[Debootloaders-yaboot] Bug#559853: yaboot: Yaboot does not handle ext4 root partition?

Rick Thomas rbthomas at greybox.rcthomas.org
Mon Dec 7 07:12:29 UTC 2009

Package: yaboot
Version: 1.3.13a-1
Severity: normal

I installed a squeeze" system (using the sid d-i netinst image) and just for fun I 
decided to try setting root up as an ext4 filesystem.

All went well until the reboot into the new system.

It complained about the filesystem being corrupt and refused to boot.

I was able to boot into an ext3 partition by naming it in response to the
"boot:" prompt.

I have not tried reinstalling from the same CD with root as an ext3 filesystem,
so I can't immediately rule out something besides root=ext4 as the causative
factor, but it sure seems like it's a possibility.

Anybody else seen this?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages yaboot depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-2   GNU C Library: Shared libraries

Versions of packages yaboot recommends:
ii  hfsutils                      3.2.6-11   Tools for reading and writing Maci
ii  powerpc-utils                 1.1.3-24   Various utilities for Linux/PowerP

yaboot suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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