partitioning & 1024 cylinder limit

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Sat Mar 9 11:06:54 PST 2002

On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 12:52:28PM -0600, dennis wrote:
> Thanks, I've successfully upgraded lilo. One further question: 
> Can I move SuSE's /boot out of its own primary partition  (/dev/sda2)
> now that it no longer needs one, and into /dev/sda4 where SuSE's /
> resides? I would prefer to put lfs into a primary partition rather than
> a logical partition, but this is impossible (?) while SuSE's /boot is
> there. 

Not a problem. Just update the /etc/fstab file and remove the sda2
reference to mount the boot partition.

To move the files over, boot into Suse, unmount /boot and mount boot
elsewhere, something like this:

	umount /boot
	mkdir /mnt/oldboot
	mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/oldboot
	cp -av /mnt/oldboot/* /boot
	umount /mnt/oldboot
	<edit /etc/fstab>

I think that should do it
Gerard Beekmans

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