On Sunday 24 March 2002 10:36 am, you wrote:
> Oh wait, I probably know what this is.
> Are you trying to install lilo on your boot partition?
> (i.e. "boot = /dev/sda2" in lilo.conf)
> You need to use the mbr (boot = /dev/sda, or whatever disk boots)
> (or you could install it on your swap partition, or other non-xfs
> partition). XFS needs block 0 on the disk, but if you try to install lilo
> there it will overwrite xfs fs structures.
Yes, my LILO resides on /dev/sda2 which is the root partition with XFS
filesystem.And i've been doing that for past 2 years or so without any
problems.My MBR has NTLOADER and to avoid conflicts with it, i choose to use
lilo on my / partition.
LILO version is 21.7.5 that shipped with Slackware 8.0.It always worked and i
knew about the FAQ entry but it never applied in my case until recently.My
guess is that there's been either a change in XFS or LILO that don't play
together anymore and i get corrupted superblock on my root....Any comments?