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 keep other partitions? [duplicate]

im having c: d: in windows 10 currently and i need to replace ubuntu 18.04 lts. My question is how can install Ubuntu on and remove c: & keep d: with out losing data
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Error unmounting filesystem [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 and now I want to resize my partition 2 in three different drive. I can't do it from Disks or GParted.
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Do I need to create a separate EFI partition during installation of Ubuntu (dual boot) [duplicate]

I am installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS alongside Windows 10. The Windiws is installed in the EFI partitioning style. When I'm installing Ubuntu, and goes to the "Something Else" option, I am ...
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Boot is 100% full and unable to solve it using 'apt-get -f install' command [duplicate]

Tried with apt autoremove, apt purge, apt-get -f install and few more. My present kernel version is 4.15.0-99 and old versions are {45,72,96}. As my terminal says I need little space on my boot for ...
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I have just one OS in my laptop, why Have I 3 partitions?

I am QUITE new in this topcis. My laptop has only one OS, ubuntu 20.04 When I come to gparted, I saw 3 partitions and one unallocated. 1- /dev/sda1 ext4 => I read this should by my OS, (ext4 is ...
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Understanding data partition in dual boot [closed]

I am new to linux, and I just installed ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop (dual boot with windows). I am most likely not going to use Windows anymore, but it's kind of nice to have it there, just in case. ...
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How to boot from SATA3 drive, but install rest on NVME + PCIE Adapter

I have a older PC with mostly SATA3 connections, and wondering how best to keep it chugging along with linux for a few more years. 4 x SATA3 ports 1 x PCI-E card for NVME (not bootable) Motherboard ...
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Which partitions are my OS installed on?

I previously have Ubuntu-19.10 in C drive then I installed Kubuntu-20.04 with option guided partition. And I think 19.10 is also present in HDD and I want to remove it. This is screenshot of my ...
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Why un-allocated partition don't detected during Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installation

Hello there thanks in advance for helping me, I am using windows 10 but now I want to switch to ubunutu 20.04 LTS, its really cool, So some month backs I have ubunutu 19.04 with dual booting with ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS partition not visible

I installed the ubuntu 20.04 lts alongside the windows boot manager going through the easy setup and didn't select the 'something else' option. I didn't create a partition beforehand.The setup ...
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windows7 ubuntu dual boot issue partition table

[Hi, I installed ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS after Windows7. I had freed up some space from 2 different windows volumes and shrink both to have around 104 gb of unallocated disk space. Then I instated ubuntu ...
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Increasing the size of windows boot partition

So I have read that I can install linux's boot partition on the same boot partition as windows. I want to do this so I can have windows be in my bootloader. But linux needs 500 MiB for it and it only ...
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Installation type shows no partition

When I am clicking the + tab nothing is coming and its is getting hang only yhe the shut down options is working and nothing else need help urgently. I have tried more than 10 times and has mase the ...
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Error installation ubuntu 18.04 - disc problems [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 with a usb but when I choose to erase the disc i got a warning "Error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:Input/output error". I can juste Retry (and have the same message) or ...
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Reinstall ubuntu in dual boot disk

I have installed 2 OS in my disk, first one is windows and the second one is ubuntu, I want to reinstall ubuntu and combine partitions however I'm not sure if I do it, it could cause some trouble. ...
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can the root partition be moved?

My root partition is nearly full. I have plenty of free space but I cannot see how to allocate it, as all the free space displays to the left of / in gparted's graphic window. Can I just mount the ...
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hard disk not detected after extending Ubuntu's partition with gparted

My laptop Lenovo ideapad 520 has stopped working I can only access BIOS and boot from Ubuntu live USB. The hard disk is coming [not detected] in the BIOS I cannot reinstall Ubuntu. This happened after ...
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Keep /home on HDD and move other files into an SSD

I installed Ubuntu on my HDD, there are two partitions on HDD: ~2TB with ext4 (sda1) format and 8GB for swap (sda2). There are a lot of files in the /home directory but it is not separated. I did add ...
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How to format ubuntu without deleting data?

Somehow I have got boot failure message while the ubuntu is loading. I want to format the OS keeping the data I have undisturbed. The datas are kept in root partition. Will formatting the boot ...
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What does it mean to have 0x00 partition type?

I created a bootable pen-drive some time ago and recently I tried to mount it on Mac. It gave device not readable error. It was mounting perfectly on linux (ubuntu). I started to investigate why that ...
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How to add external SSD over already existing HDD and boot Ubuntu through it

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on 500GB HDD, I want to upgrade it to boot through newly bought 120GB SSD. How shall I proceed to boot my Ubuntu on SSD rather than HDD and keep both drives as well. Do I ...
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Which partition in my computer has Ubuntu installed on it?

I was trying to uninstall Ubuntu and install another Linux distro, but I can't figure out which partition in my computer has Linux installed on it. Results of fdisk -l : Device Boot Start ...
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RAID 1 SETUP HELP!

my computer has two M.2 860Evo 1TB one has currently Ubuntu 18.04 install on it and valuable data, and the other one is empty. I want to create a RAID 1 on mirroring my boot drive onto the empty one, ...
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Ubuntu 19.10: EFI boot options gone after deleting Windows

I had a working dual boot system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.10, both on separate SSDs and decided to remove Windows altogether. I use gparted from a live usb to wipe the Windows 10 SSD altogether ...
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No Partition to Select - Ubuntu 18.04.3 Fresh Install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.3 on an old HP Desktop. I already reformatted the hard drive (tried both unallocated and EXT3) and yet haven't been able to select the partition during install. Any ...
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upgrade lubuntu without erasing disk

(see solution at the end of this post) I have my hard drive partitioned in 2: one for OS (lubuntu 18.10) and the other for my data. I want to do a 'fresh upgrade' to version 19.04. So I created a ...
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have questions during too small storage process

My laptop is a 32 gbs, Intel. My windows is 64 bit home and activated to my account. Asus Model E203M Notebook PC. I've installed Ubuntu onto an sd card. I want to use Ubuntu to delete my c: drive ...
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UBUNTU installation alongside Windows 10 [duplicate]

i have previously install and uninstall ubuntu in my computer now i want install but I didn't get to know which partitions to install on it Please help me
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Help/advice with partition scheme on fresh dual boot installation

I've decided to start using Ubuntu as my main OS while retaining Windows for the odd game which doesn't like penguins. I'm not very experienced with Linux but I've been reading some and I've used ...
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How do I format my Ubuntu recovery media pendrive?

