[SATLUG] Grub hell
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 16:35:48 CST 2015
Borries Demeler wrote:
> I was wondering if we have some grub experts here who could help me out.
> Here is the issue:
> /dev/sda1: large gpt raid array on sata raid controller, ext4
> /dev/sdb: large gpt raid array on sata raid controller, ext4
> /dev/sdb1: 500 MB /boot partition, ext4
> /dev/sdb2: several TB of diskspace, ext4, mounted on /
I finally got home and was able to read the entire thread.
I do not recommend having a large partition for /. 10G is plenty. The
important part of a system is the data. That is best kept on a separate
partition. If you are using multiple builds, then you only need one 10G
partition for each system. I also recommend a separate /boot, but 500M is
overkill. I generally have 7-10 different systems and still have space
left over at 200M, but 500M doesn't do anything except waste a little disk
space. However on your system that's a trivial amount.
I also think that having RAID for the system partition is unnecessary. It
is appropriate for data, but the system can easily be replaced. Having a
simple root partition also makes the grub configuration trivial.
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