Bug#498879: LILO fails when doing XFS on / on KVM virtual disk
reassign 498879 lilo-installer
retitle 498879 LILO fails when doing XFS on / on KVM virtual disk
On Sunday 14 September 2008, André Luís Lopes wrote:
> I do not use LILO personally, but as I probably will use XFS for
> some future projects, I wanted to know how well supported under d-i it
> was. The installer correctly detected I picked XFS for / and opted to
> install LILO instead of GRUB.
> However, after selecting to install it on the virtual disk MBR
> (/dev/vda, the virtual disk used by KVM), the installer presented me
> with a red screen saying that lilo-installer exited with code 1 and
Are you sure that the problem is XFS? It could also be that lilo does not
support KVM's /dev/vda. That would be my first guess.
If that is the case, the next question is whether the problem is in
lilo-installer or lilo itself.
Can you repeat the installation with a 'set -x' added in lilo-installer's
postinst and send the resulting syslog?
Could you maybe also try / on XFS in an emulator (qemu, virtualbox or
vmware), i.e. on a "normal" hard disk?