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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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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Server /boot partition is filling up, Can i apt-get remove images inbetween the current and the latest?

I have a server which is running ubuntu with automatic security updates, /boot is now nearly full (93%). Below is the output of dpkg -l "linux-image*" ii linux-image-3.2.0-24-generic ...
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how do I do a partition? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Acer aspire one AO756 with a 320GB HDD. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB stick and I want to keep Windows in case I need it for some programs. I have no idea what to ...
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make another partition bootable

So I have my / on an SSD that decided to have a bad sector. I don't know if there a way to copy the data on another partition on an HD that I already have but don't use yet and make it bootable? ...
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Missing operating system single boot Ubuntu on Mac

I wanted to replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu completely so I put the Ubuntu .img on a USB drive and ran it and chose the replace osx option in Ubuntu's install menu. I realize this was a stupid way ...
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choose wrong option during install and lost partitions

i tried ubuntu 13.04 beta in my pc with live dvd. when i wanted to install ubuntu i choose to delete my windows wrongly!. i see the page that we must to select time location and here i realized my ...
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Deleting A non working version of Ubuntu from Kubuntu

I had Ubuntu 12.10 to replace Easy-Peasy, however some packages broke and the screen would come up blank after booting/BIOS, I installed a dual boot of Ubuntu 12.10 which works and switched to the KDE ...
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Need to expand /boot partition but not sure if I can

So I've been having some trouble installing updates lately because my boot partition has run out of space. I did some research to try and find the best way to expand the partition, but after looking ...
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Accidentally deleted all partitions, how can I restore the operating systems? [duplicate]

Hi guys I installed ubuntu 12.04 (x32) on my system and then side by side I had my windows7 ultimate(x64) running aswell (dual boot). Last week for some reason I started getting a blue screen crash ...
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I can't log in into my PC, shows grub rescue instead

I have Windows 7, Windows8, and Ubuntu installed. Now, when I turn on my PC, it doesn't start and it shows "Grub rescue". All that I could find is my Linux partition where I can find the boot files ...
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Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I already installed Ubuntu on my Laptop -it is an Hp1000 Notebook PC with windows 8 on it so i installed ubuntu alongside windows 8- I went through all the installation process and it displayed a ...
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Why are FAT partitions not automounted?

I see this happen in Ubuntu 12.04. When I plug an SD card which contains boot and rootfs partitions, only the rootfs gets automounted but not the boot. The only difference between these two is that ...
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The windows installation tool ( WINE )

If I use the tool on the hard drive where windows is installed will it damage the windows OS or will it create a new partition ?
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window 8 installation with already using dual boot window 7 and ubuntu

i am already using windows7 and ubuntu as a dual boot with EasyBCD software. now i have a another seperate drive for windows 8 installation. ( i try to directly installation in different drive but ...
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How do I make space in /boot/?

I have /boot/ on a separate partition from /, and /boot/ is 98% full. How do I make more space on it?
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Why can't I Resize/Move in GParted?

I have a 12.04 LTS system running on my PC with a 320 GB hard drive. Unfortunately, I need to use Windows 7 in my lab. I tried doing this using a virtual machine (VirtualBox and VMware) but it was ...
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installing ubuntu in a predefined partition

my 500 gb hdd has 5 partition. 4 among of them are of NTFS file system and partially occupied with data. another partition where i want to install ubuntu is of 52 gb. now i want to know in which file ...
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Kernel Panic While installing Ubuntu 12.04 from burnt CD

I'm having problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on my laptop. I once had it installed on my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, but LightDM got weird so I was forced to erase the ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 if I didn't create logical partitions?

So this problem may sound familiar to a dozen other questions like these but I still haven't found an answer to mine in particular. When I installed Ubuntu I thought that when choosing to install it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 Installation problems (boot-up/partition)

After Windows cleanup, defrag and creating a partition of unallocated free space from c: drive; started out with 3 partitions: Windows Storage 200MB Windows OS 162GB Windows Recovery 13GB with about ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be selected as boot device?

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bits) on an Asus S405CM-WX117H laptop (similar to this one) which features a 24GB SSD drive and a regular 500GB hard drive. I placed the / (ext4) root file ...
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Accidentally deleted Ubuntu partition. Now Grub Rescue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wiped Ubuntu files, bootloader still there, how can I remove it and restore Windows? I am in desperate need of assistance. I originally had two partitions on my hard ...
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System in low graphics, deleted linux, grub rescue, can't access windows

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but I managed to install it with no big problems on both my desktop and netbook. When I installed it on my brother's netbook everything went horribly wrong and now I fear ...
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How to move ubuntu 12.04 on another drive

How I can move my ubuntu on another drive? I know about clonezilla but problem is that destination drive is smaller the source one. Gparted can't copy-paste partition if destination not the end last ...
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How to recover the Windows 7 partition in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my machine, and after trying to mount and unmount a SD card, my Windows 7 "has hidden him self", When i power on the computer,i can enter the Grub and choose ...
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How much space I should use for Ubuntu? Which partitions?

I have a few questions regarding installation. I have a 500g HD on my laptop. I dont intend on dual-booting on this thing. I intend you use it for development. I decided to get back into programming ...
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Is there a way to install Windows 8 as a dual-boot starting with Ubuntu?

