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

Rick Thomas rbthomas55 at pobox.com
Tue Dec 8 04:49:44 UTC 2009

Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 16:58 -0500, Rick Thomas wrote: 
>> 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.
> TTBOMK yaboot indeed doesn't support ext4 yet. Where did you get the
> impression that it did?
> grub2 does support it, but is still a little tricky to set up.

I had no reason to expect yaboot to support ext4, now that you mention 
it.  I just thought it would be fun to give it a try.

I don't recall an offer from the installer to try installing grub2.  Is 
there an incantation I'm not aware of that makes that possible?

I assume that a separate /boot partition that is formatted ext2 would 
allow yaboot to do it's thing with a root partition formatted ext4.  Do 
you know for sure?



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