what is the minimum size of the /boot partition in ubuntu
jordon at envygeeks.com
Tue Oct 12 15:55:14 UTC 2010
On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 10:32 -0500, Michael wrote:
> Was it mandatory at one time to have a /boot partition? If so, why?
Some older systems needed /boot partitions because of limitations. I
could go into a whole explanation on the subject, just not worth it.
You do not /need/ to create any partitions but / anymore, depending.
Depending means (one of the examples,) if you use full disk encryption,
you do need a /boot partition because /boot can't be encrypted
obviously, what are you going to boot from if it is? Even truecrypt
requires that, if I remember right.
You do not even need a swap partition anymore because a while back they
improved swap files and gave them direct access. So they're just as fast
as a partition (subjectively of course, I've never actually tested it
because I do not put swap my computers at all.)
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