[lug] Moving /
Michael D. Hirsch
mdhirsch at mail.com
Thu Apr 25 01:33:04 MDT 2002
Timothy C. Klein writes:
> * 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.
Yes, that is true. And I think it is a little slower for lots of
> > 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.
You are right. If you are running lilo 21.6 or later you are okay
according to the FAQ at http://www.namesys.com/. Thanks, I didn't
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