Bug 117776 - crashes during bootloader install if / is xfs
Summary: crashes during bootloader install if / is xfs
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Blocks: FC2Target
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Reported: 2004-03-08 13:45 UTC by Stewart Smith
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-11 13:33:05 UTC
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Description Stewart Smith 2004-03-08 13:45:20 UTC
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Description of problem:
If the root partition is xfs (starting the install process with 'linux
xfs'), during the install bootloader step, anaconda stops responding.
From looking at console messages, it seems to have done something, but
possibly not completely written the boot blocks out (as the machine
doesn't actually boot if you press reset).

once / was changed to ext3, the install completed successfully.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make / xfs
2. Install system
3. See system stop doing anything when installing bootloader

Expected Results:  It to work properly, with XFS, out of the box,

Additional info:

Comment 1 Milan Slanař 2004-05-04 12:33:57 UTC
I see the problem in FC2T2 and FC2T3. Install hangs when /boot and /
are xfs. I think I was successful with / xfs and /boot ext3.
Workaround: when install bootloader (grub) hangs -> switch to command
prompt, install grub by hand, then kill grub process, which eats 98%
CPU, switch back to install screen -> success! It can be grub bug.

Comment 2 Ow 2004-06-06 19:09:22 UTC
This problem is still exists on the full FC2 release. Comment #1 from 
Milan "Would" work if he did list out the command to install grub by 

I could still boot into FC2 using my FC1's grub and going into 
command line and typing out

root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz
initrd /boot/initrd.img


Comment 3 Stewart Smith 2004-08-11 13:33:05 UTC
This seems to not be a problem with FC3t1.

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