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Old 09-08-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
shanenin
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do I need a boot partition


When I installed redhat it made 3 partitions for me /dev/hda3(boot), /dev/hda5(root,main), dev/hda6(swap). Do I even need a boot partition, can't the directory /boot be placed on my main partition(/dev/hda5)?



/dev/hda3 6793 6806 105840 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 6807 7943 8595720 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 6807 7805 7552408+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 7806 7943 1043248+ 82 Linux swap

Forgive the subject,"where does lilo go". My question slowly evolved, during the writing process.

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Old 09-08-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
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"can't the directory /boot be placed on my main partition(/dev/hda5)? "


Yes
 
Old 09-11-2003, 06:08 AM   #3
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mkdir /tmpboot
cp -a /boot /tmpboot
umount /boot
mv /tmpboot /boot
 
  


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