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Bug#378123: debian-installer: Installing /boot on a XFS makes the system not bootable

Package: debian-installer
Severity: important


I tried debian-installer on an iBook G4 with the 20060711 image (IIRC),
and after the install the system didn't boot. The kernel panics (it will
fail uncompressing the initrd). Seems to be a problem with the initrd
living in an XFS partition. Making a ext3 partition for /boot fixed it.

The problem is reported in Ubuntu:

Since I don't expect the fix to be easy, some kind of warning would be
nice, to avoid making users go crazy with this.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-rc1
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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