[olug] debian+reiserfs

Christopher Cashell topher at zyp.org
Wed Mar 6 04:14:16 UTC 2002

At Tue, 05 Mar 02, Unidentified Flying Banana Adam Lassek, said:
> Can anybody recommend a debian/woody install disk set that supports
> reiserfs? I was using the ones from digitaltux.org, but when I went to
> download them this time I found that the website was gone. Too bad,
> those were a nice set of disks.

I'd try the new semi-official Debian 'netinst'[1] CD.  The latest image,
from Feb 15th, uses boot-floppies 3.0.19, which includes the new bf2.4
flavor (which is a 2.4.17 kernel, and supports ReiserFS and ext3
natively;-).  This is, of course, assuming you have a fast network
connection and are able to download the rest of the distribution, after
booting the install from the CD.

If you don't have a fast network connection on the machine you're
installing from, I'd use one of the weekly built testing pre-release
CD's available for download[2], or even better, use jigdo[3] to create
your own[4].

The new boot-floppies flavor, bf2.4, was an extremely notable change
with the latest release, as it allows a choice between a 2.2.x kernel
and a 2.4.x kernel for the installation.

> I'm running Mandrake right now... it's nice and all, but rpms are a pain
> in the butt. I want apt-get back ;)

Yeah, life is so much less pleasant without apt-get. ;-)

[1] http://people.debian.org/~ieure/netinst/
[2] http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/
[3] http://atterer.net/jigdo/
[4] http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/


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