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I regard "/boot" partitions as an abomination(*), and wish to avoid using them (and have done so very successfully for many years now). But I also want to make / an LVM2 volume in the future...and the archaic version of GRUB in RHEL 6.1 can't handle that. I saw GRUB 2.0 as a desired feature for Fedora-mumble (whatever is being developed right now), but it hasn't been commited yet. This needs to be a priority.
*my mantra for several years has been to simplify, simplify, simplify...and that's hard to do when you have extra partitions rattling around, with different volume types (LVM vs. non-LVM) and sometimes different file system types. The OS should be installable on a single file system (/), with the full features of the kernel supported (e.g. LVM, software RAID-1 if needed--though we always use hardware for RAID). Especially now in the days of virtualization when adding new PVs is trivial.