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Re: d-i problems on mips

Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 09:30:30AM +0100, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> > While I'm at it... (cc me, I'm no subscribed)
> > 
> > I installed two SGI Inidgo2s lately using sarge d-i. 
> > Nearly everything went fine, but I came across one specific problem: 
> > It's obvious (at least to me) to use XFS as filesystem on SGI machines, so I
> > wanted to use XFS on /. D-I made the FS, proceeded with installation, but
> > then failed to boot from the disk. p2-mate on #debian-devel then told me
> > that arcboot only supports ext2. 
> > My point is: when it's not possible to use any other FS than ext2/3 on /,
> > then d-i shouldn't offer it or give a clear warning that the system will not
> > be able to boot up with the used bootloader.
> But it probably is possible as long as you make a seperate /boot
> partition that is ext2.

That's exactly not easily possible ATM, since the bootloader expects
to read the config file in /etc. The workaround is to copy the config
to /boot/etc, and make /etc/arcboot.conf a symlink to it. Another thing
to improve in arcboot.


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