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Re: Don't do that!

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Hans-J. Ullrich <hans.ullrich@loop.de> wrote:
> Today I learnt this: Do NOT use ext4 for the /boot partition, where your
> kernel resides.
> I did this on my EEEPC to speed up boot, and today I got at boot the error
> message: initrd.img corrupt. My EEEPC has got an ssd inside and /usr, /home
> and /var are encrypted partitions.
> It took me hours and hours to fix this. First I tried ext2fs, with no success.
> I could run Trinity Rescue Kit from a sd card, and I created a chroot, but not
> all was possible to do in the chroot.
> After lots of tries I got the solution:
> 1. I backuped all the content of /boot to another drive.
> 2. Booted with a livefile and formatted /boot to ext2.
> 3. Restored /boot
> 4. Edited /etc/fstab, removed the UUID of /boot and removed disacard,noatime
> 5. Now I could boot again.
> 6. From the running system started "update-initramfs -u"
> 7. Did "dpkg-reconfigure linux-base", so I got the UUID in all necessary config
> files again.
> 8. For making all sure. did "update-grub"
> 9. Finally test, rebooted again, everything was ok.
> So NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use ext4 for /boot! Don't do it!
> (If I would have read the manual, I should have known, ext4 and grub is still
> in experimental state)

My /boot is just part of root, and it is ext4. Never had any issue.
If I did have a separate /boot partition, I would use ext2 or 3 or 4
with out the journal, since it would eat up a bit of space on a small
partition. But that is it.

Kelly Clowers

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