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Re: which upgrade path from woody?

Karl Hasselström wrote:

On 2004-07-26 21:50:14 -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:

On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 12:40:19AM +0200, Karl Hasselstr?m wrote:

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
The other ancient bogeyman was booting. Any restrictions on having
/boot be on a reiserfs?

I haven't tried that, mostly out of laziness. You would probably want
a kernel with reiserfs linked statically and not as a module (unless
some initrd magic makes it work anyway), but other than that, I don't
think there should be any problems.

I would expect no problem if you're using lilo: lilo is supposed to be able to boot anything the host OS can navigate and the BIOS read.

For grub:
man grub
info grub

I don't see a lot of point in having /boot as a resiserfs partition: it's write rarely, read occasionally so performance isn't an issue. I gather some folk read it ro or not at all, except when required for kernel upgrades.

As I understand it, the kernel does not need to read /boot at all: the initial ramdisk is read by the boot mangler.



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