[ILUG] Boot partition too small - need grub advice
john.allen at dublinux.net
Fri Jun 27 09:44:40 IST 2008
Josh Glover wrote:
> 2008/6/24 John Allen <john.allen at dublinux.net>:
>> Mounting /boot read-only is way more common. That way the package
>> manager complains that it cannot write to /boot, rather than it magically
>> installing all new kernels into /boot as a directory in the / file system.
> The cogent point is that by failing to partition out /boot, you lose
> the option to do all of this stuff.
Well I was not suggesting that /boot should be a separate partition, on
my server installs it is a RAID1 device with multiple partitions.
But unmounting it after boot, and having to remember to re-mount it
before any kernel update is silly. At least mounting it read-only will
give you an error when you try the kernel update, rather than installing
into the /boot directory, and having no effect whatsoever.
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