[lug] Moving /
Timothy C. Klein
teece at silverklein.net
Thu Apr 25 21:07:15 MDT 2002
* hirsch at zapmedia.com (hirsch at zapmedia.com) wrote:
> I have three suggestions. First, why reiserfs? In my experience ext3
> is as good for most purposes, and you can convert that in place.
Havne't benchmarked myself, but I have read that with dirs that have
lots of small files, reiser is 10-15 times better than ext2/ext3.
> Second, given that you want to convert to reiserfs, make the partition
> /dev/hda10 and mount it on say /spare with
> mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda10 -o notail
> The "-o notail" is important. It tells reiserfs not to try to save
> space by having lots of files put their leftover data in a shared
> sector. You need to do this so lilo will work. If you have a
> separate /boot partition this is the partition to mount notail. With
> reiser you really should have a separate /boot partition.
I don't think the notail is strictly needed anymore. I think the
problem was fixed. At least, I have ran root from a reiser partition, I
didn't use that option, and all worked fine.
== Timothy Klein || teece at silverklein.net ==
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