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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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 don'...
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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: errors=...
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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 ...