At 11:17 1-1-2003 +0100, A. L. Meyers wrote:
The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to gmane.linux.debian.user.testing as well.
Happy New Year!
Same to you!
Was able to format the / partition /dev/hda2 as xfs and successfully tar
back all of the files. That xfs / partition was mountable etc. as well
from the 2nd HD, /dev/sda2. Was able to configure and run lilo.
Did you per chance install lilo in the partition instead of the MBR? If you
do, lilo will overwrite the XFS superblock which lives at block 0 and thus
making it impossible to mount the filesystem.
running xfs_repair will fix your filesystem by using one of the secondary
super blocks. But though shall not install lilo on a xfs_partition.
Afaik you can install lilo on your swap partition. People have reported
this to work.
It might just be your lucky day, if you only knew.