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Re: [SLE] DISSAPOINTING: Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.1, fails to read /dev/hda partitions...
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 09:28:44 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405120928.44230.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 12 May 2004 01:56 am, Radu Voicu wrote:
> 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)
>

The explanation was placed on this list about 10 days ago..... A bug was
found too late in the ship process to fix. The kernel will not run with XFS
support on /.



> 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
> unbelievable!!!!
>
>
>
>
> ----- 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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+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 05/12/04 09:25 +
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