On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 01:42:32PM -0900, Ken Irving wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 10:13:17PM +0100, Andreas Janssen wrote:
> > wsa (<email@example.com>) wrote:
> > > Alvin Oga wrote:
> > >
> > >> /boot is NOT needed ... - /boot was needed in the old days to
> > >> guarantee that the
> > >> boot kernel was occupying the 1st 1024 cylinders
> > >>
> > > So where do the kernels go when you don't have a /boot partition?
> > > I'm now using a seperate /boot partition but it's full now.
> > > So is it possible to change this?
> > Unmount your /boot partition (maybe you have to stop klogd first),
> > remount it somewhere else, copy the files to the /boot dir on your root
> > partition, change your fstab and reinstall your boot loader. The
> > disadvantage is that if /boot is on the root partition, you can't have
> > /boot read-only.
> I recently installed a system using a woody cd and configured a /boot
> partition of 50MB, but it was too small when I tried to apt-get install
<correction> That was actually 10MB nominally in cfdisk, but turning
out to be more like 7MB with overhead (I guess). Don't know what I was
thinking, and no surprise that it didn't support an upgrade, but I posted
here just to show a step-by-step way to resolve the matter. </correction>
> another kernel. I copied /boot to /boot.new, then booted knoppix and
> renamed /boot.new to /boot (on the / partition), edited /etc/fstab to
> remove the /boot mount, chrooted to the / partition and ran lilo. Also
> needed to run cfdisk to make the / partition bootable, then was back in
Ken Irving, Research Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-474-6152
Water and Environmental Research Center
Institute of Northern Engineering
University of Alaska, Fairbanks