[lug] LILO and L :}

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Tue Feb 20 09:10:15 MST 2001

Just to give you an idea of what Rob is talking about in (a):
10 MB is plenty for a /boot partition.  If you want to splurge give it 50 MB (for
booting into many different kernels).
When I was new to this I found it difficult to find guidelines for sizing this
/boot partition so I thought I'd send this message.


Rob Riggs wrote:

> John Starkey wrote:
> >
> > > > When installing occassionally I end up with the "L" instead of LILO.
> > > > Based on previous conversations it appears to be that my mbr is outside
> > > > ot the 1024. How can I put it back in?
> > >
> > > The common recommendation is to create a small /boot partition
> > > as the first partition on the disk, which is where all of your
> > > bootable kernels should reside. I find that 10MB is more than
> > > adequate for any production machine, and use 50MB on my home
> > > machine where I experiment and keep more active kernels.
> >
> > I started that tonight based on a message posted here a few days ago. I made
> > it 2 gigs (I've been thinking in gigs too much). So it looks like I have
> > plenty of room.
> The problem with making it that large is (a) you won't ever need
> 2GB for /boot so there is lots of wasted space, and (b) for some
> disk geometries, a 2GB partition puts some of the data outside
> the 1024 cylinder limit.
> But as long as (b) is not true in your case and you don't mind
> (a), you should be all set.
> --
> Rob Riggs
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