Keith Matthews schrieb:
> In response to the 3 people who asked about grub and XFS
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2001 07:52:48 +0200 Simon Matter <Simon Matter
> <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> > I don't think this is a problem. Lilo was always there in the Mandrake
> > distribution and can be used to boot XFS. If you really need grub just
> > put /boot on ext2. BTW does grub boot JFS?
> Yes, a patch was published early July. I have not tried it myself
> However I have seen no report about problems or success with it on
> either the JFS list or the grub list.
> > >
> > > Last time I looked at Grub and the latest version(s) of Lilo, the only
> > > difference I could see was that Grub's configuration looked like NT
> > > Loader's. So, why is Grub superior?
> > I'm not an expert on this but one significant difference is that grub
> > does understand filesystems. This is very nice since you can boot every
> And this is where grub has problems, it has to understand the XFS
> directory structure and be able to walk it. I'm sure Steve and co will
> agree that it's not simple. progress has been made but I'm not able to
> put full-time effort on it and XFS requires grub to use technigues it
> has not done so before.
> I have not heard from Erich who was also trying.
> BTW, does anyone use a root partition and a separate boot one.
You mean /boot on a different partition than /? I do it on every system
to avoid all those problems with BIOS's limitations (1024cyl) and if
necessary put a different filesystem on /boot. I also disable all kind
of LBA mappings, be it on SCSI or IDE. This way it's possible to move
disks from one box to the other, from one scsi controller to the other,
without any problem.
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