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Re: woody boot floppies

On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 01:56:40PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> "John H. Robinson, IV" <jhriv@ucsd.edu> writes:
> > while i am waiting on my debian developer application, i would like to
> > work with the boot floppy developers on making a reiserfs enabled
> > installer.
> Yeah, checking out the sources with anonymous CVS and patching from
> there would be best.
> > the drawback is that it is _yet another flavour_, and currently,
> > reiserfs is available only for the i386 architecture.
> Why should it be another flavor?  Why not just a modification to the
> existing flavors?  Is there something about reiserfs which makes it
> incompatible 

IIRC, ReiserFS had some issues with NFS last time I used it..
This may have been corrected by now, but 5 months ago or so the
consensus was "don't use NFS with ReiserFS".

Also, lilo must have the -notail option in order to boot a
ReiserFS ( non-ext2fs even? ) partition. 

> > of course the intention remains to fit as seemlessly into the installer
> > as possible. i do not know if you have looked at my current potato
> > install disks http://chao.ucsd.edu/debian/boot-floppies/ or not, but i
> > tried to keep things as seemeless as possible.
> -- 
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

Rob Helmer

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