Questions about boot-partitions (/boot) in Ubuntu system. Ubuntu may have /boot directory under the system root partition/directory or it could have a different partition of its own.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
5 views

Grub rescue errors running insmod

Heres the situation: I had windows 10 and ubuntu on different partitions on one harddrive and booted into either of them. I removed the linux partition and merged the unallocated space with the ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Dual boot Ubuntu(latest) and Windows 10 on Msi H170M Pro-Vdh using Msi Click Bios 5

I have recently installed Ubuntu on additional partitions on my secondary hard disk. The installation seems to have worked, but I can't find a way to actually boot to Ubuntu. Arranging the boot order ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

analyzing Testdisk output while trying recovering Win 8 (partitions)

After Ubuntu installation Windows (on Dell Venue Pro 11 with Win 8 preinstalled) does no longer boot. That's what I did before-> I booted Ubuntu from a usb stick, I created a partition in the same ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

What are /dev/mmcblk0boot0 mmcblk0rpmb

I accidentally zeroed out some block devices which are not the paritions showing up in GParted? What do these do? This device is eMMC disk, an analog of SSD. Not external SD card. /dev/mmcblk0boot0 /...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Cannot add partitions when installing Ubuntu 16.04

When I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 as a dual boot alongside Windows 7 I cannot add partitions. Maybe there are too many disks. Disk Management Windows 7
-4
votes
0answers
31 views

/boot partition too small

I get messages saying that the boot partition is too small and it's not able to perform updates. How can I enlarge the boot partition in an easy way? Is there any solution without using sudo. Isn't ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Ubuntu 14.04: Boot Repair is not working (No Boot Menu)

I installed Windows 8 first and then Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Ubuntu 14.04, there was no boot menu, so I booted a live USB and used recommended repairs on boot-repair but there is still no boot ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

clone/ move primary boot patition to a bigger partition on same disk

Got a 512 GB SSD. Had windows. Put ubuntu but on a 18GB patition. Struggled to get android studio to work (not even sure which steps finally let me connect my phone). Realized I have a 40 Gb ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Installing on a computer with existing partitions

I have a Acer PC running Windows 10 The laptop has three partitions: C, D and E. If I install Ubuntu, I want it to install in C drive and not erase the data on the other two drives. It is OK for ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Can I safely resize the boot partition?

After installing Ubuntu 16.04, the install procedure laid out my hard drive with the following partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ... /dev/sda2 237M ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Partition keeps switching to read only

For the past week my server has been having issues where the boot partition is switching to read only mode. I managed to boot into rescue mode and to check the partitions fsck.ext4 -n /dev/sda1 ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Ubuntu partition with windows 10 “windows failed to start”

Currently having a nightmare dealing with this. I installed ubuntu via usb alongside windows 10 (upgraded from windows 8). When I select Windows 8 option in Grub get a: "Windows failed to start. A ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Ubuntu killed Window volume. How to reinstall window from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Ubuntu killed Window partition Hey guys, I have this trouble. At first my Lap has Ubuntu and Window. But the grub has crashed and the best way to save it was backup data and reinstall OS. I chose to ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

How to permanently fix small boot partitions

some Ubuntu versions on some machines setup way to small boot partitions (100M-200M). These get filled by new kernel updates and can lead to failing updates. I encountered this problem on default ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Can I install Ubuntu on logical partition under an extended partition while triple booting windows, Ubuntu and Kali Linux?

I am triple booting windows 10, Ubuntu and Kali Linux. So is it possible to install Ubuntu and Kali Linux on logical partitions under extended partitions or will it not work without primary partition.
0
votes
0answers
113 views

Partitioning scheme for Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 triple boot?

I want to triple boot Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop with 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. What partition scheme should I use? Given the fact that I need one 500 GB NTFS partition ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Dual boot Ubuntu with windows10

I've a old laptop with 500 GiB SATA HDD (blank) and 4GiB RAM. And I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 10. By giving 50 GiB for Windows and remaining to Linux. I've setup a 50GiB NTFS for ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

USB installation interrupted, now nothing

I put a brand new blank SSD in my old work Dell laptop that I got to buy sans hard drive at its end of life, so there's nothing at all on it. Booted from a thumb drive made with Ubuntu 14.04.4 and ...
0
votes
2answers
116 views

How do I partition my system so that my SSD houses ONLY the Ubuntu OS and will allow ONLY the Ubuntu OS to reside there?

I just built a new computer. I have a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. For speed and lack of clutter, I want my OS to be the only thing inhabiting my 128GB SSD. I want to allow only Ubuntu itself to be able ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

ubuntu installer 14.04 not recognizing windows un allocated space

I have been struggling for a few days now to install ubuntu via dual boot with Windows 7 on my laptop. I have successfully installed ubuntu on USB and able to boot from USB. Once I enter the live CD ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Resized Primary Partition, Filesystem Size Not Updating

I moved and resized by /boot primary partition using gparted. sudo parted /dev/sda print Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 256MB 255MB primary ext2 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Win 8.1 UEFI + External HDD Ubuntu - Bootloader directory

I would like to install Ubuntu 14 on an external Drive for use alongside my UEFI Windows 8.1 System, however I am unsure of where exactly to install GRUB. The external hard drive Im using is also ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How to free up space in /boot when there are no extra kernals

I need to free up space in /boot but a lot of functionality is limited on my computer because /boot is so full! I tried deleting old kernals but I don't have any. I also tried removing things with apt-...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

partition table

I am trying to install ubuntu on a pc which has a Windows 7 with a main partition and a recovery partition plus 2 small loader partitions. How do I create a new partition from within the install ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Problems with the “set root/prefix” method in GRUB-rescue

