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Re: reiser support in debian-installer

On Sat, 2003-07-26 at 20:24, Andre Luis Lopes wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 07:17:19PM +0100, Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> <snip>
> > As described by Martin Sjogren at debcamp, the following is needed:
> > (1) a reiserfs kernel module, in its own udeb. Submit a patch to 
> > Herbert Xu to do this; its straightforward, as the module udebs are just
> > repackaged from the current kernel ; examples in the package.
> > 
> > (2) A reiserfsprogs udeb, (built from the reiserfsprogs package, I
> > presume) that provides /sbin/mkfs.reiserfs. (I know that the reiserfs
> > version is actually called mkreiserfs, but the name is important)
> > This shoulde then depend on (1).
> > 
> > Once these exist, the existing fs creation code will spot the reiserfs
> > option and add it to the list. Simple.
> </snip>
> Does this applies to every FS which wants to be supported in d-i as well
> ? I'm surelly interested in having XFS support into d-i (althought I mus
> confess I haven't tried to look if it's already supported).

I believe so, yes, and I believe xfs is not currently supported, but
could be.


Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@computer.org>
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