Re: Getting rid of /boot

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On Saturday 05 December 2009, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 12:33 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Saturday 05 December 2009, Wayne Feick wrote:
>> >On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 11:30 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> >> Folderol even.  My objection to LVM is two fold.
>> >>
>> >> 1. It won't allow one to save things in the /home tree when doing an
>> >> upgrade or re-install.  I have an almost 10GB corpus of email, and
>> >> several scripts that are needed for my daily operations that need to
>> >> be preserved.  LVM makes that impossible.
>> >
>> >Can you elaborate? I use LVM on all my systems, and whenever I move to a
>> >new Fedora release I carry the old /home tree forward to the new
>> >installation.
>> >
>> >Wayne.
>> And just how do you do that?  The last time I tried to save /home,
>> anaconda would not proceed until I checked the format it box.  As I'm an
>> alpha test site for amanda, the recovery was doable and was done, but
>> what kind of twisted reasoning gives anaconda the right to demand I
>> destroy my data?
>Well, nothing (unless it's on a partition that has to be formatted for
>an install, like /).
>And I've never had that problem.  If /home is a separate LV, in
>Anaconda, select the PV with the /home LV inside it.  You'll have to
>reset the mount points for all the LVs (an annoyance, to be sure, that I
>wish could be fixed), but you don't have to format /home (or /opt,
>or /usr/local, etc.) if it is a separate LV (or if it's on a separate

I also tried that once, and convinced it I didn't want it formatted, about 
FC6 I think.  It bought it I thought, till I found it had made a /home 
directory on /, the proceeded to write the new /home with its defaults.  I 
took a bit of detective work to ascertain that my /home partition still 
existed, but wasn't ever used and was not in /etc/fstab as a separate entry.
Dumb was NOT my comment when I found that.

Cheers, Gene
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