[Gllug] What are the best practices for Linux partitioning & Mount points for Production systems

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 12:55:08 UTC 2012

On 2 March 2012 12:32, Tethys . <tethys at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM, James Courtier-Dutton
> <james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As a sub note, if you need the rollback feature, you only need the
>> /boot2 on Redhat based installations.
>> Debian and Ubuntu do not need it.
> Unless you can point to specific examples of how to roll back to a
> previous distribution using Debian/Ubuntu, I'm going to accuse you of
> spreading FUD. A distribution is more than a kernel. I don't upgrade
> distributions in place, I install a new one in parallel, hence the
> need for a separate /boot. If it doesn't work, then the complete old
> distribution is still there, and rolling back to it takes 60 seconds.
> Note that there has been some work on rolling back an in place
> upgrade, but AFAIK the bulk of it has been done in the Red Hat world.
> If there's been a Debianish equivalent, I don't know about them and
> I'd appreciate some links. But I'm still wary of such things. My
> solution works well.

I was only referring to the kernel, not the entire distribution.
But, with Jan's comments, it seems that I was the only one seeing the
problem of Redhat deleting old/last kernels when upgrading the kernel.
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