I am reading a couple of books to prepare for the LPIC 1 exams and have a couple of questions about the /boot
1) Is the /boot partition still needed as a separate partition for modern systems, or that is only the case for older systems? In that case, what is it about older systems that made this necessary?
2) One book (LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell
, 3rd Edition, O'Reilly) says that it's a good idea to place /usr in a separate partition in order to share all the executables to workstations via read-only NFS. However, this link
in the Red Hat documentation says that should be avoided. So, what gives?
Any thoughts will be more than welcome.