> > On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 07:22:20AM -0500, Mike Meyer scribbled:
> > | Just curious - now that the kernel has moved into /boot/kernel/kernel,
> > | does anyone know how well would it work to put /boot in it's own
> > | partition (possibly in it's own slice)?
> >
> > I do not think loader can see stuff in other partitions.
> Nope, the loader can load stuff from other partitions, even from some strange
> ones like msdos ;), so theoretically it should be possible to have /boot, or
> even /boot/kernel, on another partition (it may require to tweak loader config
> files, though), but I really do not see any reasons behind such weird setup.

I could have a 40G /, and not worry about the cylinder spanning
problem, if my /boot were in a seperate (low) partition.

I could have a / that was of an FS type not understood by the
kernel, until after a module defining the FS type had been

I could have a / that was on a controller for which I did not
have a device comiled into my kernel, and only loaded it as a
module from an FS type that it _did_ understand.

                                        Terry Lambert
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