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[opensuse] grub no longer being maintained? drops support for XFS?
  • From: "Linda A. Walsh" <suse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:00:47 -0700
  • Message-id: <4A31E0FF.8050400@xxxxxxxxx>
I just saw this bug,,
that reports a problem in OpenSUSE with Grub being unable to boot with
XFS when someone upgraded from OpenSuSE11.0 to OpenSuSE11.1.

Grub is unable to start if /boot is on xfs partition.
Found after updating from 11.0 to 11.1.

Response from Novell:

------- Comment #1 From Jiri Srain (jsrain(at)novell(dot)com) 2008-12-18 04:24:39 MST -------

We agreed with product management that /boot on XFS will not be a supported
bootloader scenario. See relevant thread on factory to see explanations;
successful booting from XFS is just a pure luck.

Perhaps if Grub can't support XFS, the default bootloader should
be upgraded to 'lilo' -- as it still seems to be maintained and still
supports high performance file systems like XFS.

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