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Re: XFS installer for Fedora 1

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Subject: Re: XFS installer for Fedora 1
From: Keith Matthews <keith_m@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 19:08:25 +0000
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On 06 Nov 2003 12:47:01 -0600
Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 11:56, Mike Burger wrote:
> 
> > Does anyone know if the SuSE distribution currently includes XFS
> > support?
> 
> Yes, SuSE was one of the early supporters of XFS.
> 
>
Despite the 8.1 system saying something like 'are you sure you want to
use XFS, its still experimental'.

BTW, if anyone wants to use SuSE to re-install without reformatting any
of the filesystems - DONT. the installer as of 8.1 has no way for the
user to specify the f/s type and assumes it is ext2/3. Certainly ext3 is
the value put in the new fstab. ext2.fsck then comes along and tries to
check it, complaining bitterly as it goes which implies the FS magic
number has been overwritten (God only knows why if the f/s is not to be
reformatted). If it was XFS the result is a completely trashed
superblock.

I have not checked 8.2.

The RH and Slackware installers check, detect correctly and ask the user
to confirm.


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