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Bug#801961: debian stretch amd64 netinst: no xfsprogs. xfs on root fails to boot.

Package: debian-installer

I couldn't boot my install so this bug report is by template from docs
and from a different system:

Boot method: usb (iso image)
Image version:

Machine: Asus Eee PC 1001P
Processor: atom
Memory: 2GB
Partitions: gpt - bios_grub + several primary.  dual boot with already
functioning debian os (stretch dist-upgraded from jessie).
Other os on same disk uses xfs on / and no problems.

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [o ]
Detect network card:    [o ]
Configure network:      [o ]
Detect CD:              [ o]
Load installer modules: [o ]
Detect hard drives:     [o ]
Partition hard drives:  [o ]
Install base system:    [o ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [o ]
User/password setup:    [ o]
Install tasks:          [o ]
Install boot loader:    [o ]
Overall install:        [ e]


I chose the largest available freespace and allocated 10GB for / ,
2GB for swap, about 90GB for /home and chose xfs for my root
and /home file systems.  I used the debian installer to partition the
free space and create the file systems.

The system apparently installed perfectly but on booting grub
errored with an error:

"error: not a correct xfs inode"

I chrooted in from systemrescue cd and checked disk UUIDs.  All good.
Ran 'update-initramfs -u -k all', and got message showing that no xfs
utilities were installed.  The installer needs xfsprogs and dependency
libreadline5 (or to fetch them).  Currently install using xfs on / is
_guaranteed_ fail.

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