Tips and Tricks: Using GRUB with XFS

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I became convinced that XFS was the best thing since sliced pickles. As it turned out, the very next day I needed to install Ubuntu Breezy on a friend's machine, and it was a no-brainer to go with XFS.

I've installed Breezy quite a few times already, and I know that by default it chooses GRUB as its boot manager. So I was really surprised when I found that LILO, rather than GRUB, wound up on my friend's hard disk. Was I hallucinating? Had I been kidnapped by aliens, and they were now controlling my brain with radio waves? Perhaps, but even after I put on my tinfoil hat, LILO was still there.

So be it. Even if it is a hallucination, LILO isn't that bad. I could live with it, and my friend (who wouldn't know GRUB from an earthworm) was oblivious.

However, my tinfoil hat really took a beating the next day when I decided to install the all-new Ubuntu Dapper Beta on my laptop. The installation process was identical to Breezy, and there were no surprises... until the very end when this message popped up:

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