On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 11:30 PM, Lyos Gemini Norezel
> Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>> On 12/29/2008 10:43 AM, Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
>>> Casey Dahlin wrote:
>>>> Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
>>>> I don't see why either of those should exist entirely in /boot. You are
>>>> allowed further partitions.
>>> Where else would they be better placed?
>> in /dev/sda2, also known as "hidden rescue partition".
>>> I have no desire to clutter my disk with endless numbers of partitions,
>> indeed. only one additional partition is enough. and guess what ? that's
>> what numberless laptop manufacturers do in order to store a ghost-ed backup
>> of the main partition
> Most laptops (ie., Win$hit boxen) don't need a /boot or even a swap
> If you have /dev/sda1 as a /boot partition, /dev/sda2 as a /rescue
> partition, /dev/sda3 as a swap partition, /dev/sda4 becomes an extended
> partition... and /dev/sda5 winds up as your /root partition.
> Lyos Gemini Norezel
You can avoid some of that with LVM. And while I DO NOT recommend
it, with some tweaking you could get all of this on one partition, but
I guess I dont get your point. I tend to just ignore my physical
partition lay out (various dual boots over time have left it in
shambles MS will only look in certain places), and just let LVM do its
magic. With just three partitions I have XP, F8, F9, F10.
If anything I would like to see some lvm love from grub... But that's
a whole nother can of worms.
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