Reiserfs boot floppies for Debian?
Re: Debian Floppies/ReiserFS
Do you have a set of install floppies I can download and have a look
at? What was involved in creating them?
I built a box today with Reiserfs... Here's how.
It's going to be my workstation at my new job. Starting with a
potato CD, I partitioned the hard drive with a 64Mb /root in hda1, 2
127 Mb partitions, and another filling the rest of the drive. One of
the 127Mb partitions I marked as swap, the other as Linux, and the
large partition is Linux.
I mounted the 127Mb partition as /, and the 64Mb one as /boot. Both,
of course, are ext2fs. I installed a very minimal potato, got the
network running, did a dist-upgrade to woody, then installed
mkreiserfs and devfsd with apt-get. I then telnetted to a workmate's
box (running Suse), where he'd made an account for me to use. I
downloaded the linux-2.4.0-test9 source from ftp.kernel.org, along
with the matching reiserfs patch from ftp.debian.org. I patched,
... , and finally ftp'd the kernel and modules to the new box, set it
up, and rebooted.
Then, it was a simple matter of formatting the filesystem with
mkreiserfs and using cp -a and mkdir to set it up. I fixed up
/etc/fstab and lilo.conf, ran lilo, then rebooted. Now I have Debian
Woody with a reiserfs /. I hope that dpkg performance is improved by
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