grub installer failing on jfs during basic install script

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Sep 20 22:46:43 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 11:16:46PM +0200, Ingo Huber wrote:
> I know debian installer will warn me if I want to run grub on jfs or 
> xfs. So I install lilo instead, and switch to grub later on. But, as 
> grub will install like charm later, why isn't it doing during basic 
> installation???

At least as far as XFS goes, it appears to be a race condition.
Sometimes you get lucky and it works without a problem: you may never be
able to reproduce the problem on a given machine. Sometimes you'll be
unlucky, and there seem to be machines where it never shows up.

As yet, as far as I know, there's been no full diagnosis of the problem
in Debian.

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]

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