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hmm ok ill make boot ext2 and root reiser. what do u mean u can disable boot?...
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    hmm ok ill make boot ext2 and root reiser.
    what do u mean u can disable boot?

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    You don't actually have to put /boot in a separate partition; you can include /boot as a directory in the / partition instead if you so wish.
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    so i have to flag the / partition to be bootable?

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    If you don't use a separate /boot partition, that would be a good idea.
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    whats the point of creating a boot partition then :P

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    Well, I know that "back in the day" you used to use it if you had multiple installations and some were above the 1024th cylinder, which caused problems with older BIOSes and lilo.
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    oh i see
    about how old would a computer need to be for it to need to use a boot partiton (if i wanted to install on one of my older computers)

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    Pretty old...you probably wouldn't have to worry about it on anything past a PII (although there are exceptions).
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    mines pretty old then (pentinum standard)
    i doubt gentoo would even work on that box

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    It would work, I would think...it would just take...a...long...time...to...install...anything.. .on...that...old...and...slow...a...processor.
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