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Re: [opensuse] Re: grub no longer being maintained? so Suse drops support for XFS boot?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:48:28 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0906141231160.4094@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Saturday, 2009-06-13 at 22:24 -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:


Perhaps you should express your concerns over the drop of XFS support
due to grub's overwriting disk data, and hope your system doesn't
become corrupt before the issue is fixed?

There is no drop of XFS support.

Instead, and following recommendations from the XFS people, it is not recommended to put grub in an XFS partition. You may ignore the recommendation and it may work for you; some do so. Or it may not work. They simply warn that it is not safe (and I suppose YaST refuses (or issues a stiff warning) to configure as such).

Notice that this issue has been always present, it is not new: it was
simply not recognized or known. It is not a "drop of support", it is a
new warning for a, previously ignored, old situation.

You can follow the recommended, time proved, practice of having a separate /boot partition in ext2 format, then root can be XFS (or anything).

Having a /boot partition is still the only configuration that is ensured to work on all cases. Yes, in this 21st century.

If you don't like that, complain to XFS and Grub people, not SUSE/Novell - and remember that the 1.xx version of grub is frozen and the 2.xx is not finished, so we are stuck.

Or, you can complain to Novell so that they reinstate Lilo as supported - in which proposal, every body will be ignored, I'm afraid. I tried.

Money mandates.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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