what is the minimum size of the /boot partition in ubuntu
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Tue Oct 12 20:54:15 UTC 2010
On 10-10-12 11:32 AM, Michael wrote:
> Was it mandatory at one time to have a /boot partition? If so, why?
Some reasons you might have needed (or still do) boot partitions:
The first popular reason they were so common was because Hard Drives
were larger than what the BIOS could address. I forget if this was at
2GB, 8GB, or possibly both. In any case, Lilo: (the bootloader of the
day) could only access hard drives and sectors directly addressable by
the BIOS, so the kernel (hence boot partition) had to be placed at the
start of the drive.
You would also use a boot partition if your root is on a Raid array
(other than Raid 1 - mirror.)
You might think it's a good idea to have a boot parition if the rest of
your system is on LVM, though I don't think that's mandatory anymore.
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