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Re: How to get the most out of HD space.



On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 06:56:34PM -0700, Aldo Foot wrote:
> I've always wondered about having separate / and /boot.
> After all one cannot function without the other.

There are, as has been mentioned, historic reasons for this.  But also--you
can't boot from a software RAID array, so in that case /boot is a simple
partition.  In simple mirroring configurations, I usually go ahead and
create a /bootsav partition on the other drive so the partition tables are
the same--it makes maintenance easier, and with a simple cron job provides
an on-system copy of the /boot partition if you have to switch to the other
drive.
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	Dave Ihnat
	President, DMINET Consulting, Inc.
	dihnat dminet com


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