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December 1st, 2015, 01:26 AM
I want to install Kubuntu 14.04 with its own boot partition, the question is: do I have to create a separate efi/boot also? If so how large is perfect? Thank you very much.

December 1st, 2015, 01:36 AM
No, only one ESP (EFI partition) is needed.

December 1st, 2015, 05:40 AM
Most desktop installs do not need a /boot partition and are a bit easier to manage without it. But if using full drive LVM or LVM with encryption then you have to have the /boot partition.

Do not confuse an ESP - efi system partition with a /boot partition, they are different.
You can only have one ESP per device. And drive must be gpt partitioned for UEFI boot. With Ubuntu you can also boot from gpt with BIOS, but Windows only boots from gpt with UEFI.

Shows install with screen shots. Both BIOS purple accessibility screen & UEFI black grub menu screen
Also shows Windows 8 screens
UEFI install,windows 8 with Something Else screen shots
Linux on UEFI: A Quick Installation Guide

December 1st, 2015, 07:03 PM
Thank you very much. Now I've learned something new.