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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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