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/boot partitions?



 > From: Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com>
 > Date: 02 Aug 2002 14:58:40 -0400
 > 
 > On Fri, 2002-08-02 at 14:41, Wil Cooley wrote:
 > > On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 05:55, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
 > > > for reasons that escape me at the moment, the new red hat limbo
 > > > recommends 75M for /boot -- apparently, there's something else
 > > > that will potentially reside there, but i don't recall what it is.
 > 
 > The reason we bumped the warning level for /boot is that over the span
 > of a release cycle, there will be a number of kernel errata released. 
 > And since up2date doesn't actually remove old kernels, it's better to
 > make sure you have some extra room there.  Also, the UML kernel is about
 > 30 megs, so it takes a significant chunk of space if you install it.
 > 
 > The 20 meg part is just a warning to help people from shooting
 > themselves in the foot for later.  /boot on my laptop is only 24 megs so
 > it's definitely not a hard requirement :-)


So does every machine *need* a separate /boot partition??  Is the
problem that the booting kernel has to sit in the first 2 GB of disk
space?

Martin





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