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Questions tagged [boot-partition]

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 re-allocate (or increase) memory to Ubuntu 18 running as a dual boot

I've installed ubuntu 18,04 to my laptop, and it's been running as a dual boot. The problem is that I only allocated less than 7 GB of memory, which made this Ubuntu very slow. As you can see, the ...
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Reinstalling Windows 10 on dual-booted system, accidently deleted EFI partition

I had dual-booted my system with Kubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10, and had to reinstall Windows 10 because I was messing around with the system. During the installation, I chose the manual partition ...
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efi partition recovery - help needed

I had some issue with installing a dual boot setup, and i seem to have accidentally reset my efi parition with the "disks" tool on ubuntu live. Now my whole disk shows up as black unpartitioned space. ...
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Dual boot issue on Lenovo g50-80 laptop

I have a Lenovo g50-80 idea-pad with: Windows 10 Intel i3 processor 5 gen, 8 GB RAM, 2 GB graphics card. I checked for 2 years how to install Ubuntu as my secondary OS and I downloaded Ubuntu 15,...
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problem with shrink volume [duplicate]

I wanted to install windows on my 500 gb hard disk, I already install ubuntu, The ubuntu is running fully on my hard disk, I have to shrink some volume to install windows I opened gpartition to ...
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Single Boot Ubuntu to Single Boot Windows [duplicate]

I am currently on a Ubuntu 16.04 single boot OS. I am wanting to fully move to single boot Windows OS. Can anyone guide me in the right direction in terms of what steps I need to take in achieve this? ...
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inotify_add_watch — failed: “No space left on device”

I am facing a problem about "no space left on device" as shown in the Figure below. I am relatively a newbie and don't know much about linux. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. Checking out various blogs ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition Windows 10

I was running out of space for Windows 10, so I deleted my Ubuntu partition and then combined the free space and added it to the Windows 10 partition into a single partition (the boot partition was ...
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Can't resize boot partition

Currently trying to install Windows 7 on this machine with Ubuntu. I have booted GParted from an USB, but even when I disable the partition I can't resize it. Can't add a picture, because no ...
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How do I remove duplicate versions of Lubuntu? (Followup) [duplicate]

Yesterday I had some help from David Foerster in detecting that I do indeed have a duplicate version of the Lubuntu OS: How can I detect a duplicate version of Lubuntu installed? This is a followup ...
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Unable to boot, because initial ram disk for kernel cannot be created

We have a server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The installation and reinstallation of the last kernel package fails, because the system says 'no space left on /boot'. Though there is plenty of space. ...
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Can't upgrade anymore (not enought space on disk '/boot') [duplicate]

I have quite an issue; I've been trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 18 (LTS) but the "Not enough disk space" pops up letting me know that I need additional space. Obviously the first thing that I did was ...
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Resizing Logical Group and Physical Volumes to use free space

I recently moved the unencrypted /boot from /dev/sda1 into the root of my encrypted LVM. Afterwards I deleted the /dev/sda1 and ended up with roughly 513MB of free space that I would like to reclaim. ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting /home

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for the last 3 years and now i think it's time to upgrade it to 18.04. I have a huge amount of data in home folder. I created a separate /home partition during ...
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I'm trying to install ubuntu on another partition

I'm trying to install ubuntu on another partition. I have an SSD, where Windows 10 is installed and I have a HD, where I want to install Ubuntu. I had tried to install normally, but it did not even go ...
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Boot-Repair wants BIOS-Boot partition, but I can't install GParted to make this happen due to related issues (I think)

Series of events: I wanted to extend my root partition (almost out of memory), so I tried to install GParted to no avail (see terminal error pasted below). I found my way to installing Boot-Repair, ...
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Laptop opens up into emergency boot mode, partion does not start at physical sector boundary

My laptop suddenly one day stopped working. (I wasn't able to write anything onto the disk). When I restarted it, it booted up into a emergency boot mode. After I ran fdisk -l, it says, Partition 3 (...
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Accidently Overwrites my mac partition for ubuntu

While trying to dual boot my mac with reFInd, I accidently overwrites my mac partition. Is there any means of recovering the partition because I'm yet to backup some important files? Any help is ...
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Installation from USB with 'errors found in 3 files'. Now UUID = x does not exist. Can I make a correct installation from this point?

