On Tue, 2010-09-07 at 01:57 +0100, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> On 09/05/2010 10:20 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 05:18:07AM -0700, Boris Derzhavets wrote:
> >> > Note about disk partitioning: Make /boot partition the primary (first)
> >> partition and choose the filesystem type as "ext3" (not "ext4" - which
> >> is
> >> the default)
> >> Could you , please , explain why ?
> > It's "just in case". It's not really required.
> > I prefer making sure every tool out there can read /boot partition
> > to avoid problems :)
> pvgrub can't handle ext4 partitions, and does so in a non-obvious way
> (often by just going into a spin loop...).
There are ext4 patches in various distro grub1 packages, such as those
which inspired the patch in 20652:c6ee21dca848 to pygrub/libfsimage.
If someone were looking for a project then rebasing pvgrub onto one of
the grub1 distro patchsets which is actively maintained would be useful.
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