Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162396
grub-install doesn't with XFS filesystem
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
If /boot is using the XFS filesystem, then anaconda (or more appropriately, grub) hangs, using 99% of the CPU when trying to write to the MBR.
This bug just won't die. It existed in FC2 and FC3 and still exists in FC4. For the love of jebus, *please* can someone please fix this?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with all filesystems as XFS
2. When grub is getting written to the MBR, it will hang, and CPU usage hits 99% indefinitely
Actual Results: After the reboot, the system comes to a grub prompt
FC4 is bootable if you manually enter the 'kernel /vmlinuz-...blah blah' command
Expected Results: Installing on XFS results in a fully bootable system that doesn't require inside knowledge of grub.
xfs is completely unsupported.
Huh??? Why are you shipping a kernel that includes XFS as a filesystem if its
How about removing XFS from the kernel if you don't want to support it. What
else in FC4 is 'completely unsupported' yet is shipping?