[olug] debian+reiserfs

Adam Lassek hayai2 at cox.net
Thu Mar 7 04:14:22 UTC 2002

Thanks, Nate. Good to see they finally included Reiser support.

Is Ximian still a pain to install in Woody?

On Tue, 2002-03-05 at 23:43, Nate Rotschafer wrote:
> Ok let me clarify this for those people interested in it as all of my debian 
> machines (now 2 soon to be 4) are running with ReiserFS.  You need to 
> download the bf2.4 disk images and make them into disks.  You can find these 
> at: 
> http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-i386/current/images-1.44/bf2.4/
> This assumes a couple of things....1) You want to use the testing branch 
> "Woody" which is not unstable in my experience and 2) you have a high speed 
> internet connection to do a net install from.  Now all you really need are 
> the rescue, and root disks because the drivers can be downloaded over the 
> network; however, I would RECOMMEND you download the driver disks in case 
> your NIC is not directly supported.  These boot disks support ReiserFS, 
> EXT3, EXT2.  You can create all partitions you normally would ReiserFS 
> except that you should create /boot as ext2 just in case there are problems 
> (though I have heard you can make it reiser with newer boot managers).  
> Obviously you boot off the rescue and go through the normal process and 
> insert the root disk when prompted and from there on out it should be a 
> pretty std. Debian install.  Anymore questions just let me know!!!
> Thanks,
> Nate Rotschafer
> >From: Christopher Cashell <topher at zyp.org>
> >Reply-To: olug at olug.org
> >To: olug <olug at bstc.net>
> >Subject: Re: [olug] debian+reiserfs
> >Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 22:14:16 -0600
> >
> >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/
> >
> >--
> >Christopher
> >
> ><< attach3 >>
> "Only those who think know, but those wo know always think."
> Nate Rotschafer
> Millard West High School
> Omaha, NE
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