Fwd: testing ubuntu for the first time

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Sun Sep 19 23:50:20 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 01:32:07AM +0200, Guillem Cantallops Ramis wrote:
> - I wanted to try JFS. After the automatic partition setup (it's a
> test machine, I used the whole hard drive) I just modified the root
> partition's filesystem from the default ext3 to jfs. The installation
> continued perfectly (mounted root to /target, bootstraped system,
> copied files, whatever). And then, I was rebooted into my new, shiny,
> and _non-booting_ Ubuntu system. I think it was because yaboot
> couldn't read JFS.


> It also happened with my previous Debian Sarge installation on PowerPC
> and XFS, I think. Of course I fixed it reinstalling with an extra
> partition, a small one with ext3, for /boot. Suggestion: at least,
> warn users when their partition setup leads to a non-bootable system
> due to known limitations of yaboot.

Could you file a bug about that, please? Package partman-jfs, assign to
cjwatson at canonical.com. A warning such as the one you suggest was added
recently in Debian, so it's just a matter of pulling in the fix.


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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