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XFS-1.0 on SGI 1200

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Subject: XFS-1.0 on SGI 1200
From: Florin Andrei <florin@xxxxxxx>
Date: 02 May 2001 17:18:08 -0700
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While installing XFS-1.0 on a SGI1200 with Mylex DAC960 card...

1. When the installer formatted the partitions, i got this:

mkfs.xfs: warning - cannot set blocksize on block device /tmp/rd/c0d0p5:
Invalid argument

...and the same thing for some other partitions, not just c0d0p5

2. After the system rebooted, it couldn't mount /dev/rd/c0d0p1 and
that's /boot on my system. :-/
The idea was to create a small /boot at the beginning of the disk,
formatted with Ext2, and a bunch of other partitions after that,
formatted with XFS.

3. Reinstall, this time with an XFS-formatted /boot
Now, i got the same errors while the installer formatted the partitions.
After reboot, no partition was mounted except for /
For all the other partitions, it complained about not finding the
specific device. :-(

4. At some point during the install, one of the four 36 GB HDD that are
tied into my RAID5 array started to light the red LED, and was marked as
bad by the RAID controller. :-(((

Oh, BTW, i'm using text-mode install.

Florin Andrei

"Bloat is not about being big. Bloat is about being slow and stupid and not
realizing that it's because of design mistakes." - Linus Torvalds

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