As far as i know, Ext4 is stable and out now (right?). So is it going to be the default file system in 11.2 version?
It will be an potion
Interesting. Will it be possible to switch from ext3 to ext4 when upgrading?
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:46:02 +0000, TheMask wrote:
> Interesting. Will it be possible to switch from ext3 to ext4 when
From what I’ve read about ext4, you should be able to move from ext3 to
ext4 in a way that’s similar to how you can move from ext2 to ext3.
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Good to hear. I guess it will just integrate fine once the upgrade is coming. Love it!
That’s a good move, i guess
But actually grub (0.97) doesn’t support booting from an ext4, right?
Running Factory for months now, with GRUB and ext4 on /, /home. So GRUB supports booting from ext4 filesystem partition, or I am living a miracle
You’re probably running a patched GRUB.
Tell me: Will GRUB in OpenSuse 11.2 final support ext4? It certainly should - as OpenSuse decided themselves to make ext4 default for the upcoming final.
I’ve tryed to make the following config:
/dev/sda1 = /boot type EXT4 (was ext3 in Opensuse 11.1)
/dev/sda2 = / type xfs
/dev/sda3 = /home type xfs
/dev/sda4 as swap
OpenSuse 11.2 ends it’s install and give me desktop.
BUT when I reboot , I’m stopped at the initrd loader line, at the very beginning.
Is ext4 implemened in grub if I do a /boot partition type ext4?
Any (other) idea?
Yes ext4 is supported by GRUB by the e2fs_stage1_5 and it is the default filesystem type. Personally I use an ext2 boot partition for simplicity and avoid use of journal there.
The release notes mention issues with the boot loader. Can you explain exactly what happens what is shown on screen when “BUT when I reboot , I’m stopped at the initrd loader line, at the very beginning.”
Then can see if re-installing GRUB, or altering /boot/grub/menu.lst is required.
Thx for the answer. I wil make some further test and be back.
Right now I’ve removed all my disk on HighTech Point PCI-X to Sata Raid.
Mounting my partitions on (only) the main Gigabyte motherboard, with only 4 sata II disks, seems to work.
No I’ll reattach my other disk and see when the bug comes.
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