[Bug 13106] New: Allow /boot to be on vfat (filesystem without symlinks)

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           Summary: Allow /boot to be on vfat (filesystem without symlinks)
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: kernel-package
        AssignedTo: fabbione at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: ernstp at gmail.com
         QAContact: kernel-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

I usually have a 100 MB partition in the beginning of my disk for both windows
boot (c: with boot.ini) and linux /boot to minimize the number of partitions.

But the ubuntu kernel installer can't cope with /boot beeing on a symlink-less
filesystem, and fails horribly to configure itself. It should be prepared for
this use-case and handle it reasonably well, probably overwriting a file like
vmlinuz-breezy or vmlinuz-5.10 with the latest kernel to keep the system
bootable and updated.

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