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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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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use and effects of “/media” partion [closed]

hello everyone i want to install ubuntu but the "/media" partition wich is used to comunicate with windows comes everytime on my mind cause i read it can reduce your memory flexibility i would like to ...
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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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Ubuntu Does Not Boot [closed]

I tried to upgrade Ubuntu to 12.04.1, but in the middle of the upgrade, something got borked, and now Ubuntu won't boot. When I try to run recovery mode, it says "Loading inital ramdisk" I'm ...
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Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash

I did a dumb thing... I forgot that Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) switched to GRUB 2 which puts a ton of *.mod files (kernel modules) in /boot/grub. I thought they were soundtrack files put there ...
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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: ...
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ubuntu doesn't boot without flash drive

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Netbook. I had to use a flash key and during the installation i tried putting Ubuntu on a separate partition, but it kept showing a no root file system is defined ...
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Install Ubuntu & Win7 side by side

Currently I do have Win-XP (C: partition) which is the system & primary partition. Win7 is the boot partition and the logical drive. I want to replace Win-XP with Ubuntu 10.04 desktop. After I ...