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Re: Placing the root partition on an XFS filesystem is not supported

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Subject: Re: Placing the root partition on an XFS filesystem is not supported
From: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 21:29:41 -0600
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On 2/5/2012 7:58 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On 2/5/12 7:54 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:

>> Oh, grub2 does worse things than that - grub_probe mounts any device
>> that appears to have a valid superblock so it can find out what
>> devices it needs to list in it's boot menu. I found this out when I
>> built a big DM stripe out of disks that used to have filesystems on
>> them.  grub-probe mounted every single device -inside- the stripe
>> and ran log recovery on them, corrupting the new filesystem and
>> quite a bit of data on the DM stripe they were part of....
> 
> Ok, your horror story wins from a pain POV ;)

What's the default bootloader of RHEL/Fedora?  I'm not asking
rhetorically.  I've never used either, and I'm curios if Red Hat went
the grub/grub2 route like SuSE and many/most other distros.

I use strictly Debian/LILO myself.  I was quite relieved when they
decided not to throw LILO out of the distro.  Apparently it had been
abandoned upstream.  Luckily another dev took ownership at the last minute.

-- 
Stan

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