what is the minimum size of the /boot partition in ubuntu
kassube at gmx.net
Sat Oct 9 13:44:36 UTC 2010
> For years I have used a /boot partition of 100 mb, but now I cannot
> upgrade my software packages in ubuntu lucid 10.04, as I get the
> message that my /boot partition is to small.
Maybe you should remove some old kernels?
> I use to have as a minimum 2 following ubuntu versions (9.10 and
> 10.04 just now) installed and running on my harddisk each of
> following partition sizes:
> /boot = 100 mb
> / = 30 gb
> So Now I will have to resize both partitions, in order not to have to
> resize all the other partitions which I use.
> So, what will the correct minimum size of the /boot partition for the
> future be? :-)
There is no "correct minimum size". It depends on what "future" means to
you (1 year? 20 years?) and how many kernels you want to keep for each
version. There may be other factors as well.
Considering that on my machine (10.04, 64 bit) there are 35MB in /boot
for two kernels, I would suggest to use at least 4 times that amount,
i.e. 140MB. OTOH, Alan is probably right: Drop the /boot partition
entirely - then you don't have to resize anything now or in the furure.
(unless you really need the 100MB).
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