/boot/ directory path

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Mon Aug 9 02:29:06 PDT 2004

On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 10:51:17PM +0200, Barry Bouwsma wrote:
> I'd like to change the path /boot/ under which all sorts of
> things can be found to, well, something else like /dboot/ .
> Why?  Because I'd like to work around BIOS limitations of
> geometry and/or support for external drives, allowing me to
> keep an OS pretty much anywhere I want, only needing to be
> able to boot loader/kernel/modules from one partition common
> to all (and on a honkin' small disk, too).

Have you thought about mounting /boot from that disk directly and
place a symbolic link (/boot/boot -> ..) into it? It should be enough
to make loader(8) happy, boot2 might not work though. But if you want
to use grub or so anyway, no problem. Try to avoid putting the whole
module directory on the disk, it's very big.


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