[clug] partitioning

Craig Small csmall at enc.com.au
Sat Aug 25 13:51:06 GMT 2007

On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 01:11:45PM +1000, Michael James wrote:
> Having a separate /boot partition used to be a necessity
>  in the days of buggy BIOSes, but still seems worthwhile.
> It obviated a slow return from hibernation probelm a while ago.
> It's also a good way to build a dual boot system,
>  put Windows into hda3 and slide GRUB in underneath it.
I always have a small / or /boot, usually /
Used to think it was for the good old days with those BIOSes.
Until you fry a partition.  The smaller the partition, the less chance a
random block dying will kill it.

It also means if it all turns to custard, you can get into single-user
mode quicker after the fsck.  

 - Craig
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