#gentoo - Sat 12 May 2007 between 03:45 and 04:07

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[R]boot partition
they are pointless and a waste of space
rxKaffeeno reason not to
ajarickest: I would taunt and mock such purists. Grep and diff were invented for a reason = so you don't have to do silly things like manullay compare text files.
rxKaffeeand it helps protect the boot area form accidental corruption
[R]and to that i say
rxKaffeeit doesn't take any more space than you allot it
rickestaja: fair enough. I'm a little more open-minded
[R]if you're root partition gets corrupted
rxKaffeeyou can give it 3mb of space if you want
ajarickest: Cool.
[R]you're screwed far worse than just a screwed up kernel
so the whole protecting the boot area is a load of crap
rxKaffeenot really... most root partitions contain gigs upon gigs of useless data not relevant or usefull for booting up
[R]rxKaffee: my root partitionis 3.6/5gb
rxKaffeeeven most people with a seperated boot, have the entire remainder of their data on a single partition
only a few hundred megs of that are crucial to booting
aja[R]: I agree - I've never been convinced of the benefits of keeping /boot unmounted, especially on a system that has proper backups.
rxKaffeeand most of the rest can be recovered from portage
[R]alot of good still having your kernel does when you ca'nt do antyhing with it
linuxbombI went through a lot making it
[R]i'm sure you went thru alot setting up /etc too
i dont see you complaining about that
ajalinuxbomb: That's like saying, "I two my car keys behind me in a trailer, so that if my car explodes, I'll still have the key to get into it."
s/two/tow
linuxbombno its not
ajalinuxbomb: Not quite, but I still like the metaphor. My point is: your kernel is trivial - you can regenerate it any time you like - making sure your protecting a copy isn't a useful effort - especially if you're not doing the same thing with actual data you can't easily replace. It's like backing up the portage tree - why?
gentoonoobyes finally got it working
madprobedo u need to enable something in kernel to run iptables?
[R]madprobe: netfilter
theres lots of guides on that
ajamadprobe: Yes. See netfilter in the network settings
madprobe[R], cool, thanks
aja, thanks dude
aja, [R] do i need to fiddle with DCCP, SCTP, TIPC configuration settings under netfilter, in order to use iptables?
[R]just read the guides
they explain everything you need to select
linuxbombaja, ok lets say / dies I have windows also and grub is in /boot I can still get to windows with / dead
madprobe[R], you mean iptable man page?
gentoonoobi have amd fx-62 cpu what processor family does it belong 2 or is generic x86-64 just fine?

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