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Old 04-21-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
evilpanda123
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Suse 9.0 installation and boot partition


I'm read tons of documentation on recommended partitioning of Linux. This is what I should have:

/ (root)
swap partition
/boot


While installing Suse 9.0, it proposed me a partition scenario, with only / and swap, no boot partition. Why? I've read some threads in here of people not mentionning their /boot partition. Is /boot absolutely necessary? Please explain....


Also /boot must be in the first 1024 cylinders of our drive. Am I wrong by saying that the MBR = first 1024 cylinders = /boot partition?

Thanks for your help!
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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Oy, this is a real leap of logic huh?
Suse 9.0 starts right up into the install... and doesnt give you a /boot...
So.. from this we gather.
/boot, is not a necessary partition for linux! Whee! Problem solved!
 
Old 04-22-2004, 09:25 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Caeda
Oy, this is a real leap of logic huh?
Suse 9.0 starts right up into the install... and doesnt give you a /boot...
So.. from this we gather.
/boot, is not a necessary partition for linux! Whee! Problem solved!
Cool. Can someone else answer with more details my questions?

Thanks!
 
  


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