light on what Remix OS is about, as always please read with rapt attention and apply very carefully to prevent data loss or something worse. That said, let’s get dual booting.

Software Pen is not responsible for what you will be doing to your devices, you do at your own risk and terms. But we will definitely help you in case of trouble

– PC running Linux
– Remix OS ISO (Download here)
– Grub Customizer


Create a directory called “remix” and sub directory called “data” in the root partition, input the code below to make directory via into terminal;

sudo mkdir -p /remix/data


2.  Extract the downloaded Remix OS zip and open the ISO in the extracted zip with archive manager, keep it opened.

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Archive manager

Open the remix folder you created with root permission, input the code below to open with root rights via terminal. Choose in accordance to your installed distro.

Code for Ubuntu and fedora:
sudo nautilus /remix


Code for Mint [ Cinnamon= nemo, Mint KDE= dolphin, Mint Mate= caja, Mint Xfce= thunar ]:

sudo nemo /remix
sudo dolphin /remix
sudo caja /remix
sudo thunar /remix


Code for Arch:
sudo pcmanfm /remix

When the folder opens(in root mode), copy the four blue highlighted files below from the archive manager to the remix folder

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Copy the blue highlighted files

initrd.img, kernel, ramdisk.img, system.sfs

3.  Grub Customizer, is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menu entries. Grub Customizer can be downloaded through Software Center or terminal. Search Grub Customizer through in Software Center and downloaded it, input the code below to download through terminal according to your distro.

Code ubuntu and mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer


Code for fedora:
sudo dnf install -y grub-customizer
sudo grub-customizer


Code for Solus:
sudo eopkg it grub-customizer

4.  After install, launch Grub Customizer through app list or open it in terminal by inputting,

sudo grub-customizer

its interface will open, then press the add new button and type in the name,type and carefully copy and paste the boot sequence below into where it’s required, follow the procedure in the screenshots below.

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Add new button

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Enter in the name, type and boot sequence


Boot sequence:
insmod part_gptsearch –file –no-floppy –set=root /remix/system.sfslinux /remix/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive CMDLINEinitrd /remix/initrd.img

5.  Press OK when done, you will notice Remix OS in the list of configuration. Use the arrow key to move it upwards and place it below your current OS.

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List of configuration

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Move up arrow key

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Remix OS below current OS

6.  Open the General settings and change “boot default entry after” from 5 to 10 seconds and make sure everything under “Visibility” is ticked.

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General settings

Now press on the save button, exit and reboot after it’s done saving.
At grub menu, select Remix OS and enjoy.

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Save button

Tip: at grub menu, it’ll boot into your main OS if you don’t select any OS after 10secs.

Give feedback on problems or success in the comment section below, we love to get feedback’s. Thank you.


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