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[opensuse] Re: grub no longer being maintained? so Suse drops support for XFS boot?
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 19:13:44 +0200
  • Message-id: <h13b4a$f26$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Both hdb3 and hdb5 start on the same track - so if you put anything on
the start of hdb3 it could overwrite hdb5. Unless...

same track, but same sector?

fdisk -lu

Disque /dev/sda: 500.1 Go, 500107862016 octets
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 secteurs
Units = secteurs of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb283ec8b

Périphérique Amorce Début Fin Blocs Id Système
/dev/sda1 63 104872319 52436128+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 * 104872320 976768064 435947872+ f W95 Etendu (LBA)
/dev/sda5 104872383 109081349 2104483+ 82 Linux swap /
Solaris
/dev/sda6 109081413 151027064 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 151027128 255899384 52436128+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 255899448 976768064 360434308+ 83 Linux

you see, boot is on extended, first swap sector (part5) is 104872383
when extended (part 2) begins on 104872320

If I understand well (no sure :-(), only stage 1 have to be in fixed
position id est here on a sector, may be extended partition definition
sector -

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 déc. 3 2008 stage1

stage 1 is less than one sector size.

After that grub goes directly to stage 1.5 XF (-rw-r--r-- 1 root root
9544 déc. 3 2008 xfs_stage1_5)

the debian link I quoted
(https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+source/grub/+bug/8058) seems to
say the problem is to have the XFS file system write really the file
to the disk during the grub install phase.




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