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Re: grub no longer being maintained? drops support for XFS?

To: "Linda A. Walsh" <suse@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: grub no longer being maintained? drops support for XFS?
From: Sujit Karataparambil <sjt.kar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:57:30 +0530
Cc: SuSE Linux <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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This is an Known Issue. Grub hangs when used With XFS. You could
Try Lilo instead. But does the same with my experiance.

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Linda A. Walsh<suse@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I just saw this bug, https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459792,
> that reports a problem in OpenSUSE with Grub being unable to boot with
> XFS when someone upgraded from OpenSuSE11.0 to OpenSuSE11.1.
> Quote:
> Grub is unable to start if /boot is on xfs partition.
> Found after updating from 11.0 to 11.1.
> Response from Novell:
> ------- Comment #1 From Jiri Srain (jsrain(at)novell(dot)com) 2008-12-18
> 04:24:39 MST -------
> We agreed with product management that /boot on XFS will not be a supported
> bootloader scenario. See relevant thread on factory to see explanations;
> successful booting from XFS is just a pure luck.
> Perhaps if Grub can't support XFS, the default bootloader should
> be upgraded to 'lilo' -- as it still seems to be maintained and still
> supports high performance file systems like XFS.
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