Re: Debian alpha install with reiserfs support
Ok. Thank you Tyson. I try to implement your method.
Thank you for all.
--- Tyson Whitehead <email@example.com> escribió: > I'm
running ReiserFS on my PWS500au.
> I had quite a time installing, however, as there was
> some sort of ReiserFS
> bug in the Debian version of kernel 2.4.18 [or
> somewhere around there] that
> crashed or scrambled data or something. I believe
> more recent Debian
> versions are fine (I'm currently running a stock
> 2.4.21 with no problem).
> The easiest way to install it is to make 4
> partitions. Make the first a 20MB
> one or so (if you are using SRM to boot, remember to
> leave 512 sectors or so
> unpartitioned at the start for the aboot image).
> Make the last a swap
> partition. Split the remaining space between the
> second and third.
> Format the third as an ext2 system and install a
> base system onto it. Once
> installed, get the Reiser utilities and format the
> second as a ReiserFS.
> Copy the /boot directory over to the first and
> reconfigure aboot to boot off
> of it (abootconf). You need a copy of
> /etc/aboot.conf on it as well (I moved
> my /etc/aboot.conf to it and simlinked it backed).
> Copy the root file system
> from third to second (correct fstab and aboot.conf
> to set the second as
> Reboot and you're done.
> PS: If you don't want the third partition anymore
> (which you can now reformat
> as Reiser), remove it. Take the boot floppies and
> erase stuff off them that
> you don't need (such as the ext2 utilities). Copy
> the Reiser utilities onto
> it (this usually requires adding libraries as well
> -- check with ldd).
> Boot off the floppy, switch to the console, resize
> the second partition and
> then use resize_reiserfs to extend the file system
> to fill it up.
> Tyson Whitehead (-firstname.lastname@example.org -- WSC-)
> Computer Engineer Dept. of
> Applied Mathematics,
> Graduate Student- Applied Mathematics University
> of Western Ontario,
> GnuPG Key ID# 0x8A2AB5D8 London,
> Ontario, Canada
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