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.

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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Invalid partition table after ubuntu installation

I got a laptop which had a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7, I only wanted to have ubuntu on it and remove all the data of the previous owner so I chose to reinstall Ubuntu on the whole disk, now ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“The volume boot has only 9,6MB disk space remaining” [duplicate]

My media center runs Ubuntu with a 128GB SSD plus a 3TB HDD. When I turned on the projector today, I was greeted by this warning. How can I fix this? I know my may around Ubuntu as a user and I can ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Difference between “bootable flag” and /boot mount point

In partition table, we can give /boot as mount point. But we can, too, toggle bootable flag. What's difference between those two?
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Help! Need To Recover Partitions

Ok, I will describe each & every step I performed. First the problem: A few days ago, my laptop refused to boot. It showed me automatic repair, but the repair was unable to solve the problem. So ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on the same partition? [duplicate]

I have a dell inspiron 1525, and it has already installed Windows 7. The problem is that the disk can't be partitioned, and I wanted to install ubuntu without uninstalling Windows 7. Is it possible ...
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Dual booting; Boot drive

I am about to buy a laptop with a 128GB msata (upgrade possible) and a 1TB hdd. My question is if i partition the msata 64/64 (win 8/ubuntu) and split the hdd in half as the storage for the 2 ...
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Boot is full (no prior solutions helped)

I have already seen that this page as well as the ubuntu forum itself has quite some similar questions, but none of the solutions has helped me yet, so I'll try it here as well: The general problem ...
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Accidentaly formatted boot partition

I accidentally formatted the partition that contained the GRUB loader, so I cannot boot into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Background to the saga: I have an iMac with OSX and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed side by ...
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How to Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8?

I have a HP Pavillion Sleekbook Touchsmart PC with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. I want to dual boot Windows 8(which came preloaded) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are 4 partitions of the hard drive as ...
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edit grub2 to boot other partition

I was running out of space on my primary partition that I had originally set to 30gb (I know, rookie mistake), but it was at the end of the disk so a resize operation would be more data loss prone ...
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Installed Proprietary AMD Graphics Drivers from Settings, Rebooted, and Display Always Turns Off After Decrypting Partitions on Boot Screen

I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 on my system, fiddled around a bit until I was comfortable with the system, and then went to the Settings window and elected to installed the proprietary AMD ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 13.10

I want to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10, but when I choose installation type it says: There is no recognized operating systems on my computer. So basically my options are either erase disc ...
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How do I know how much disk space is free/used on my boot partition? [duplicate]

I'm going to drop files to my boot partition. Which console command should I use to figure out how much space is free/total there?