On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 03:05:08AM -0500, Paul Blazejowski wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-03-25 at 02:32, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > that is not possible, XFS has not left room at block zero of the
> > partition for as long as its existed, lilo when told you install on a
> > partition always puts it within the first 512 bytes, there is zero
> > chance that installing lilo will not result in the destruction of the
> > XFS superblock. you must be mistaken about how you had lilo configured.
> Previously i had this in /etc/lilo.conf (lilo-21.5-7)
> boot = /dev/sda2
this will destroy the XFS superblock.
> I bet if went back to XFS code from around Feb 20th i can still use this
> config without lilo overwriting the superblock on sda2...but i've put
> lilo on MBR and i'm happy with the way it works now :-).
you are wrong. XFS has never left space for lilo (or any bootblock),
its been that way long before it ever was ported to Linux. but feel
free to try, just be ready for another ruined superblock.
the only explanation is your configuration was not what you thought it
> I would like to see this change in lilo -:) for one and it would save
> some boot suprises about VFS not being able to mout partitions...
i don't use lilo anymore so im not that interested in doing the work,
but like i said its really only a matter of 2 or 3 lines of code.
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