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Bug#985463: debian-installer: kernel complains about /boot partition in LVM install (ext2 filesystem being mounted at /boot supports timestamps until 2038)

On 3/18/21 9:08 PM, Charles Curley wrote:

How much memory does the computer have?

It is a VM with 1GB of RAM.

On my FIT-PCs, using the same
installer (but with firmware), I see that debian installer (d-i) goes
to ext2 rather than ext4. They have 228Mi of physical memory. On my IBM
R51, with 1.2Gi of physical memory, I do not see this; I get ext4.

It is strange that the choice of FS depends on the amount of RAM.  Did you use LVM on both systems?

[...] and I don't know how to check the size of my inodes.

You can see it with tune2fs, for instance:

# tune2fs -l /dev/sda1
Inode size:               256

But my work-around is to upgrade from ext2 to ext4, like so:

tune2fs -O extent,huge_file,flex_bg,dir_nlink,extra_isize,has_journal\

I think that changing inode sizes can only be done by recreating the FS.

N.b.: Apparently on an upgrade like this, we can't do metadata_csum or

32->64 bits can be done, but that's another story...

I don't know if it will solve your problem, but you are welcome to try

Thanks, but what I usually do is to get rid of the /boot partition.  However that leaves a small unused disk space at the beginning of the disk.


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