[Chugalug] Small /boot partitions must go!

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 12 15:25:41 UTC 2013


Quoting Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com>:

> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:
>> I just wasted half a day, because some budding SysAdmin used
>> advice from 1972 and made a /boot partition less than 1gb..
>
> So the reasoning used to be that some BIOSes couldn't read more than
> 9MB, and then something like 512MB, and you had to have the boot
> device in BIOS accessible partition space, right?
>
> And now the reasoning is that some day you might want to encrypt the
> main drive, except that you'd never do that on a server because you
> want most likely it to boot unattended.
>
> So I'm gonna go with "don't do boot partitions".
>
Well, IIRC there was also the fear that having the boot as part of  
your root partition could cause other problems, but for the life of  
me, I can't recall what the "other problems" were.


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