hung boot process

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Feb 15 10:04:40 UTC 2008

Bob Holtzman wrote:

> The partitions were set up with "manual" on ubuntu's ubiquity(?)
> partitioner. If it doesn't work that way in ubuntu I assume others
> that tried to partition manually would have the same trouble...anyone?

I always partition manually, and have never had a problem with Ubuntu - but
I haven't put /boot onto a separate partition since before Ubuntu existed.

Having /boot in a separate partition has its own issues because grub needs
to know that the boot device is not the same as the root device.  It's too
long since I did this to remember which options need to change in menu.lst.

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