On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 10:13:17PM +0100, Andreas Janssen wrote:
> wsa (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) 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
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, email@example.com, 907-474-6152
Water and Environmental Research Center
Institute of Northern Engineering
University of Alaska, Fairbanks