CentOS 6.4 On Dell R320 64 Bit.

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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.



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  • 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.