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RE: FW: 2.4 -> 2.6

Thanks Stuart,

	When I started this whole process, I had a nice f0 /boot partition of 100MB
that occupied the beginning sectors of my disk. When I did the reinstall, I
couldn't get the installer to let me mount the f0 partition as /boot. Grant
just told me about -e2. Onwards and upwards.



-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Brady [mailto:sdbrady@ntlworld.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 5:55 PM
To: Harry Cochran
Cc: debian-hppa@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: FW: 2.4 -> 2.6

On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 12:17:26PM -0500, Harry Cochran wrote:
> Thank you all very much! I now have a running 2.6.8-2-32-smp on my
> J6000. I repartitioned sda to have the root right next to the f0
> partition (and the swap at the end) per Grant,

No, that isn't what Grant said...

The Boot HOWTO explains that the kernel image must be located within the
first 2GB of the disk.  The only sensible way to ensure this is to have
a dedicated /boot partition, which is contained entirely within the
first 2GB.  This needn't be large -- a 64MB partition should be ample.

In your case, it doesn't matter whether this is before or after the 1GB
swap partition, but it must come before the large root (/) partition.

AFAICS, although your new partition scheme may appear to be working, it
may cease to work whenever the kernel is upgraded.  (By swapping the
partitions you are effectively doubling the amount of disk space from
the first 2GB which is used for the root partition.)

Hope that helps,
Stuart Brady

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