Well, it seems to be a reasonable thing to do at first - I could switch
between the old and new setting easy during boot time by either a boot
time parameter or lilo choice. The rest would require editing fstab to
I did noticed another thing though - there is a xfs process running after
booting - and that is the cause of xfs can not be run as /. Since that
may not be started in time for init to be loaded.....
I will try to work out a scheme to test out xfs properly later...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Mostek" <mostek@xxxxxxx>
To: "Tan Pong Heng" <pongheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: XFS as Root partition
> 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 /....