Bug#255169: installation report: SGI Indigo2 (r4k IP22)
Julien BLACHE wrote:
> >> Disappointment : no XFS support :(((((
> >> The bootloader installation went fine, but, unfortunately, it doesn't
> >> handle a separate /boot partition, so the machine couldn't reboot.
> > Well, the firmware has no problem with booting from arbitrary
> > partitions, so a separate /boot makes little sense, and arcboot
> > doesn't support it. This should be documented better.
> d-i should either workaround the "problem" (as I did), or it shouldn't
> offer to create a /boot partition that will lead to a non-booting
> machine :)
Rather the latter, I think.
> /boot makes sense in my case, because I intend to use XFS on this
> machine, and I think arcboot doesn't handle XFS.
If XFS is in a module, you still need a non-XFS /.
> Moreover I plan to do
> some tests on the machine, and should it crash, I'd like to keep /boot
> safe, so it can still boot and recover.
Well, I'd suggest a backup + netboot in that case. :-)