No wired or wireless network

Liam Proven lproven at
Mon Oct 21 02:56:53 UTC 2013

On 20 October 2013 23:05, Robert Holtzman <holtzm at> wrote:
> With the size of modern drives it's easy to make /boot large enough.


But the original reason for a separate /boot partition was to keep it
inside the first 1,024 cylinders of IDE hard disks, as the PC BIOS
could not read cylinders higher than that. Once your system has booted
and it's no longer using the BIOS for disk access, this isn't a
problem, so the rest of your OS could be further out on the disk - but
if you had 1 big partition, kernel updates could mean it ended up at
the outer parts of the disk, beyond the reach of the BIOS and suddenly
your PC wouldn't boot.

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