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Re: GRUB in RedHat 7.2 xfs

To: "Martin K. Petersen" <mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: GRUB in RedHat 7.2 xfs
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 09:36:01 -0500
Cc: Stuart Luppescu <s-luppescu@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from "Martin K. Petersen" <mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> of "25 Oct 2001 10:22:09 EDT." <yq1d73bpzou.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
I got the xfs patch for grub and built an rpm with it installed - the
redhat version does not have it in there.

I have not had time to test it yet, but we could put it up
on the ftp site for some brave souls witj disposable machines
to try out.

Steve


> >>>>> "Stuart" == Stuart Luppescu <s-luppescu@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> Stuart> I remember hearing something about GRUB not being xfs aware,
> Stuart> or something like that. Are we limited to LILO, or will the
> Stuart> XFS RedHat 7.2 installer properly handle GRUB? Just a little
> Stuart> curiousity.
> 
> Answer is that I don't know yet.
> 
> There is an XFS patch for grub available.  Whether it is included in
> the Red Hat shipped version I don't know.  It's on my list of things
> to investigate.  For the time being, however, grub is disabled in the
> XFS installer.
> 
> If anyone feels like checking the grub source RPM and/or send me a
> patch I can roll in, feel free.
> 
> -- 
> Martin K. Petersen, Principal Linux Consultant, Linuxcare, Inc.
> mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, http://www.linuxcare.com/
> SGI XFS for Linux Developer, http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/



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