[CentOS] raid boot partition size?

Thu Feb 16 17:36:15 UTC 2006
William L. Maltby <BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com>

On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 11:22 -0600, rado wrote:
> Hi y'all
> I can't tell you which msg thread it was in but after an install and the
> system hangs...one of the responses was that the boot partition might be
> too large...

No, it was that it's location puts things above 1024 cyls (largeness
*can* cause).

> Although most of the installs (raid 1) I don't have that problems but I
> have before. I usually make my boot partition 200mb.

Generally 100mb is enough. @00 is ok too.

> my question:
> What size do y'all recomend for the boot partition, 100mb?

The important thing is that the partition shoud begin and end below 1024
cyls. Grub/lilo, etc. have to use BIOS calls.

sfdisk -l /dev/xxx will let you see the mappings.

> thx
> John Rose 
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