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 more. Ben. > Thanks for looking at this bug ! > -- Ben Hutchings 73.46% of all statistics are made up.
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