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 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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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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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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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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/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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How to install Windows 7 from install disk? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to re-install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. The install disk wont load when I boot the computer, and I can't seem to resize partitions from either GParted (see below) or the ...
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GRUB error: no such partition - Boot-Repair fails (SSD)

I am aware that there are several questions about GRUB failing to find the partition. Nevertheless, I wasn't able to fix the issue by reinstalling, updating or reparing GRUB (this is, what most of the ...
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Failed to install GRUB on a separate '/boot' partition on a fake RAID 0 (12.04LTS)

I'm having some problems getting GRUB configured for Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a fake RAID 0. I can either get the GRUB rescue prompt at startup, or just a GRUB prompt but I cannot boot to Ubuntu manually. ...
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Recover deleted non-system partition

Until today I had Windows XP in C: partition in dual-boot with Linux Mint. However today I tried to install Lubuntu, and while the installation was successful, I have access to all 3 OS on the GRUB ...
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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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What happens if you use your windows Partition as a swap? [duplicate]

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I accidentally set my Windows 7 partition as a "swap" during my installation. Now when I boot my computer up, I can't access the windows boot. I'm wondering what ...
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Ubuntu partition not accessible on a UEFI laptop

I successfully installed Ubuntu on my Asus laptop. When I start the computer there's no GRUB to let me choose which OS I want to use, it starts Windows 8. When I try to put Ubuntu as a first choice ...
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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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Notebook with dual-boot [Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04] fails to boot into either of them

I own a Dell Inspiron 14 with Windows 7. These days,I format my notebook and install Ubuntu 12.04 and remove Windows. The system works without any problem. Due to my University, I had to reinstall ...
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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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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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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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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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ubuntu/windows xp

hello I have a dell dimension 2400 running windows xp with Ubuntu on a partition. The computer would start unbuntu as a default unless I scrolled down to xp and hit enter. the computer now "hangs" at ...
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Boot Partition full, clean-up [duplicate]

After a while I couldn't update Ubuntu for lack of space in the boot partition. I need to clean it up. How can I do this?
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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 ...
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GRUB RESCUE Limbo… with a twist?

gang. I am in a bit of a pickle. I can only boot into GRUB RESCUE, even if I attempt to boot from a USB stick. And: All the commands I have tried in GRUB RESCUE (i.e. "help" "halt" "reboot" "insmod" ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can I recover my lost partitions? [closed]

info: Dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu, Grub Computer/Ubuntu frozen while watching YouTube video -> restarted it using the button GRUB didn't load successfully, it went to command line, tried ls & ...
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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 ...