I got a new laptop with Ubuntu installed and during setup. I was asked if I wished to have a backup. I was asked to use a pen drive with a minimum of 2GB space. I used a 16GB pendrive. After the ...
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Delete Swap Partition on Dual Boot

i've been using dual booted ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10 for awhile now, and i just realized that swap partition can cause damage to my SSD. i alocated 16 GB of swap when i installed ubuntu, i had 8 GB ...
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Ubuntu installer showing partition but not accessible

I shrunk around 50 GB of my drive E, but when I'm going for Ubuntu installation, the partition is named as "unusable" and I'm unable to access it to create root and home partitions. What could be the ...
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Performing a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu on a PC with 4 GB RAM?

Is it okay to do dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 10 on my PC with 4 GB RAM or would there be less RAM available for either OS? I don't want my gaming performance on Windows to suffer.
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Deleting Windows 10 partition while using Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my machine alongside Windows 10. I selected the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" option when installing, and when I deleted my Windows partition in Ubuntu's Disk ...
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How do I put two Ubuntu OSes on the same hard drive?

I don't want windows at all. I want two Ubuntu OSes on the same hard drive on my laptop. I use one OS for security and the other as a regular laptop since linux is so much faster than windows on old ...
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Separate Partition for Windows 10

For my university, we are required to have a separate partition for Ubuntu but I am unsure how to create a separate partition. I have looked around online but there is no clear explanation on how to ...
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How do I move /boot to a separate partition on UEFI system with current boot on btrfs?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on a UEFI system with /boot on a btrfs partition (subvol=@). Because of recent changes in Ubuntu I always get grub timeout 30 sec. This is by design if /boot is on a ...
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Ubuntu reinstalltion asking for boot loader installation

Following this answer on how to reinstall ubuntu without loosing data when the reinstall ubuntu option is not directly available, when selecting Something else, it asks to select the Device for boot ...
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Unable to utilise complete harddisk space of my laptop with dual boot?

I have 5 sda partitions on the system - sda1 ----> 100M ----> HPFS/NTFS/exFAT. sda2 ----> 97.6G ----> HPFS/NTFS/exFAT (I HAVE WINDOWS IN IT). sda3 ----> 345.6G ----> Linux swap / Solaris. sda4 ----...
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18.04.2 special Linux partition? [duplicate]

can I use the same PICTURES, VIDEOS, MUSIC & DOCS already on hard drive. I remember a window appearing during Linux installation saying it would require about 300gb for this, I clicked on OK but ...
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How to install and setup docker to use folder outside boot?

I want to use docker to run a couple of dockerized 'apps/services' from time to time on my laptop. I have a boot partition with 100 gb (50gb occupied) and a 900 gb home folder setup via fstab and ext4....
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Make Bootable Partiton on Grub of Windows Installation in Linux

I want to make a bootable partition on Linux and format it to NTFS for say 8 GB and run a software that I can put a Windows 7 or 10 on it and loaded it to grub and install windows. Make Bootable ...
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Boot issue ubuntu 18.04 Dell precision tower 5810: no access to grub, stuck on screen with green/blueish stripes at the top

I have been using ubuntu for over a year but am quite novice in the world of customizable booting disks/partitionning/BIOS utility and so on. I have issues booting my ubuntu installation that I have ...
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Ubuntu Boot Option Still In Boot Menu

I deleted my Ubuntu partition, but it still shows up in the boot menu, when I did bcdedit it doesn't show up just a Windows Boot Manager and Windows Boot Loader. Could one of those accidentally ...
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how to clear/erase the content of found partition using sgdisk

I have a requirement, if I found my partition using skids -p /dev/sdc then I need to clear the particular partition content. How can I do that using sgdisk command? Suppose I found the Client_Image ...
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Boot menu (F12) options will not update/refresh its options, regardless of unplugged/newly plugged in bootable USB's

As the title suggest, my problem is NOT that I cannot boot to my harddrive, or not have access to the boot menu itself, as in when I hit the F12 button on my Lenovo y50-70 touch, the boot menu does ...
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Boot partition on separate drive?

Have tried searching but drawing a blank, end up with pages of how to dual boot with windows. I have a 250gb spinning disk alongside a 1.9TB PCIE Card SSD. Due to BIOS limitations I cannot boot from ...
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Unable to recongnize patition table after overwriting the first MB of HD. How can I recover the data

I had my GRUB partition of 1 MB starting at block 2049. My BIOS did not recognize it, so I decided to move it to the beginning of the disk using the command dd if=/dev/sda5 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=...
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what is minimum required size of /boot partition for Ubuntu 18.04.2?

Because I don't want "why?" as response, I will start with the background. I wanted to make a software RAID-0 of 2 disks since they are quite slow and small in size because they are very old. So I ...
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Safest way to remove other installed OS

This is my current configuration Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 743215128 743213081 354.4G 83 Linux /dev/sda2 743217150 976771071 ...

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