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Old 03-12-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Question separate /boot partition, why?

Many linux distrs install /boot to a separate partition, why? Is any benefit in separate partition?
Old 03-12-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
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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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