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Bug#985463: debian-installer: kernel complains about /boot partition in LVM install (ext2 filesystem being mounted at /boot supports timestamps until 2038)

On Thu, 2021-03-18 at 20:20 +0100, Laurent Bonnaud wrote:
> On 3/18/21 7:51 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > I think that the installer uses ext2 for /boot because some boot
> > loaders only support(ed) ext2 and not its successor filesystem
> > formats.
> > But I think that's an historical problem for most release
> > architectures.
> If that is true, then an even simpler solution would be to get rid of
> the separate /boot partition and have the /boot directory in the root
> filesystem.

We could probably do that for at least the "atomic" ("all files in one
partition") configuration, yes.

There used to be various compatibility constraints on PCs that made it
important to put all files needed by the boot loader near the beginning
of the disk.  I don't think those should influence our defaults any


> Thanks for looking at this bug !

Ben Hutchings
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