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Re: grub disaster with FC4 & XFS

To: "Net Llama!" <netllama@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: grub disaster with FC4 & XFS
From: Fabrice Ferrero <fabriceferrero@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 07:18:40 +0200
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Net Llama! a Ãcrit :

Not sure if anyone is aware of this mess of a bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=160444

Basically grub pukes all over itself when trying to interact with XFS filesystems, resulting in an unbootable, or barely bootable FC4 installation.

Any gurus here know of a solution?

Yes, i know, this is really a FC/grub issue, but since its specific to XFS, i thought someone might have run into it and found a workaround and/or fix.

I don't know if it can help you, but I had this problem too, but I installed 3 workstations after this workaround.

- When the grub slpash screen appears, move the line to the selected kernel and edit the last options: replace "root=label=/" by "root=/dev/hda1" (put the good slice corresponding to your / partition)
- Try booting like this
- If all is OK, I suggest you to modify /etc/grub.conf, and change this line to make it safe permanently.


And, for me, I hate the entries in /etc/fstab using label instead of the physical slice. So I replace them also.

Good luck.

FF


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