A fair while ago (~ 2004) I was told to always create a separate partition for the boot directory. And since then I always have. But after reading a few questions about partitioning questions, I'm curious. Do I still need a /boot partition?
Note: If helpful, I'm dual booting (Win XP or 7) & Ubuntu 10.04. I also have one partition (using ext2/3) which I use to share files between the two operating systems.