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[opensuse] Re: grub no longer being maintained? so Suse drops support for XFS boot?
  • From: Heinz Diehl <htd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:49:24 +0200
  • Message-id: <20090612094924.GA12701@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12.06.2009, Linda Walsh wrote:

Weird. I've been booting from xfs with lilo, and more
recently, 'grub', from suse 7.x up to 11.1.

There's a patch around (related to grub-install)
which allows grub to boot from an XFS partition.

The issue was Grub not being able to write to the root directory
if it is formatted as an XFS partition.

Are you shure about that? This should not be related to GRUB at all, the
main problem to have GRUB installed on a XFS formatted partition is
that XFS writes its superblock to sector 0 and the grub installer
overwrites it by default, and this results in not being able to chainload.

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