[CentOS] Re: Installation problem, possibly RAID

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sun Sep 11 05:16:59 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-09-10 at 17:24 -0400, Edward Diener wrote:
> Just though I mentioned that I got CentOS installed properly by not using a boot 
> partitition and just installing everything into a root partition. Why this bug 
> insists on my machine, and whether it exists for others for some reason is 
> something I do not know. My guess is that grub booting on a boot partition and 
> executing programs on a root partition needs to know the disk geometry of the 
> root partition and is not doing that properly on my machine for some reason or 
> another.

I pretty much killed the "/boot as a separate slice" option years ago.
Too many little nagging headaches, especially with GRUB (although LILO
itself is another headache).

About the only time you need it is for MD (software) RAID.  But if I
need RAID, I throw in a 3Ware (ATA/SATA) or LSI (SCSI/SATA) card.
So that removes that issue for myself.

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