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Re: XFS installer for Fedora 1

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Subject: Re: XFS installer for Fedora 1
From: Jameel Akari <jakari@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 13:07:37 -0400 (EDT)
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On Mon, 19 Jul 2004, L. Friedman wrote:

> > install any xfsprogs (mkfs.xfs, xfsdump, etc.) or acl stuff - and the
> > installer won't create XFS partitions - just ext2,ext3.
> That wasn't my experience (and what's an 'XFS partition')?  FC2 installs

It's typo, mostly, obviously I meant "filesystem,"  I'm just thinking of
the installer's Disk Druid partitioning at the same time.

> > system today, though I imagine a RH7.3+XFS -> FC2 upgrade would be
> Personally, i'd be surprised if it turned out well, since XFS support in
> the FC2 installer isn't quite baked yet.

I certainly don't have much faith in it, hence the test system.  The
installer kernel seems to know enough about XFS to mount a fs r/w so in
theory it'll work.  I don't normally have XFS /boot anyway so that much
shouldn't be a problem.

OTOH, the FC2 installer is half-baked in more ways than just XFS support
- I've tried the text mode installer on three different machines and had
it randomly fail on each - so all bets are off.

Well, I'll try it tomorrow, if only to say "Nope, that doesn't work."

sleep 4800;
make clean && make breakfast

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