Anybody testing ext4 in Fedora 11 Alpha?

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 17:04:09 UTC 2009


On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro at 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.

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