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Re: [opensuse] lack of space on /boot for new kernel
On 2014-01-16 22:18, Fr David Ousley wrote:

On Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:16:42 -0500, Felix Miata <> wrote:

If your /boot uses a journaling filesystem it is doing so for
virtually no reason and wasting space in the process. Most of /boot's
infrequent >accesses are only reading. Writing rarely happens except
at new kernel installation or old kernel removal times. All my /boot
partitions are >ext2.

Mine is ext4, which I guess is unnecessary, from what you say. ext4 is
journalling, right?


I concur on the recommendation to use ext2 for /boot.

This suggests the best long-term solution (someone else suggested moving
/boot to the root file system). Let me see if I've got it:

You can not do this is your "/" is on LVM or some raid types.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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