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Bug 162396 - grub-install doesn't with XFS filesystem
grub-install doesn't with XFS filesystem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-07-03 23:19 EDT by Lonni J Friedman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-06 17:05:45 EDT
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Description Lonni J Friedman 2005-07-03 23:19:23 EDT
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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?

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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.

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Comment 1 Peter Jones 2005-07-06 17:05:45 EDT
xfs is completely unsupported.
Comment 2 Lonni J Friedman 2005-07-06 17:19:01 EDT
Huh???  Why are you shipping a kernel that includes XFS as a filesystem if its
"completely unsupported"?

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?

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