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Re: GRUB and boot partition




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On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 12:33:36PM +0100, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> Le 26/12/2017 à 12:24, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx a écrit :

[...]

> >In the days you measure (small) external media in gigabytes, this
> >argument has lost a lot of push.
> 
> What does storage size have to do with these situations ?

The other way around: if you keep the unencrypted bits in a separate
(or somehow specially secured) medium, a strict limitation on its
size might favour smaller (i.e. half a bootloader only) over fatter
(i.e. a whole bootloader plus a kernel plus an initramfs) solutions.

> >But yes, on some specialized hardware that might make a difference.
> >FWIW, /boot/grub is 9.1M (yikes! didn't I say I don't like how fat
> >the boot loader has become?
> 
> You can remove all the unneeded modules for features that you do not use.

Yes, yes, I know. Still... I don't like this overcomplex Grub. Scope
creep, if you ask me. Dealing with the "lower half" seems more than
enough. But there are tastes for everything :-)

Cheers
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