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How to remove old kernels on CentOS 6 (to free up boot partition)? [duplicate]

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I have 3 ssd disks (59 GB) each. I want to use them as sofware raid5 with fedora 15. I read that it is recommended to have /boot on a separate disk. 2 questions: 1) is it possible and advisable to ...
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I'm trying to add a second SSD to a Centos 6 system. But I get the Error 5 partition table invalid or corrupt at boot. The system already has a single SSD (sdb) and a pair of HDDs (sd{a,c}) in a ...
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I like to setup grub2 on a GPT softare raid 3 TB HDD. Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 1050623 512.0 MiB FD00 Linux RAID 2 ...
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Undo LVM on Fedora 13?

I had lost my boot partition. This happened quite frequently. I used to boot for recovery and rewrite the existing partioning. Last time I missed the correct option and installed LVM by mistake. Is it ...
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What is the recommended size for a Linux /boot partition?

What is the recommended size for a Linux /boot partition? And is it safe to not have a /boot partition? I see some servers don't have a /boot partition while some servers have a 128 MB /boot ...
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I have an disk image with 3 partitions: first partition (hd0,0) is boot-able with GRUB1 with the following configuration GRUB file: default=0 timeout=5 title Bank A root (hd0,1) ...
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I have 3 images. Each image was done by cloning (by dd) a partition (these partitions formatted using ext3 file system). One partition is boot-able with GRUB1 (CentOS) How can I combine them to one ...
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Esx 4.0 wont start

Our instance of VMware ESX was acting strange so we powered off the virtual machines and rebooted the server. Now the ESX host won't start. The server will go through the POST stage, but then it just ...
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Uninstalling old kernels from Redhat boot partition

Took over an older system and found that the /boot partition was 90% full. After some searching on the net I found that there are older kernels installed that's taking up disk space. Doing rpm -qa ...
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In the "Disk management" section of the "Computer management" console I accidentally hit the context menu option "Mark as Active Partition" for an external USB hard-disk, that was connected on a ...
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What is the detailed process to remove space from a logical volume (lvm)?

The linux (fc11) box I am working with has a /boot partition and then a VolumeGroup with Logical Volumes. I am trying to do a preupgrade but do not have enough space on the boot patition. How do I ...
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Could someone point me to a HOWTO on setting up a rescue partition the way it is described here: http://serverfault.com/questions/62976/fsck-root-filesystem-on-a-remote-machine/63007#63007 I'm about ...
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How to edit Master Boot Record from Windows XP recovery console

How to alter Master Boot Record from Windows XP Recovery Console so that it points at an extended Linux partition instead of a NTFS one it is pointing at now? My MBR used to point at extended ...