I would like to install Ubuntu 14 as the only OS on my laptop. I will be installing from a USB stick. Learning from my recent experience, I would like to specify a boot partition size much larger than the default (which is about 250MB, leading to problems with system updates).

Is it possible to specify boot partition size during the installation?

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You can choose the "something else" option and set up your partitions just the way you like, but it is best to simply not have a boot partition at all. This is normally the default, unless you enable full disk encryption, then you have to have one.

  • You're right, I don't need a boot partition. It seems that it was automatically created because I checked LVM option during the installation. Oct 22, 2015 at 0:50
  • @user1566515, ahh, right.. not sure why it does that.. you don't need one to use LVM.
    – psusi
    Oct 22, 2015 at 0:58

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