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Re: XFS as Root partition

To: pongheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Tan Pong Heng)
Subject: Re: XFS as Root partition
From: Jim Mostek <mostek@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 09:02:59 -0600 (CST)
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <38E60CA8.1510A72D@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> from "Tan Pong Heng" at Apr 01, 2000 10:50:16 PM
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx

You are the first one to try to actually run at all with XFS as the root
partitition. I'm guessing that you set-up the root and
then tried to reboot with a different kernel pointing at
the XFS root. Right? 
See our work items list in oss.sgi.com/project/xfs/todos.html  

Have you tried XFS as /usr? This would be a good first step.



>Hi, I am new to the list. I have just install the linux-XFS and created
>a 4GB partition
>for XFS. I have some problems that I would like to report.
>(BTW - my system is a BP6 with dual celeron 366, 128MB RAM, a 20GB
>Maxtor on
>  the ATA66 channel.)
>1) My first try was to include all options for XFS - which include the
>META option.
>     This cause a hard hang on one of the CPU. After reading one of the
>recent message,
>     I turned that off and was able to copy my 4GB / to the XFS - which
>    hanged.
>2) While the second try seems to work properly - I was not able to boot
>the system
>    with the XFS root partition. The boot process hanged before init
>run. (/boot is
>    a small ext2.) Is this a known problem? And, is there a work around?
>Other than these, XFS seems to ork - but than again, I did not try out
>enough yet -
>haven't decided on how best to load it beside using it as /....

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