I installed Xubuntu 16.04.4 on my laptop from a live USB, and when I try to boot to Ubuntu from GNU GRUB (either in normal mode or recovery mode) I get the following message: Gave up waiting for ...
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Deleting a Partition

Sometimes ago, I fully installed Ubuntu 17.04 on my hard drive. I was asked to upgrade to 17.10, and after I did this, I started experiencing certain difficulties. I couldn't fix these issues so I ...
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partition in 18.04 without extended file

This is my disc partion Just install 18.04 I don't how to do partition. I did youtube and google but they did with the help of extend partition in their file. I don't have this. I don't know why I ...
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Regenerate BIOS boot partition

I deleted BIOS boot partition, and GRUB won't boot. I can boot via supergrubdisk , but it's not solve. Can I regenerate it? (Without system reinstalling)
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Kubuntu18.04 stopped booting after installing a package. Only black screen [duplicate]

I installed Kubuntu 18.04 a few hours ago and everything was running smoothly until I installed4 the zlib1g package due to a software that renders 3d geometry. Now it doesn't boot any more but I can ...
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Customizing of installation process, not package set at install

How and where can I get access to source code of the Ubuntu installation scripts? I've opened the ISO file for my desired distro, and everything appears to be binaries, and no modifiable scripts. I ...
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Whay i am not able to merge ext4 partition with unalloted space?

I had windows and ubuntu os on my machine. I have deleted the windows os and free up 68 gb. But still i cant resize the partition, when i click on resize/move it gives max and min as same which means ...
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using Ubuntu in low end PC with no usb boot option [duplicate]

I have a low end PC with 1.5 GB ram and 40 GB hard disc. boot through usb is not working. I need to know how to use Ubuntu alongside windows without consuming much hard disc space
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Limit on number of primary partitions: install Windows 7 32-bit after Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 dual boot [duplicate]

My Lenovo T420 came with preinstalled Windows 10 and then I installed Ubuntu 16.04 for a dual boot machine. I tried installing Windows 7 Professional in the unallocated partition using the Windows ...
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How to install Ubuntu Budgie 17.10.1 alongside of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Laptop? [duplicate]

Currently using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Laptop and would like to use Ubuntu Budgie 17.10.1 as dual boot. It is better if I can save the Ubuntu Budgie 17.10.1 on a different partition.
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Not showing Space (either it is Allocated or Free) as well as the Partition created for it, while installing Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.10 on my Asus Laptop?

I want my system to have Windows 10 and Ubuntu both. Right now, I have Windows 10 only & I want to install Ubuntu 17.10 along with Windows 10. Following online tutorials, I performed the USB flash ...
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Switched Automatic mount for my only partition with a boot

I have linux installed and partitioned on my internal hard drive. I was working on setting up a boot able usb drive to run Kali linux and I messed up somewhere to where I cant boot. I don't care ...
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[Dual Boot]: Hanging purple screen when booting Windows

My laptop was initially running Windows 8 and I installed Ubuntu some years ago to dual boot. The dual boot was working fine (to access both Ubuntu and Windows). As I was less and less using Windows (...
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Dual Boot Installation Stalls at update-grub

When I attempt to install Ubuntu 17 for a dual-boot alongside Windows 10 under a UEFI regime, everything goes well at first (recognizes the windows partition etc.). Then files are copied over until ...
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How to restrict the NTFS Linux partition on Windows in Dual Boot systems [closed]

I have partitioned my 1 TB hard disk to 500GB for windows and 400GB for Linux. I however don't want Windows to be using the 400 GB partition of Linux when I boot Windows because windows is creating ...
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During MySQL installation, I have accidentally deleted the config-4.4.0-109-generic and config-4.4.0-31-generic

