Booting problems again
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 18:48:27 PST 2010
brown wrap wrote:
> A little more. I didn't list the size of the disks because I didn't
> think it was important, but since the legacy GRUB may not be able to
> handle them:
> sda is small, I am not at the machine until Sunday or Monday.
> sdb is one TB that I just store stuff on.
> sdc is the disk with LFS on it. It is 1.5 TB. I partitioned it right
> down the middle and LFS is on the 2nd partition /dev/sdc2.
> I wasn't aware that the old grub, the only grub I knew about up to
> now, had problems with large disks. but then again, all of the system
> I've set up had small boot disks.
That may be a problem for GRUB Legacy. I'm not sure. GRUB2 can handle
IMO, 750G is way too big for an LFS partition. I store my BLFS sources
on /usr/src which is a separate partition (50G, 50% full) and of course
/home and /boot (100M) are separate so I can share them across multiple
builds. Some people have /tmp and /opt as separate partitions too.
I've been using the same main system since 2005. I have my LFS
partition 8G (70% full) and really haven't had much problem with that.
It does have most of BLFS built, but most of the bigger packages (kde,
qt, mysql, gnome, etc) go on /opt (20G, 40% full).
Multiple partitions give a lot more flexibility. I make my newer LFS
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