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Re: Partitioning

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 01:42:32PM -0900, Ken Irving wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 10:13:17PM +0100, Andreas Janssen wrote:
> > wsa (<wsa3@xs4all.nl>) 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

<correction> That was actually 10MB nominally in cfdisk, but turning
out to be more like 7MB with overhead (I guess).  Don't know what I was
thinking, and no surprise that it didn't support an upgrade, but I posted
here just to show a step-by-step way to resolve the matter. </correction>

> 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
> business.
Ken Irving, Research Analyst, fnkci@uaf.edu, 907-474-6152
Water and Environmental Research Center
Institute of Northern Engineering
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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