Re: Amazing problem of /boot

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On Saturday 12 June 2010, Pallav Jain wrote:
>today i am amazed to see that my /boot folder is empty and i am unable to
>decide and generate the reason(s) for it, why suddenly is it happening, i
> my self not able to understand though i have installed fedora core 11 and
> updated all the packages via GUI, irrespective of the fact that whether
> the package could be of any utility or not for my usage.
>
>till yesterday everything was there okay and today /boot contents are
>missing only the empty directory /boot is there??
>
>The changes i did today:
>
>1. Disabled the root login by uncommenting the second lines of the files:
>
>/etc/pam.d/gdm
>/etc/pam.d/gdm-password
>
>2. Tried to improve the bandwidth, as per:
>
>http://www.fedoraguide.info/index.php?title=Fedora11#Improving_your_bandwi
>dth
>
>/etc/sysctl.conf edited, swappiness edited, noatime and nodiratime
>added in /etc/fstab
>
>3. installed preload and implemented the improvements via tmpfs.
>
>I am amazed to see this THOUGH I AM ABLE TO LOGIN.
>
>The output of the file /etc/fstab is:
>
>********************************
>
>#
># /etc/fstab
># Created by anaconda on Mon Jun  7 06:08:04 2010
>#
># Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
># See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or vol_id(8) for more
> info #
>UUID=a1198e23-8da4-47c4-90f1-d516fef0b796 /boot                   ext3
>defaults,noatime,nodiratime        1 2c

And what precisely does this '1 2c' do?

>/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root /                       ext4
>defaults,noatime,nodiratime        1 1
>/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap swap                    swap
>defaults,noatime,nodiratime        0 0
>tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs
>defaults,noatime,nodiratime        0 0
>devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts
>gid=5,mode=620        0 0
>#devpts options modified by setup update to fix #515521 ugly way
>sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs
>defaults,noatime,nodiratime        0 0
>proc                    /proc                   proc
>defaults,noatime,nodiratime        0 0
>tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0
>tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0
>
>**********************************
>
>and the command 'df' yields:
>
>Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root
>                      95846180   3353804  91519788   4% /
>tmpfs                  1025444      4200   1021244   1% /dev/shm
>tmpfs                  1025444     18120   1007324   2% /tmp
>tmpfs                  1025444         0   1025444   0% /var/tmp
>


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