Disk layout for XO-1.5

Chris Ball cjb at laptop.org
Tue Jul 28 16:27:42 EDT 2009


   >> Another important advantage to partitions is that the existence
   >> of a boot partition isolates the firmware from changes in the
   >> filesystem used for the root.
   > can you explain this a bit more?

Concrete example:  if you want to use btrfs on your root filesystem,
you must have a separate /boot partition, because no firmware or boot
loader (including grub) can yet mount btrfs.

Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>

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