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[zeratul2@wanadoo.es: Bug#102811: grub: cannot access newer ext2 filesystems]



Hi,

was wondering if anyone could suggest how to handle this bug.  It is
fixed in new versions of grub.

Thanks.

----- Forwarded message from Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es> -----

> From: Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es>
> Reply-To: Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es>, 102811@bugs.debian.org
> To: submit@bugs.debian.org
> Subject: Bug#102811: grub: cannot access newer ext2 filesystems
> X-Debian-PR-Message: report 102811
> X-Debian-PR-Package: grub
> X-Debian-PR-Keywords: 
> X-Virus-Scanned: by AMaViS perl-10
> 
> Package: grub
> Version: 0.5.93.1
> Severity: important
> 
> Actual version of grub is unable to access newer ext2 filesystems created by the potato installation program.
> 
> On such program, user is asked something like "Do you want to retain linux 2.0 compatibility?" when creating a new ext2 fs.
> 
> I'm not completely sure, but i believe filesystems created by saying "No" to that question don't work with Grub because it uses
> code similar to the one in linux 2.0.
> 
> Note that i've installed a newer version from the upstream sources and it works properly.
> 
> I'd suggest to either remove Grub from the stable distribution or, if 'testing' Grub works ok,  move it from 'testing' to 'stable'.
> 
> Regards.
> 
> -- System Information
> Debian Release: 2.2
> Kernel Version: Linux aragorn 2.2.18pre21 #1 Sat Nov 18 18:47:15 EST 2000 i586 unknown
> 
> Versions of the packages grub depends on:
> ii  libc6          2.1.3-18       GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
> ii  libncurses4    4.2-9          Shared libraries for terminal handling
> 
> 
> --
> Robert Millan                Debian GNU user
> zeratul2 wanadoo es    http://getyouriso.org/
> 

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