Bug#222630: acknowledged by developer (no longer uses ext2)
On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 12:39:17PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 07:55:53AM -0800, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 10:37:27AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > > partconf no longer offers ext2 as a choice, so this bug is resolved.
> > > Yoiks, what about people who want ext2?
> > Erm. Yeah. Please keep. hurd-i386 only has ext2 and ufs as reasonable
> > choices right now.
> I've not gotten definite proof that aboot (Alpha bootloader) will handle
> ext3 partitions altogether correctly, so this would be a problem there
> as well.
Also, the pegasos OF can boot from ext2 partitions, but it knows nothing
about ext3. I know that a cleanly unmounted ext3 can pass for an ext2,
but i believe that this is not a safe way to handle it.