Just tried this.
Installed RH9 with following RAID1 partitions
Installed the OS onto md0 and installed the kernel and other files from the
RH9 XFS 1.2 boot CD that I have.
Rebooted into the new kernel fine.
Copied everything from md0 to md2 using the tar procedure mentioned in the
XFS migration Howto.
Modified Grub and rebooted into md2 as the root filesystem.
Reformatted md0 to xfs, recopied all the files, and re-setup grub onto
Now when I try to boot into md0 I get a kernel panic saying it is unable to
mount the ext3 filesystem.
Why it is ext3?
If I modify the grub boot parameters to specify the root filesystem type as
xfs then when it boots I get an error 'XFS: bad magic number' and it stops
loading. If I run xfs_repair on md0 then it finds no errors
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Kai Leibrandt
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 01:11
> To: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Redhat 9 XFS 1.2 ISO - wont boot on Dell Poweredge 2500
> It's also conceivable to install using ext3 on all partitions (so you
> can do all the partition setup using anaconda), then install all the 1.2
> rpm's (kernel and cmds) from oss.sgi.com, reboot with the 1.2 installer
> for 8.0 into rescue mode, mount a temporary nfs backup volume, tar
> everything up onto it, mkfs.xfs the respective filesystems, untar,
> re-install grub and bob's your uncle. Did this with RH9 a day or two
> after it came out and no problems whatsoever. A bit cumbersome, maybe,
> but works a treat and can be done in 20 minutes for a full install, even
> quicker with gigabit.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Florin Andrei
> > Sent: 23 April 2003 00:40
> > To: Xfs
> > Subject: Re: Redhat 9 XFS 1.2 ISO - wont boot on Dell Poweredge 2500
> > On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 05:09, Gareth Blades wrote:
> > >
> > > I Have 3 SCSI drives (18GB) in the system and I wish to install so
> > > that there are 3 partitions mirrored with the 3rd drive as a hot
> > > spare. 1st partition as the main OS with 4GB 2nd partition as a 1GB
> > > swap mirror. 3rd partition as a 13GB mirror for data.
> > There may be a solution, but it depends on whether or not you
> > need XFS on the "main" (probably /) partition. If you can run
> > another fs on / (like Ext3) and you actually need XFS only on
> > the data partition, you could simply install using the
> > vanilla Red Hat 9 installer, then install the XFS kernel,
> > then the XFS utilities, reboot with the XFS kernel, create
> > the 3rd partition, format it with XFS...
> > That's what i usually do when these conditions are both true:
> > - i don't need XFS on /
> > - the XFS installer has some issues on that particular platform
> > --
> > Florin Andrei
> > "You can't go to Windows Update
> > and get a patch for stupidity." - Kevin Mitnick