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Old 01-10-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question Which Linux partition(s) need to be bootable?


If most of the directories (/boot, /home) are on separate partitions?
 
Old 01-10-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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bootable partition must be the one where you installed lilo or grub
 
Old 01-10-2010, 08:20 AM   #3
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Do not use the boot flag for Linux. Period.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 08:39 AM   #4
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bootable partition must be the one where you installed lilo or grub
No....

As already stated, you don't use the boot flag (active flag) for ANY Linux partitions.

Beyond that, GRUB is normally installed to the MBR---not to a partition.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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Hi,

I'll put it another way; The boot flag is not necessary for a GNU/Linux install.

As for your '/boot' & '/home' being on different partitions then you would handle this via the static file '/etc/fstab'.

 
  


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