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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: pygrub and F12 rawhide

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 09:50:08AM -0400, John Levon wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 03:19:02PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > >>What is your host?  Does your e2fsprogs support ext4?
> > >
> > >I'm using libfsimage not e2fsprogs.
> > 
> > Internally, libfsimage will most likely use libext2fs, which Red Hat 
> > distributions place in e2fsprogs-{devel,libs}.  So, if your host is for 
> I'm not using that but the native ext2 code in libfsimage. Solaris
> doesn't have libext2fs :)
> > Instead, if you compiled xen on your own, make sure you have 
> > e2fsprogs-devel (or equivalent) installed, otherwise libfsimage will use 
> > its internal ext2 implementation---which definitely does not work with 
> > ext4, and I don't know about ext3.
> The native ext3 works up to and including F11 certainly. The ext3
> (specified via kickstart) in F12 doesn't seem to work. I suppose I can
> dig through the latest grub sources, ho hum.
> I presume that ext4 support is in real grub somewhere then?

On Fedora 11/12 if xen is built with e2fsprogs-devel installed, pygrub
supports ext4. 

If xen is built _without_ e2fsprogs-devel installed, then there's only ext3
support in pygrub.

-- Pasi

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