Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:51 PM
I was not talking about a /boot partition.
I was specifically referring to an ESP
The EFI System Partition (also called ESP or EFISYS) is a FAT32 formatted physical partition (in the main partition table of the disk, not LVM or software raid etc.) from where the UEFI firmware launches the UEFI bootloader and application.
and a BIOS boot partition
GRUB in BIOS-GPT
configuration requires a BIOS boot partition
to embed its core.img in the absence of post-MBR gap in GPT partitioned systems
and a BIOS post-MBR gap
Usually the post-MBR
gap (after the 512 byte MBR region and before the start of the 1st partition) in many MBR (or msdos disklabel) partitioned systems is 31 KiB when DOS compatibility cylinder alignment issues are satisfied in the partition table. However a post-MBR gap of about 1 to 2 MiB is recommended to provide sufficient room for embedding GRUB's core.img
Sorry if that was unclear.
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