> I know the FAQ says xfs works well on /, but I have observed this:
> -On a setup using only xfs partitions, lilo will not install the mbr
> correctly. This installation has no ext2 partitions. Have to use a boot
> disk(xfs kernel) to boot with. Lilo does not complain when ran
> -On a setup where /boot is left ext2 and everything else xfs, works
> fine. I just have /boot listed as (ro,defaults) in fstab to prevent its
> corruption. I also observed this during a xfs conversion - when after
> dumping the ext2 system to the new xfs partitions then running lilo to
> create an entry for the xfs setup while it is running on ext2 fs - But
> if I reboot to xfs setup and run lilo - bad news, must use boot disk to
> boot to ext2 setup and run lilo from there....
> Great work so far to the team.
> The kernel is the cvs version from 9/12 or 9/13. IDE drive - 450Mhz
> Jeff H
Yes, I have seen the same thing. I have had a couple of reports of successful
lilo installation, but never achieved it myself.
In my case lilo gets to the LIL- state and hangs. I got as far as running
strace on lilo and looking at the difference. Yhe
Are you using a complex lilo.conf file or just a single kernel entry?