GRUB 2 now default for new installations

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Jun 11 15:54:13 BST 2009


Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> ke, 2009-06-10 kello 15:21 -0400, John Moser kirjoitti:
>   
>> Every argument for putting Grub or the kernel on a separate partition
>> has been based around the idea that these files are somehow more
>> important than, say, /bin/sh
>>     
>
> Putting the kernel (i.e., /boot) on a separate partition is often
> mandated by the BIOS not being able to read all of a large hard disk. I
> have a motherboard from 2008 that has that problem, so it's not ancient
> history, either.
>
>   

Huh? Your disk is setup with CHS and not LBA? I find it hard to believe 
that there are still BIOSes with the 1024 cylinder limitation.

Are you sure that the BIOS is the problem and not the location of your 
root filesystem?



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