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From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Comments on the new "from source" (build) CD Installation page
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 18:33:05
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Comments on the new "from source" (build) CD Installation page by Collins Richey
1 On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 06:22:40PM +0700, Collins Richey wrote:
2 > Congratulations on a fine document. I like the new style - finally a
3 > date last updated!!!
4 >
5 > Having installed and worked with _rc5 and various other distros in the
6 > past few months, I've come across one glitch in the otherwise letter
7 > perfect installation process - the grub vs. lilo issue.
8 >
9 > I (and perhaps others in your audience) have a multi-boot machine.
10 > I'm currently running from a jblinux distro while waiting for _rc6 to
11 > jell, although I still boot from _rc5 from time to time. jblinux is
12 > probably the only distro to offer an XFS file system. Unfortunately
13 > the good folks at grub have never heard of XFS, so lilo is the only
14 > way to boot from an XFS partition. You should offer lilo as an
15 > alternative, or at least warn people that it may not be a good thing
16 > to write grub to their mbr, if they have other bootable distros to
17 > worry about.
19 As long as the *boot* partition isn't XFS, all should go well. The root
20 partition should still be able to be XFS, since it is accessed directly
21 by the kernel.
23 Best Regards,
25 --
26 Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
27 Chief Architect/President
28 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Comments on the new "from source" (build) CD Installation page Collins Richey <erichey2@××××.com>