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  1. #1

    [SOLVED] Does /boot/ have to be mounted after boot?


    I've a separate filesystem for /boot/ and was wondering if it's okay to umount it after boot? I don't think so but want to confirm.

    Thank you.
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  2. #2
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    Córdoba (Spain)
    You don't need /boot mounted at all, before of after boot. So, you can just not mount it in first place. That way you don't have to unmount it either.

    However, if you leave it unmounted, remember that you need to mount it each time you are going to reinstall/install/update a kernel. If you don't remember this, you will have lots of headaches when updating a new kernel, figuring out why it does not load, or why grub can't find it, when you can clearly view it under /boot with ls

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