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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:13:32 +0100
From:      "Zbigniew Szalbot" <>
To:        "User Questions" <>
Subject:   updating to 7.1 with a small root slice
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Dear all,

I am looking for your advice. Due to a very stupid design decision my
/ slice is only 256 MB. It seems too little so whenever I compile a
new kernel, I need to move the kernel.old to a different slice to
install the new one. Then I pray, hope for the best and reboot.
However, I read that if I want to update to 7.1 I will need to boot a
generic kernel at some point. What option do I have?

Even if I install a copy of GENERIC kernel into /boot, it most likely
won't fit in the available file space. The problem is the machine's
remote so I cannot take it down, replace drives, etc. as I am bound by
a hosting contract and frankly I really do not want to do that unless
I have no other option. Thoughts? Many thanks!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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