Creating partitions

Daniel B. Thurman dant at
Sun Oct 23 19:15:52 UTC 2011

On 10/23/2011 11:22 AM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 10/23/2011 07:57 AM, Miguel Cardenas wrote:
>> I would like to keep simple my disk, and reading the Fedora installation
>> guide found that there are only 3 partitions required, SWAP, BOOT (ext3)
>> and ROOT / (ext3)... I still don't like the idea of an independent boot
>> partition but let's do it in the Fedora way... so, I want to know if
>> this layout may work for me... I want to ask before doing it to save
>> hours of installation just to try and see the results...
> You only need a /boot partition if root is ext4, because legacy grub 
> doesn't grok it.  If you only use ext3, you can get away with two 
> partitions: / and swap.  (I have a separate /home, but no /boot.)
I have found for ext3 that if the contents of /boot was modified
in any way, it can affect whether or not the bootloader could
boot off of /boot partition.  My advice is to use /boot for ext3 & ext4.

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