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kenwih
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:26 am    Post subject: stupid question Reply with quote

whats up with the seemingly infinite /boot/boot/boot/boot/... loop?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's so that if you accidentally put /boot rather than / in your grub.conf when you have a seperate boot partition, it will still work.

Many Linux distros (such as Slackware) do not promote using a seperate boot partition the way Gentoo does. By including the boot link, the same config file will work whether you have a seperate boot partition or if you are booting from your root partition.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the reason as for a why I dont have a clue.

Code:
ls -l /boot/boot
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 1 Aug 10 03:57 /boot/boot -> .
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please use search. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And please don't post more then once
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