Paritions to install Ubuntu

Colin Kern razael1 at
Wed Sep 27 19:57:28 UTC 2006

On 9/27/06, Mateusz Drożdżyński <m.drozdzynski at> wrote:
> That's what I have on my 80GB HDD:
> 512 MB ext2 /boot (system cannot boot from XFS partition)
> 1 GB swap
> 12 GB xfs / (quite big, but I store my pbuilder environment here,
> about 10 GB should be ok for an averabe user)
> 64GB xfs /home
> Having a separate /home partition gives you the ability to reinstall
> your system without having to care about your configuration/data.

I understand the advantage to having / and /home on different
partitions, but what is the function of having a /boot parition?

Colin Kern

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