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Re: Anybody testing ext4 in Fedora 11 Alpha?



Valent Turkovic wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro nyc rr com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:15:19PM -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>>> Will Woods wrote:
>>
>>>> Oh, and by the way.. if you're like me, and you're installing from the
>>>> Live image anyway, you might think: "Hey, I'll migrate the filesystem
>>>> after the install finishes, before I reboot into the new system". Nice
>>>> idea, but if you don't rebuild the initrd after migrating the rootfs to
>>>> ext4, the system won't boot. Yeah, found that out the hard way.
>>>>
>>> Also ... 'migrating' at this point doesn't gain you a lot; only new
>>> files after this will be written in extents format.
>> Lastly keep in mind (it's mentioned in the release notes, but bit at
>> least one friend) that you MUST have a separate ext2 or 3 /boot
>> partition at this point.  The included grub won't boot ext4, so you have
>> to have that.
>>
> 
> What do you mean exactly by "included grub won't boot ext4"? Is there
> some other version of grub that supports ext4? Will that version of
> grub be included in final Fedora 11?
> 
> Valent.
> 

There is a patch, and a bug open, but as of today grub isn't even
building in rawhide so I've not been able to test it ...

I hope we can get it into f11 but no promises; OTOH with the default of
root on lvm, and thereby a need for a separate /boot, I'm not overly
concerned about having ext3 on /boot (compared to, say, making ext4 solid)

-Eric


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