I know there exists plenty of information on the topic, but I still have problems after tinkering for 2 days. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as DUAL BOOT to my existing Windows XP SP3 Installation. ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Enabling OVMF support when building XEN

I am compiling Xen from source and I need to have UEFI support enabled while doing so. I need to run 3 guest OS on my hypervisor and for that I have partitioned my drive (1 TB) into 250M EFI /boot ...
0
votes
1answer
184 views

windows 7 with deep freeze bypass from ubuntu why? [closed]

why I can bypass deep Freeze by logging in windows partition from Ubuntu and edit what I want is it freeze. I just go to the windows partition file system, then I go to desktop and edit any file I ...
0
votes
3answers
105 views

Ubuntu does not recognize partition with EFI (Windows 8.1 installed on this partition)

Good afternoon everyone ! I install Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf next to Windows 8.1. But did not show the option to install next to the windows. So I went to partition manually. Installed Ubuntu ext4 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Installing Ubuntu from a partition on internal drive

I am about to install Ubuntu on my new laptop, but I don't have access to a USB drive of any sort and it doesn't have an optical drive. Would it be possible to boot into the Ubuntu installer if I save ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Accidentally deleted efi partition

So, I really screwed things up... Long story short, I deleted my windows 8.1 efi partition and now cannot boot into windows. Furthermore, I don't even have an efi partition left to create a linux ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Partition recognized as unusable during ubuntu installation

I want to dual boot windows 7 with ubuntu but during installing ubuntu shows the partition i created for ubuntu in windows as unusable.Basically i have 3 partition and one system reserved. Partition ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Boot folder is almost full, how to give it more space? [duplicate]

My boot folder or whatever it is dev/sda1/boot only has about 300mb of memory and it's about full. I'm not sure why it has so little memory. I have a toshiba laptop and removed the windows and ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

I can not boot Ubuntu after unsuccessfull attempt to resize LVM partition.

I was using Logical Volume Management to reize the poartition. After few unsucessfull attempts program crushed and it messed up my partitions. I was able to boot system using recovery mode but SUDO ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

How repairing partition table after having chosen the Windows Recovery process from Grub

I am new here… So perhaps I am not respecting all the rules about the way the questions must be asked. If so, forgive me:) My issue is the consequence of several issues. For a while, I have had a ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Ubuntu on 2 different disks

I'm trying to setup a Linux server, I did this configuration: The purpose of this server is the following: I will install VirtualBox on it in order to run about 10 VMs. This is why I gave 350 GB to ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Making partitions visible. Doesn't boot

I can't see partitions I make on my external HDD when I boot, after making changes with GParted and even the installer (from live USB). I think I did the configuration right as I set up the space for ...
0
votes
1answer
622 views

Seagate hard drive not detected by ubuntu

My 500 GB seagate hard drive not detected by [ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386]. History: Earlier I was getting blue screen 4/5 times. I used to restart the computer and do my work as usual. But last ...
-1
votes
1answer
30 views

Brief Installation

I am using windows since i got into computers, so i thought Ubuntu would replace my interests in computer programming. Now i think its time to install Ubuntu (only) on my laptop. I have no idea about ...
0
votes
1answer
371 views

Install GRUB(2?) to PBR or MBR? (Intend to chainload Lubuntu from Syslinux/ISOlinux)

I have installed Fatdog64 on a re-purposed laptop, and am trying to install Lubuntu alongside Fatdog in a multiboot setup. However, the Fatdog install is not recognized by the Ubuntu Minimal installer,...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

Resize root Partition that is lvm'ed

I know this question has been asked many times, but I'm having a hard time figuring this out. I have a partition that is lvm'ed and I'm trying to increase it's size. This is on a VM machine, I first ...
0
votes
2answers
591 views

Gave up waiting for root device. Fresh Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I really hope somebody can help me. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 16GB msata and a 1TB HDD. My goal is to mount the root filesystem on the msata drive (os, apps, and boot) for good load times and mount ...
0
votes
2answers
147 views

Deleted Windows installed partition and also the System Partition

I had dual boot on my laptop Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.0.2 and than i decided to remove windows completely and i booted from usb and removed widows partition and also the system Partition which was the ...
0
votes
1answer
983 views

Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

How to install Windows 8 next to Ubuntu?

I've installed Ubuntu and now I want to install Windows 8. I've already done restoring of grub from the terminal, but now I dont know what to do. What should I do to install Windows? Please tell me ...
2
votes
1answer
352 views

Why is /boot so small?

I recently had the warning that /boot was running out of space and I found this solution. Having rebooted and confirmed that I didn't fubar my system, I'm looking at why it happened in the first place?...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Canonical Partners update problem

I enabled canonical partners in software&updates and when it updated it saved everything into /boot partition which has only ~200MB and I can't see the partition now but remember making it when ...
0
votes
2answers
96 views

Remove kernel images [duplicate]

I need to free up some space in the /boot partition. Looking in another [thread][1] I found I should use sudo dpkg --list 'linux-image*' to locate and sudo apt-get remove linux-image-VERSION to ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

No Such Partitions

I have a Problem I cant access Ubuntu I am New to Ubuntu when I boot my computer I get no such partitions on grub rescue I have not delete any files I accidentally change my partitions.
0
votes
1answer
487 views

Primary VS. Logical Types When Using Manual Partitioning At Ubuntu Installation

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I apologize beforehand if my terminology is incorrect. I'm constantly learning new things with all of this! I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 (I believe.) LTS. I read very ...
0
votes
2answers
286 views

Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...