View Full Version : how to creat /boot partition?

24th November 2004, 05:13 AM
was wondering how do i creat a /boot partition seperately after FC3 install so that all the kernels get install in /boot partition? during install i did not choose to have a seperate /boot partition everything in / partition now.

i want my /boot partition to be in ext3 filesystem and how do i do that?

planning to dedicate the entire harddrive to linux-FC3 thus removing winxp.


24th November 2004, 06:01 AM
You can do this post install, but it's a "non-trivial" task. You'll have to

1) make and format the partition (labeling it will helpin step 3)
2) mount the partition and copy the /boot directory contents to the partition
3) edit /etc/fstab to mount the partition on /boot
4) move the original /boot directory to a safe place
5) edit the "new" grub.conf to point to the correct partition on the drive
6) reboot and cross your fingers

That's about as much as a step-by-step that you'll get from me (being lazy). If any single step of that makes your brain want to turn to jelly, then it's probably not a good idea. :D

On the other hand, if you intend to do a fresh install when kissing XP good-bye, then you can make a separate /boot partition during the installation by manually setting up the partitions instead of the "default" install.

24th November 2004, 09:25 AM
ok. but i have no idea where and how to do the very first step that is making the /boot partition. anyway i'll try to search for the steps in this forum or google.