During MySQL installation, I have accidentally deleted the config-4.4.0-109-generic and config-4.4.0-31-generic under /boot partition. After this, I am unable to boot normally. From GRUB Loader I ...
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Partitions not detected during installation Ubuntu 17.10

I deleted the Ubuntu 64bit partition from Windows 10 to extend its size and I am trying to reinstall it on my PC. The problem is, Ubuntu installer is neither detecting the windows installation nor the ...
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Win10 install beside Ubuntu 16.04 + SecureBoot

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my machine about 4 months ago. Some days ago I changed the partition system from MBR to GPT and the boot mechanism to UEFI. Without data loss or reinstall the existing ...
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How do I partition my LENOVO LEGION Y720 to dual boot with Ubuntu

How should I format this drive to optimally use Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows. I will be using both of them for different purposes (Ubuntu for work and most other things, Windows for gaming and a few ...
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Format windows dual boot partition without loosing Ubuntu boot information

I have the partition setup below. I have a dual boot set up where I initially installed windows on sda2 on a new drive. While installing, windows created the 142M (sda1) partition. Before the ...
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How do I remount a partition to read and write permanently in the terminal

Everytime I boot the system and log in via tty I have to run the following command in order to mount the partition as rw sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/sda6/ It seems like the partition is always ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a secondary partition of a tertiary HDD?

I'm currently running a Windows 10 boot drive (120GB SSD) alongside two other HDDs, a 1TB & 3TB that I use for programs and files respectively. I have shrunk the partition on my 3rd (3TB) drive ...
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Installing over a messed up update

Have used Xubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7 for the last years. Decided it was time to update. Accidentally closed the terminal window during an update executed via terminal. The OS (obviously) ...
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Deleted boot partiton [duplicate]

I only have ubuntu 16 installed and I have somewhere along the line of formatting external drives, formatted what i think is my boot partition. Now when I boot my laptop i just sent straight to bios. ...
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ubuntu 16.04 gparted resize root boot fails

I was running out of disk space on root for ubuntu 16.04. I used gparted to resize it. It seemed to go okay (no error messages). gparted showed everything okay. On boot, I get my grub menu okay ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 dual-boot installation with Windows 10 not showing any partitions

I have a Dell 8910 with a 2 TB HDD. It came pre loaded with Windows 10. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot from a usb. I disabled secure boot, etc. and shrunk the partition before ...
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Windows is in BIOS mode and dual-boot it with Ubuntu in UEFI mode [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 and I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 16.04.2. But when I am installing from Bootable USB, it shows a message as follows This machine's firmware has started the installer in ...
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Installing Windows 10 over ubuntu [duplicate]

I have only Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed on my laptop. I now wanted to remove it completely and install windows 10. I tried it lot but it says the partition table is MBR type and window installs on GPT ...
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Trouble reinstalling ubuntu without removing other partitions on disk

I installed ubuntu 17.04 on my whole hard-drive, then shrunk the root partition and created another partition(say sda2). Now, I want to downgrade to 16.04 LTS but when I run installation using LIVE ...
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Boot Issues: How to switch from USB to internal SSD (after installing from USB)

I'm new to Linux, but just loaded and installed Ubuntu 16.04.2 on my nephew's HP Pavilion Laptop (15-n037ncl). Everything seems to be working fine except that the USB flash drive I used is now ...
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How do I take a backup of my Master Boot Record (MBR) and Partition Table (PT)?

I'd like to know how to: take a backup do a restore of all the MBRs and all the PTs of all my disks to a file so I can easily back them up using rsync or a comparable program.
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System going into grub rescue when booted and unable to fix using boot-repair. Suspect EFI problem

I have a Gateway (Model DX4850 - Re-branded ACER) that was one of the early adopters of EFI. I don't believe it was UEFI. When I bought it (circa 2012) I wasn't interested in having Microsoft ...