Dedicated Grub2 partition
g.lip at gmx.com
Wed Jun 2 08:09:20 UTC 2010
On 06/02/2010 03:35 PM, ABSDoug wrote:
> I'm totally lost.
> Can't figure this out, thought I could. Can someone help me with this?
I have a recent post on this which you can view at
However, for most practical purposes, it is not necessary, especially
for a system with just one linux OS and 1 windows. I started this
separate grub partition with grub-legacy and it is proper I attribute my
lessons to Herman of http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/index.html who,
as you can see, is a master at grub dedicated partitioning.
There are only 2 grub commands a person needs to know,
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
On another point, I find there is no need for separate partitions for
/boot and others, even /home. But I do have a separate partition mounted
at fstab in all my linux OS that contains mainly configuration files
and is syslinked to the appropriate OS paths. For obvious reasons, it is
called 'nexus'. I have a large partition called 'databank' which is not
mounted at fstab but is easily accessed by any OS. My actual /home
files, as opposed to syslinked files are very sparse. Many will disagree
with with my preference but then again, that's the linux way, you do
whatever suits you. For externally installed packages, ie, dpkg .deb
files, it is good practice to put these in /opt, not in /home.
Next point, I find I'll only need 2 cd's for emergencies
the gparted cd and the grub rescue cd. (I made one with grub-legacy when
grub2 was not out yet). I find there is no need for super-grub and other
cd's. Many will disagree with me, of course but that's their prerogative
- part of the linux way; and I find there is no need to use the livecd
since. - I've never chrooted.
Since I am on a roll here, :) let me add that at for most practical
purposes, a beginner linux home user has no real need to remember
complicated commands or understand any complexity of its workings. It
is just that you're on this mailing list where some of us - and I don't
know many stuff these guys talked here either - may be so technically
proficient to give the impression that it is an exclusive party (your
words). It's not and while there is no retention department (Joe's
words), there is no executive canteen or washroom either. You're free to
wander around (or off). That's the linux......
Regards - Goh Lip
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