Re: reiserfs installation
the problem being, I have the following partitions:
going to be a FreeBSD installation.
so can that be done? It seems to me - not easily :)
But is there a way of doing it before installing?
On Monday 30 April 2001 15:47, Oki DZ wrote:
> Renai LeMay wrote:
> > I've been using reiserfs on my /doc partition for a while, and am very
> > impressed with it's performance.
> It is fast, indeed. And fsck'ing no more :-)
> > A question - is it possible to install a reiserfs version of debian?
> > how is this done? I think I saw something about resierfs-boot floppies a
> > while back.
> If you have an already running Debian system, then it would be easier to
> convert the partitions into reiserfs; provided that you have enough
> space on an unused partition. For example, if you have a /usr partition,
> then you can copy all the files in the partition into your mounted
> unused partition. Say, it was mounted on /mnt, then copy the files
> using: cp -avf /usr/* /mnt. Then on the /etc/fstab, redirect whatever
> device that was mounted on /usr to the device mounted on /mnt. Do the
> same for /var. It is pretty tedious and error prone (meaning: if it's
> the only system you use, there's a probability that it wouldn't be able
> to be booted).
> I think it would be great if Debian has a filesystem converter program,
> that can be run as, e.g., easily as: convert2reiserfs /usr
> which would be run when the system is booted (right before the partition
> is mounted).
> Problem is, with all the above copying files procedure, you'd be left
> with the root partition that is always mounted read-only. Because it is
> read-only, reiserfs "replays" the transaction log, well, on a read-only
> filesystem. I don't know what the consequences of it; mesg only says
> (approx.) "warning, replaying transaction log on a read-only
> filesystem". It's a warning, not an error. So, the log might be replayed
> correctly, or might be not.