Is a way to dual-boot With Ubuntu and windows 8 with going from Ubuntu? I'm kind of stumped, I tried to do it earlier and it overwrote the grub so, I had to go in a live disc and fix the grub from ...
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Hard Disk Partitioning during 12.04 Install

Attempting to install 12.04 LTS on the following system: Mainboard: MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330 v3.0) VIA KT133A Chipset Processor: AMD Athlon 1300 Mhz HDD: WD EIDE 160Gb LBA Single partition ...
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How to choose between 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu using a bootloader?

Alright, so on an external hard drive, I plan to make multiple Ubuntu installations. As some computers do not mesh well with trying to use a different hierarchy as far as I can understand, how can I ...
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What Partition of HDD should Ubuntu be installed?

Does installation of Ubuntu from WUBI require another partition for loading? If it loads on C: then is it and OS Environment only? Kindly explain. Should it be a Primary Partition only? As I ...
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10.04 server won't boot off latest kernel

I'm maintaining a 10.04 server that is still booting off of the 2.6.32-28 kernel even though a bunch of later kernels are available. My best guess is that the immediately following version was purged ...
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How to repair partition table?

I have a dual boot computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu on it. Recently, i was working in Windows7 and my flash had crashed, the computer rebooted to Error: Partition not found. Grub Rescue> I ...
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Moving /boot to a separate partition

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a partition with BTRFS as its file system, but it appears that grub2 seems to have some issues with that file system. For some reason it takes it very long time to boot ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted [duplicate]

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 along on separate partition. After a few days I mistakenly deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now I every time I start my laptop it ...
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Partitioning a hard drive before install

I have a new ASUS laptop that I got from the university. The guys at the computing centre recieved it before me, erased the hard disk, and installed all their crappy software (Novel, outlook, and the ...
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Can I recreate a destroyed /boot without reinstalling?

I was experimenting with an idea and /boot was put on the first 256MB of a 1GB flash drive. Windows destroyed the whole scheme when trying to add an NTFS partition after it in the unallocated space. ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot installation failed

I basically used a LIVEusb I had made of Ubuntu 12.04 to try and dual boot both OS'. but it crashed at the partitioning stage and now Windows 7 won't boot. g Parted shows the same partitions that ...
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Problem in multi booting Ubuntu 12.04 with existing Windows XP, 7 and 8 in 500GB HDD with 5 Partitions

Here's my case. I have 500GB HDD with 5 Partitions with XP, Windows7 and Windows8 RP in the first three. As per one of the instruction I've seen in this forum, I did shrink my 4th Partition to ...
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secure is Installation of ubuntu or should be dual with windows?

I have used ubuntu for almost 6 months full time at home while using windows for almost 6 years,so I previously used ubuntu on separate hard drive while I have one attached hard drive with partitions ...
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Is there a tool to make partition bootable?

I tried Windows 8 Consumer Preview a couple months ago and it wiped out my partition table... or the boot information. So now the machine cannot boot to anything at all. Is there Ubuntu tools or ...
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VFS: Cannot open root device [UUID] or unknown-block(0,0) / Kernel panic not syncinc VFS

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 x86-64 in Virtual Box. While shutting down the last time the system ran normally, it seemed to have hung up, so I just killed the system. When I wanted to boot it again, ...
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Partition not showing in dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc (grub2) menu

I am trying to install grub boot loader on a partition /dev/sda3 (ext3 formatted), but it is not showing as an option when I run dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc. My details are: I have a dual boot system ...
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Expert help needed due to an insidious trap when triple booting OS/W7/Ubuntu… which I fell into

This was going to be my first Ubuntu install, aiming to triple boot from a Mac Book Air OS, W7 and Ubuntu. I used USB sticks for both the W7 and Ubuntu. After successfully partitioning using OS (it is ...
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Question regarding partitions

Hey guys, I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 7 OS. I'm trying to add an extended partition for the ext4 partition and the linux-swap partition, but I already have four primary ...
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How to create a windows to Ubuntu partition file

I recently downloaded Ubuntu and running it as a dual-boot along side my Windows vista OS. I like Ubuntu very much and it is just what I'm looking for in an operating system, but, I can't seem to ...
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How do I install Windows 7 from an iso file on a separate partition from Ubuntu?

I have already installed Ubuntu on my computer's hard drive. But I want to create a second partition that runs Windows 7. My computer cannot read DVD's (it's that old) so I have the Windows 7 iso file ...
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Reinstall of Ubuntu 11.10 failed and partitions nor hard disk not being recognized

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed on my Samsung R519. It was working fine and I also had cinammon desktop and KDE installed, but eventually settled with KDE. I had my hard drive partitioned in 3 parts i ...
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dual boot-ubuntu and windows partition problem

i just bought a laptop with ubuntu pre-installed.Because my linux skills are not good at all i prefer to have both OS on my computer.My trouble is:when i try to boot the windows installer, i always ...
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why is dpkg configuration running out of space on ubuntu 10.04 when there is space available?

I have 7Gb available but... ~ # dpkg --configure -a Setting up linux-image-2.6.32-31-generic-pae (2.6.32-31.61) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-31-generic-pae ...
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fdisk shows overlapping partitions

At every boot to start Ubuntu, a partition gets re-mounted more than 1 times, sometimes causing very long boots. Example below: > dmesg ... [ 21.472020] EXT4-fs (sda5): re-mounted. Opts: ...