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DISSAPOINTING: Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.1, fails to read /dev/hda partitions...
Well, yeah, sadly, I had the same problem, I had /dev/hda2 (root partition)
formatted XFS, but the kernel wasn't able to mount it... I am still
wondering what to do... to boot with an older SuSE distro (8.2, 9.0), and to
update the kernel somehow (there's plenty of updates available - that makes
me wonder if that wasn't a "rush release" - I don't have any excuse for the
SuSE team and I find NO explanation, whatsoever, for leaving the kernel
without XFS support)

I had LOTS of other problems, (no XFS support, slab.c kernel panic, grub not
installable, hunging at start, hunging at installation finish)

I am pretty upset and I feel like I have been let down by the SuSE team, I
wasn't expecting such a mess from a German company

I CAN'T believe that nobody used XFS in the whole BETA team - it seems

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Johnson" <startux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:57 AM
Subject: [SLE] SuSE 9.1, fails to read /dev/hda partitions...

> Got 9.1 yesterday, managed to do a network install onto a secondary
> computer with no problems.
> Tried it today on my main computer, upon the install screen was greeted
> by a message stating that my partitions were not readable by parted and
> nothing basically could be changed. This system did boot fine with 8.2.
> Managed to get the system installed by switching to another terminal and
> then using "partprobe /dev/hda", the installation was then able to see
> /dev/hda's partitions fine. During install I let it download and install
> the newest updates, but on reboot and booting from hard drive I was
> greeted with a kernel panic as once again the 2.6 failed to see the
> partitioning on a master drive.
> Kind of worried about updating whilst in the system, as last time I was
> not able to get back in, even via partprobe, as some modules could not
> be found. Also, noticed that during bootup when the hard drive is
> noticed, right below that it shows th partitions, however with /dev/hda
> it was showing a mazsize statement only.
> Did try acpi off, no dma. Any known fix?
> Thanks,
> Matt
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