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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [Xen-users] Step-by-step tutorial: Installing Xen 4.

To: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [Xen-users] Step-by-step tutorial: Installing Xen 4.0.1 rpms on Fedora 13 with pvops Linux 2.6.32.x dom0 kernel
From: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 10:07:38 +0100
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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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