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    SubjectRe: In which order does the kernel deletes files?
    In <> Riley Williams (rhw@MemAlpha.CX) wrote:
    > Hi Ron.

    >>> mv /usr/src/v2.3.9/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage /vmlinuz239 will
    >>> internally copy the file to the root to new sectors, than delete
    >>> the old kernel. Result: The new image will be placed beyond
    >>> the magic limit. The boot will fail

    >> The easiest way around this whole issue is to make a separate
    >> /boot directory (small, about 8MB) partition that is physically
    >> located below the 1024 cyl limit. Always place your boot images
    >> here. Once you've done this, you will never have to worry about
    >> such things-

    > I normally allocate 16M to /boot since on most of the drives I use,
    > that corresponds to two [logical] cylinders, and that's the smallest
    > number of cylinders that all versions of fdisk can reliably allocate
    > to a partition...

    What's a problem with one cylinder ? I use one cylinder and not seen any

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