Getting rid of /boot

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Sun Dec 6 01:36:31 UTC 2009

Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Saturday 05 December 2009 13:43:52 Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>>>> Actually, the complexity is that Fedora for some insane reason still
>>>> defaults to using LVM for everything *other* than /boot.  This brings
>>>> no benefit to most users.
>>> Well, it means I can have separate filesystems for things that I don't
>>> want overwritten if I reinstall (/home, /usr/local, /opt, /var/www,
>>> etc.)
>> That's only 4, or 7 with / , /boot and swap.
>> How do you get up to 15?
> Multiboot with various Windows, Ubuntu's, other Fedora's? Each should have its 
> own /, at least.
That's what VMs are for, no?

> That said, if one does not work in multi-platform software development, I 
> totally agree that cluttering the disk with all that stuff is very ugly, at 
> the very least. These days virtual machines are much cleaner and easier to 
> maintain than multiboot setups.
> Best, :-)
> Marko

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