I have installed CentOS 6.4 on Dell Server R320 64bit with UEFI BIOS. Do i need both /boot and /boot/efi partitions. Please help me understand the difference between these.
checking in again regarding my earlier post to this mailing list?
The filesystem mounted on /boot/efi is a FAT formatted filesystem that contains only the EFI bits, which is basically the boot loader that used to be on the MBR. The boot loader is much larger under EFI.
/boot contains the kernels and initrd files. It’s larger, and it’s not FAT formatted.
You probably could put /boot on / for simple systems with a single disk, but no such exception has been put into Anaconda’s defaults. It’s just as well that it’s left as is.