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Re: Futuer of grub/grub2 to F11

Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
On 12/29/2008 10:43 AM, Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
Casey Dahlin wrote:
Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
I don't see why either of those should exist entirely in /boot. You are allowed further partitions.

Where else would they be better placed?
in /dev/sda2, also known as "hidden rescue partition".

I have no desire to clutter my disk with endless numbers of partitions,
indeed. only one additional partition is enough. and guess what ? that's what numberless laptop manufacturers do in order to store a ghost-ed backup of the main partition

Most laptops (ie., Win$hit boxen) don't need a /boot or even a swap partition.

If you have /dev/sda1 as a /boot partition, /dev/sda2 as a /rescue partition, /dev/sda3 as a swap partition, /dev/sda4 becomes an extended partition... and /dev/sda5 winds up as your /root partition.

Therefore... if you insist on using a rescue partition... you are, automatically, forcing a minimum of 5 partitions on the drive.

My setup only requires 3:
/dev/sda1 = /boot >= 5GB
/dev/sda2 = swap >= 2x size of RAM
/dev/sda3 = /root (remainder here)

hence... no 'extended' partition setup... simple configuration, standard across all of my computers, and a simple system (as a general rule) is simpler/easier to recover.

I'm also working with Coreboot (formerly LinuxBIOS)... trying to get all of my computers (laptops included) supported. If I succeed then I will have means to initialize a recovery directly from the BIOS... even if the boot loader is corrupted.

Lyos Gemini Norezel

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