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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot add partitions when installing Ubuntu 16.04

When I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 as a dual boot alongside Windows 7 I cannot add partitions. Maybe there are too many disks. Disk Management Windows 7
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Can I safely resize the boot partition?

After installing Ubuntu 16.04, the install procedure laid out my hard drive with the following partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ... /dev/sda2 237M ...
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partition table

I am trying to install ubuntu on a pc which has a Windows 7 with a main partition and a recovery partition plus 2 small loader partitions. How do I create a new partition from within the install ...
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Partition recognized as unusable during ubuntu installation

I want to dual boot windows 7 with ubuntu but during installing ubuntu shows the partition i created for ubuntu in windows as unusable.Basically i have 3 partition and one system reserved. Partition ...
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Seagate hard drive not detected by ubuntu

My 500 GB seagate hard drive not detected by [ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386]. History: Earlier I was getting blue screen 4/5 times. I used to restart the computer and do my work as usual. But last ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brief Installation

I am using windows since i got into computers, so i thought Ubuntu would replace my interests in computer programming. Now i think its time to install Ubuntu (only) on my laptop. I have no idea about ...
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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 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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Partition keeps switching to read only

For the past week my server has been having issues where the boot partition is switching to read only mode. I managed to boot into rescue mode and to check the partitions fsck.ext4 -n /dev/sda1 ...
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Making partitions visible. Doesn't boot

I can't see partitions I make on my external HDD when I boot, after making changes with GParted and even the installer (from live USB). I think I did the configuration right as I set up the space for ...
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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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Grub rescue errors running insmod

Heres the situation: I had windows 10 and ubuntu on different partitions on one harddrive and booted into either of them. I removed the linux partition and merged the unallocated space with the ...
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analyzing Testdisk output while trying recovering Win 8 (partitions)

After Ubuntu installation Windows (on Dell Venue Pro 11 with Win 8 preinstalled) does no longer boot. That's what I did before-> I booted Ubuntu from a usb stick, I created a partition in the same ...
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What are /dev/mmcblk0boot0 mmcblk0rpmb

I accidentally zeroed out some block devices which are not the paritions showing up in GParted? What do these do? This device is eMMC disk, an analog of SSD. Not external SD card. /dev/mmcblk0boot0 /...
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clone/ move primary boot patition to a bigger partition on same disk

Got a 512 GB SSD. Had windows. Put ubuntu but on a 18GB patition. Struggled to get android studio to work (not even sure which steps finally let me connect my phone). Realized I have a 40 Gb ...
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How to permanently fix small boot partitions

some Ubuntu versions on some machines setup way to small boot partitions (100M-200M). These get filled by new kernel updates and can lead to failing updates. I encountered this problem on default ...
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Partitioning scheme for Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 triple boot?

I want to triple boot Windows 10, Kali linux 2016.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop with 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. What partition scheme should I use? Given the fact that I need one 500 GB NTFS partition ...
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USB installation interrupted, now nothing

I put a brand new blank SSD in my old work Dell laptop that I got to buy sans hard drive at its end of life, so there's nothing at all on it. Booted from a thumb drive made with Ubuntu 14.04.4 and ...
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ubuntu installer 14.04 not recognizing windows un allocated space

I have been struggling for a few days now to install ubuntu via dual boot with Windows 7 on my laptop. I have successfully installed ubuntu on USB and able to boot from USB. Once I enter the live CD ...
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Win 8.1 UEFI + External HDD Ubuntu - Bootloader directory

I would like to install Ubuntu 14 on an external Drive for use alongside my UEFI Windows 8.1 System, however I am unsure of where exactly to install GRUB. The external hard drive Im using is also ...
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Problems with the “set root/prefix” method in GRUB-rescue

I know there exists plenty of information on the topic, but I still have problems after tinkering for 2 days. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as DUAL BOOT to my existing Windows XP SP3 Installation. ...
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Enabling OVMF support when building XEN

I am compiling Xen from source and I need to have UEFI support enabled while doing so. I need to run 3 guest OS on my hypervisor and for that I have partitioned my drive (1 TB) into 250M EFI /boot ...
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I can not boot Ubuntu after unsuccessfull attempt to resize LVM partition.

I was using Logical Volume Management to reize the poartition. After few unsucessfull attempts program crushed and it messed up my partitions. I was able to boot system using recovery mode but SUDO ...
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How repairing partition table after having chosen the Windows Recovery process from Grub

I am new here… So perhaps I am not respecting all the rules about the way the questions must be asked. If so, forgive me:) My issue is the consequence of several issues. For a while, I have had a ...
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/boot partition too small

I get messages saying that the boot partition is too small and it's not able to perform updates. How can I enlarge the boot partition in an easy way? Is there any solution without using sudo. Isn't ...