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Re: grub disaster with FC4 & XFS

To: James Pearson <james-p@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: grub disaster with FC4 & XFS
From: Aly Dharshi <aly.dharshi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 11:12:32 -0600
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That would be excellent, I have asked the FC mailing list for ideas on how to get this in the main stream anaconda without having to type linux xfs all the time at the install boot prompt to get XFS support.

I don't understand why they are so resistant to adding XFS and ReiserFS support to FC and Anaconda. I would be very interested in knowing the reason.



James Pearson wrote:
RH's anaconda folks have already stated that XFS is 100% unsupported, and
they have refused to do anything to fix any problems with it, including
ignoring my question as to why they're shipping XFS support in FC if they
have no intention of fixing its bugs.

It might be worth trying - they did add the xfs_freeze patch (which doesn't work most of the time), even though RedHat say anything to do with XFS will be automatically marked 'WONTFIX' - see:


You never know, they might be willing to accept a patch that fixes the problem - as it may keep people that have this problem off their back ...

If I can get some confirmation from others that this work around does 'fix' the problem, then I'll see what can be done ...

James Pearson

Aly Dharshi

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