5.x separate /boot slice?

RW list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Thu Aug 4 21:00:58 GMT 2005

On Thursday 04 August 2005 09:49, Michael Dexter wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to try a separate /boot slice as permitted by FreeBSD 5.x...
> (http://www.khmere.com/freebsd_book/html/ch08.html)
> But alas it does not appear to be as simple as simply specifying a
> /boot during setup. This causes the bootloader to complain about not
> finding a kernel given that /boot on the root partition is empty.
> Presumably this is too early in the boot process to link <root>/boot
> to the /boot slice given that the fstab has not been read yet.
> Any pointers on how to get this to work?
> Perhaps the boot loader needs to be pointed at the /boot slice rather
> than root and a "rootdev" variable fed into a specific loader stage?
> I'm not sure!

Search the list.  This comes up about once a month, and I've yet to see anyone 

Aside from "it's the way Linux does it", do you have any good reason for 
wanting this? 

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