Re: Update failure
On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 08:00:06PM -0400, Celejar wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 15:44:54 -0400
> "Douglas A. Tutty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > adequate for /. How many kernels do you have installed? How many do
> > you need? Unless you're a kernel developer, you should only need the
> > one that currently runs, and room for one to be updated.
> I usually have at least one custom compiled one, and one stock Debian
> one. The latter is indispensable for ascertaining that some problem or
> lack of functionality is due to my custom (mis)configuration, and for
> quickly getting that functionality if I need it immediately. I also
> like to keep one or two older ones around in case there's some kind of
> regression and for possible help in pinpointing exactly when some change
I figured that only kernel developers need to compile custom kernels :)
OK, so one stock that works, one custom that works, room for a new
custom to test, and room for a new stock to test. That's room for four
kernels, their initrds, and their modules in lib. So how big a / does
that mean if the usual separate filesystems are used?
And how big does that make /boot should someone need a separate /boot
(e.g. / is on LVM over raid1 with /boot on a separate raid1)?