[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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