New Installer & ReiserFS
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I just finished trying the new installer (from unstable). Works great --
except it won't let me do an installation to ReiserFS (I wound up moving the
results over to ReiserFS with tar once the installation completed -- what a
pain)! Spent a day digging around and finally came across the reason in bug
> reassign -1 linux-kernel-di-alpha
> retitle -1 dont provide reiserfs modules
> * Helge Kreutzmann <email@example.com> [2004-05-26 18:15]:
> > > For root, you mean?
> > In generally the consensus seems that Reiser should be avoided on
> > alpha (at least on rh-axp and debian-alpha), for any partition.
> In this case, no reiserfs modules should be provided for alpha.
> (Maybe the same goes for XFS.)
I must say I would very much disagree and would like to see this reversed!
I did have some problems with kernel 2.4.18 when I first installed it (nearly
two years ago), but have been using it exclusively ever since on about five
Alpha boxes (with various 2.4.18+ and 2.6.x kernel versions) and have had
absolutely no problem at all.
Could others please share their (semi recent) experiences?
Thanks & Later! -T
PS: Apart from not being able to install under my favorite filesystem, the
new installer works great (I did both a bootp/tftp and a cdrom-mini install
on a PWS500au)! Congrats to all involved. : )
PPS: Maybe there should be a note somewhere in the guide that says you (or at
least I had to) to pass "root=/dev/ram ramdisk_size=16384 devfs=mount,dall"
in the flags when booting off a network device to do a bootp/tftp install...
Tyson Whitehead (-twhitehe at uwo.ca -- 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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