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Bug#142481: boot-floppies: tries to mount partition as XFS even after reinitialisation

On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 01:08:02AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> See subject. mke2fs and mkreiserfs do not touch the first 100 bytes of
> the partition, but exactly this area (first 4 chars) is used to detect
> the XFS filesystem. 

Yes. Unfortunately XFS is the only (AFAIK) linux filesystem that doesn't
support a boot sector at the front of the partition. (For compatability
with IRIX, which has a sensible boot loader.)

Mike Stone

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