Re: which upgrade path from woody?
On 2004-07-26 10:37:15 -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> (2) Copy the entire Debain woody partition, replacing the Mandrake
> partition, adjusting .etc.fstab o the new partition so it points to
> itself, adding the copy as an additional entry to lilo.conf, making
> /home symlink to the existing /home on the old woody,
I assume you mean mounting the existing home partition as /home.
> I heard a long time ago that the reiser file system couldn't handle
> some special files, such as Hene i've avoided using it for my root
> partition. the ones in /dev. Is this still a problem in sarge or
> testing? Is it a problem in woody?
I've run reiserfs on a few Debian boxes for a year or two now, and the
bogeymen haven't come for me yet, so I'd say it's not a problem.
> Are there any issues in sharing a reiser partition between woody and
> sargs? Are there version incompatibilities that will kill me if I'
> not careful?
There shouldn't be. Filesystem tools tend to be very
backwards-compatible, and besides both woody and sid use reiserfs 3.6
Karl Hasselström, firstname.lastname@example.org