# Ubuntu – Is separate EFI boot partition required

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In the past with BIOS, I've never created a separate partition for the bootloader.

My question is, if i wish to use UEFI, is a separate boot partition a requirement?

PS, I've tried without and it doesn't seem to work. Hence this question.

The ESP - EFI System Partiton - should not be confused with /boot (not required for most Ubuntu installations) and is a standard requirement.