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sluge 03-12-2012 01:52 AM

separate /boot partition, why?
Many linux distrs install /boot to a separate partition, why? Is any benefit in separate partition?

Satyaveer Arya 03-12-2012 02:24 AM

I'm not sure but there could be a couple of reasons:

1. easier restoration if your linux install gets damaged,
2. necessity for lvm set up(unless you use grub2),
3. faster system boot if set up with ext2.

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