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SDB:XFS in SUSE LINUX 9.1

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Version: 9.1

Symptom

Your attempt to format a partition with XFS during the installation of SUSE LINUX 9.1 fails.

Cause

A bugfix for a memory leak in XFS is responsible for this bug. The kernel crashes when you try to mount a partition formatted with XFS. Unfortunately, this bug was detected too late and we could not fix it in time for the final version of SUSE LINUX 9.1.

Solution

The following driver update must be installed in order to use SUSE LINUX 9.1 with XFS.

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/9.1/misc/xfs_hotfix/

An update is available for both architectures: Intel/AMD 32bit (ix86) and AMD64 (x86_64). The driver update can be installed in different ways.

As a CD-ROM:

  • Download the file xfshotfix.<arch>.iso and burn it as a CD. Note that <arch> must be either x86_64 for AMD64/Intel EM64T systems or ix86 for Intel-compatible 32-bit systems.
  • Use the first installation CD/DVD to boot until you reach the stage where you can choose among the various installation options.
  • Press F6.
  • Continue until you are prompted to insert the driver update medium.
  • Extract the installation CD/DVD from the drive and insert the driver update CD created by you.
  • Continue until you are prompted to identify the medium containing the driver update.
  • Select the corresponding device. This is hdX for IDE CDROMs/DVDs. Note that X may vary depending on where your drive is attached to.
  • After confirming the driver update, press Back. Then you will be prompted to insert the installation CD/DVD again.

As a floppy disk

Download the file xfshotfix.<arch>.img and use it to create a floppy disk. Note that <arch> must be either x86_64 for AMD64/Intel EM64T systems or ix86 for Intel-compatible 32-bit systems. For further information on how to create a floppy disk refer to the article SDB:Creating_Boot_and_Modules_Floppy_Disks

  • Use the first installation CD/DVD to boot until you reach the stage where you can choose among the various installation options.
  • Press F6.
  • Continue until you are prompted to insert the driver update medium. After inserting it, confirm with OK.
  • Continue until you are prompted to identify the medium containing the driver update.
  • Select the corresponding device: fd0 for the first floppy drive, fd1 for the second, etc.
  • After confirming the driver update, press Back. The installation will then be resumed.

Other media (USB floppy, USB stick, hard disk)

A driver update can be unpacked on any medium readable during the installation. Download the file xfshotfix.<arch>.tar.gz and unpack it on the medium. For activation purposes, boot your system in the manual installation. Then choose the item Add Driver Update from the Kernel Module menu and select the device where the driver update has been unpacked.

Attention:

SUSE LINUX 9.1 for AMD64/Intel EM64T systems does not support any floppy disk drives during the installation. Thus, a different medium must be used.

Once the installation is completed, install the latest update kernel by means of our on-line update tool YOU.

Some additional information on driver updates is available at:

Update-Media-HOWTO <keyword>xfs,kernel,bug,panic,install,mount,filesystem,filesystem</keyword>