On 18 Jul 2001 10:43:07 -0700, Lucy Upchurch wrote:
> I am trying to install XFS filesystem on a linux box which was running
> Linux 7.4.2. I downloaded the ISO image from
> http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/1.0_installer.html and made a bootable
> CD. I selected a custom system. Before installation, my system loooked
> like this:
> /dev/hda6 1517920 814808 626004 57% /
> /dev/hda1 23302 8667 13432 40%
> /dev/hda10 65275692 10576328 51383552 18% /home
> /dev/sda1 73885280 20 70132076 1%
> /dev/hda7 1011928 624652 335872 66% /tmp
> /dev/hda5 4032092 2221300 1605968 59% /usr
> /dev/hda8 1011928 123832 836692 13% /var
> I tried numerous times to create an XFS filesystem on /home to no
> avail. I then tried installing XFS on all partitions. The main error I
> rec'd on various partitions is:
As Joshua said, it would be worth getting the 1.0.1 release for
starters, but I don't think that's the root of your problem...
When you say that you tried creating an XFS filesystem on /home and got
the following message:
> Error mounting device hda1 as /boot: No such device
> This most likely means this partition has not been formatted.
> Press OK to reboot your system.
I'm assuming that you _did_ check the "format this partition" checkbox?
Just double checking, since you seem to be on a previously set up system
- you cannot "convert" an ext2 partition to xfs, you must reformat it.
The 1.0.1 installer is a bit smarter about this, if you don't choose to
format a partition, you cannot select the filesystem you want, since one
follows from the other. :)
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.