General :: Find/search Root Partition ONLY?

Jun 11, 2010

Say I need to do: find / -name somefile.txt

And say root partition / is mounted on /dev/sda5; however, let's say I also have 250GB partitions (/dev/sda6, /dev/sda7) mounted in /media - AND another location that I cannot currently remember. Say, also, that I know the file I'm looking for is on /dev/sda5.

Obviously, the above command will also descend in /media and that other directory which represent the big partitions, wasting time in looking for the file in the wrong place.

Is there a way to instruct find (or other command) to search only / on /dev/sda5, and NOT to descend to directories if they are on different partitions ?

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Ubuntu :: Grub Cannot Find Partition / Set It To Search?

Jun 27, 2011

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a clean hard drive. Everything went well and I ended up giving /home it's own partition. After a while I figured I would dual boot with windows 7 and my mbr got overwritten. Now after this happened I googles how to fix it and found the same answer almost everywhere. It had me go into terminal and run grub an find my partition and setup grub again. All of this was done off a livecd. The only problem was that my livecd didn't have the grub shell installed. Everytime I ran "sudo grub" it would say "sudo: grub: command not found" I tried to install it but it kept giving me errors and I only once actually got into grub, but it could not find my partition. Whenever I typed "find /boot/grub/stage1" it said directory does not exist. So I attempted to fix it my own way. I installed another version of ubuntu along Sid the first. This allowed me to triple boot between the two versions of ubuntu and windows 7. So I booted into my original ubuntu (11.04) and deleted the older version of ubuntu with gparted. I deleted the partition and restarted, but when I restarted I got an error saying that grub could not find the partition. I can boot into my original ubuntu through the ultimate boot cd but it is a round a bout way of doing it. Is there anyway I can set grub to search for ubuntu 11.04 on startup instead of the deleted version of ubuntu?

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sudo find / -type f -iname "*.jpg" "*.png" "*.gif" -printf

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