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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What is the safest way to clean up /boot partition?

I've got 200 MB assigned for the /boot partition. Everytime I try to update the kernel I get an error message that basically says the size of /boot is full. What can I do to cleanup /boot and ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 dual boot problem where Windows 8 doesn't boot

I will brief about the problem, that how it started. I purchased a Sony VAIO (SVE15133CNW) laptop on May-2013, with pre-installed Windows 8 After couple of days I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using USB ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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Bash one-liner to delete only old kernels

I've seen lots of threads on how to free space on the /boot partition and that is my objective as well. However, I'm only interested in deleting old kernels and not each one of them but the current ...
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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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GRUB Loading, please wait … Error 17. How can I get my computer to boot?

I don't have a working CDROM and cannot boot from a USB as far as I know. I partitioned the HD and I think I made the mistake of making that partition a bootable one. Now I get the message: GRUB ...
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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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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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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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Dual boot - Ubuntu Live makes Grub disappear - Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have setup a dual boot (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 with LVM) with the Grub menu having Windows as default, working just fine. However, every time I need to boot again from Ubuntu CD live, it messes ...
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not able to delete or format the partitions thought gparted

About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned to install windows 8 on the ...
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restore failed, data lost?

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ × 2 sitting on a FUJITSU SIEMENS M2R-FVM 1201 main board with 3,7 GB RAM and VGA Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480. I came ...
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How can I chainload Fedora GRUB from Ubuntu GRUB?

I have a laptop with an UEFI setup, and I have the following OSs installed: Windows 8 Fedora 21 Ubuntu 14.10 Secure Boot is turned on! Booting all these from the UEFI boot menu works fine. I am ...
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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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black screen off death [duplicate]

I know I'm not the first and defenetly not the last guy whiting about this problem but I'm kindly asking if someone can help me solve it please help me. My laptop is having problem whit loading ubuntu ...
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how can I show partitions in grub rescue

I'm in grub rescue and I need some way of showing the partions so I can selct the right partition to boot thanks in advance
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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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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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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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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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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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/boot partition keeps running out of space [duplicate]

I keep getting warnings that my /boot is out of space. I cleared it out once, but it filled right back up. Do I even need to clear this out? Is it slowing down my computer? How do I deal with it?
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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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Getting an error while mounting machine_config

I am trying to boot my system but, it is giving me an error as "An error occurred while mounting home/jack/jack-app/machine_config " Press S skip to mounting or M for manual recovery ...
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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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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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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?
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Partitioning for Ubuntu Install

I shrunk my windows 8 partition to create a partition for dual boot of Ubuntu. On the Live usb I opened up GParted to format that unallocated space into ext 4. The problem is I have four primary ...
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Cannot load Windows XP after deleting ubunutu partition

I would first like to point out that I am extremely new to running different operating systems (dual booting etc.) and Linux in general but after having continous issues with XP, trying Linux i ...
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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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Will I able to access ecryptfs -ed folders in another installed Ubuntu?

I have a HDD with Linux Ubuntu partition but with no Linux only Win7. I found a solution how to access and save my ext2 Linux files in Windows. I downloaded DiskInternals Linux reader. It accesses my ...
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cannot install ubuntu using dual boot…main problem is with partioning the system after entering into ubuntu using flash drive

I have made partition of my hard drive and created a bootable pendrive with Ubuntu 12.04 i386 then rebooted my system using pendrive...........then Ubuntu started but......... I want to install ...
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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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Unable to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac

Today I decided to erase OS X and install Ubuntu - unfortunately something went wrong and now I am asking this question on live mode on Ubuntu. So basically all I did was create a bootable USB stick ...
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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 ...