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How do I look for the vmlinuz file for Ubuntu from SUSE. I try: mount /dev/sda5 /mnt then cd /boot, but I don't see the vmlinuz file for Ubuntu. Where is it? The /boot directory is empty.

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did you mean "The /boot directory is empty"? –  phunehehe Oct 16 '10 at 12:37

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IIRC on Ubuntu /boot by default gets it's own partition. You could try check

# sudo cfdisk

the line looking somewhat like the following should be your /boot

sda1        Boot        Primary   Linux ext3                       20530.30

or with

# sudo fdisk -l

it should look kind of like this

/dev/sda1   *           1        2496    20049088+  83  Linux

you notice the flag "Boot" set which means that this is the partition BIOS tries to load the bootloader from... under normal circumstances this should be the /boot partition.

HTH

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"Ubuntu /boot by default gets it's own partition" - No. Unless it's strictly necessary, the regular installer will not do this unless you tell it to use / on an LVM LV for example. But yes, probably resides on a different partition in this case. –  gertvdijk Dec 24 '12 at 8:25

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