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RedHat 7.1 - ReiserFS update disk

Apr 19, 2001, 04:36 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcelo Roberto Jiminez, Miguel Freitas)

[ Thanks to Miguel Freitas for this link. ]

** This is NOT an official RedHat update disk **

We learned a few tricks since our first reiserfs hack in RedHat 7.0: Now we have been able to add reiserfs support in RedHat 7.1 installation using a single update disk. No need to rebuild the images, just write the floppy and use it with the original cds.

Important information:
- RedHat 7.1 ships with lilo 21.4 that doesn't handle ReiserFS partitions. Therefore you MUST create an EXT2 "/boot" partition or your system will not boot.
- The 2.4.2 kernel supplied comes with ReiserFS debuging code enabled. For best performance you should recompile your kernel after installation.
- This update disk allows Anaconda to upgrade an existing ReiserFS system or to install a new one. It will NOT convert EXT2 partitions to ReiserFS.

By the way, we are not RedHat employees nor have any affiliation with RedHat. No warranty is provided, use this update disk at your own risk.

Thanks to the RedHat Linux team for their great and flexible installation system!

For more information and the disk image: http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br

Miguel Freitas
Marcelo Roberto Jimenez

Center for Telecommunications Studies of PUC-Rio
PUC-Rio (Brasil)