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Re: How to install FC5 on XFS?



Stephen Smalley wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 10:02 -0400, David Cantrell wrote:
> > Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-05-02 at 00:41 +0000, zyk hotpop com wrote:
> > > > I am trying to install FC5 on XFS. I have been using FC on XFS since FC3 and install processes always had been very smooth. 
> > > > It seems that FC5 (or Anaconda) does not accept /boot on XFS filesystem. Did anyone have success to install FC5 on XFS partition?
> > > > Thanks.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > I believe that is intentional. There are wide spread reports on problems
> > > with booting off a XFS partition. 
> > > 
> > > For example, http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20060501#tips
> > > 
> > > Note that other filesystems besides Ext3 is provided only for migration
> > > reasons and not testing is being done on them.
> > 
> > Boot up the installer with:
> > 
> >    linux xfs
> > 
> > (This also works to enable reiserfs:  linux reiserfs)
> > 
> > You will have to create partitions manually.  Anaconda does restrict
> > /boot to ext3, but your other filesystems can be xfs or reiserfs.  Note
> > that it's 100% completely unsupported and bugs opened about xfs and
> > reiserfs are closed wontfix (unless it's actually interesting).
> > 
> > It's also worth noting that XFS and Reiserfs don't work with SELinux, so
> > if you want to use XFS or Reiserfs, be sure to disable selinux in your
> > grub boot options and in /etc/sysconfig/selinux.
> 
> XFS should work with SELinux.  There was temporary breakage in 2.6.14
> and 2.6.15 due to the introduction of atomic inode labeling support, but
> 2.6.16 should work again.

Ahh...good to know then.

Thanks,

-- 
David Cantrell
Red Hat / Westford, MA


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