Adivce on Partitions
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Sun Jun 4 00:02:36 UTC 2006
"Thiers Botelho" <thiersb at gmail.com> writes:
> Hi Andy, thanks a lot . . . and one more question (hopefully the last
> one about this subject):
> On 6/2/06, Andy Anderson <opus at slowlanecafe.com> wrote:
>> > One single /boot for both Ubuntu's ?
>> So to answer your question, yes, a single /boot for all OSes. I let the
>> for the latest Ubuntu release install it's version of Grub into the MBR,
> Since you have Windoze as well, I'd think the best place for Grub
> would be /boot and not the MBR. At least that was the prevalent
> recommendation a while ago on Fedora site and lists.
A single /boot sounds like a recipe for disaster. And using "/boot"
as a counterpart to "MBR" is confusing (or confused). The Grub
bootloader is installed in a boot sector (plus a few following ones),
either the MBR or the boot sector of a partition (often a partition
which has a /boot, but not necessarily). You can have the Grub
bootloader installed in one partition (must be a primary partition,
AFAIK) and config it to boot OSes from several OSes, each with it's
own /boot. Of course you configure the grub bootloader to read from
only one /boot/grub/* when you run "/sbin/grub". I suppose that that
grub dir could even be cut loose from any extant OS so it doesn't get
clobbered by upgrades, etc.
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