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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:08 am    Post subject: mkreiserfs with 2.6 install Reply with quote

for those people wanting to make a reiserfs partition using the livecd with the 2.6 kernel.

mkreiserfs does not know which version of reiser to use so the syntax is

Code:
mkreiserfs --format 3.6 /dev/hdxx


where hdxx is the drive and partition you are formatting.

yes I know it´s simple but some people just won´t know
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be that version 3.6 is automatically selected?
I just installed from scratch and have formated all discs with reiser 3.6 without using this parameter...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As just said, mkreiserfs automatically uses 3.6 (unless they've changed it recently...)

If you want reiser4, surely you would put in

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mkfs.reiser4 dev/hdxx
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As just said, mkreiserfs automatically uses 3.6 (unless they've changed it recently...)


That is exactly what I said but azlan wrote:
Quote:
mkreiserfs does not know which version of reiser to use


That's why I wondered.

About Reiser4:
Is Reiser4 better than Reiser 3.6? Stable? Never heard of it really...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I wasn't trying to repeat what you said, just agreeing and giving the reiser4 command.

Anyway, it is the 'new' file system from Hans, and it rocks.

The problem is, it is not very stable yet, check out the love-sources threads for more info. I have used it for one partition but had problems unmounting it - there are some workarounds though.

It is worth a trial if you have a spare partition. You will see that it is good 8)

Hopefully won;t be too long before it is marked stable.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:07 am    Post subject: Can't mount after 2.6 and reiserfs install Reply with quote

I can't get 2.6 to mount my reiserfs after install. i was able to install 2.4 and that boots just fine. when i compiled my 2.6 with reiserfs support i get boot errors like such...
"VFS: cant find root on /dev/hda3"
... those are not exact words but you know what im saying. I have 2 other machines with 2.6 and they work fine. I even used genkernel for the 2.6 and that one wouldn't even work.

can my issue be associated with this?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like an error with your grub file, or you didn't compile in support for your ide controller or something, rather than a reiserfs problem.. but I can't be sure..
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:22 am    Post subject: no grub, lilo Reply with quote

no grub, i'm using lilo.

as far as ide, i know what to build in cause i've done it with the 2.4 and it worked.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm and you compiled reiser support direclty into the kernel, and not as a module?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same error when I installed from scratch for 2.6.
Turned out to be a problem with my grub.conf (got the partitions confused due to grub's way of naming them).
Really does not seem to be a ReiserFS problem...
Check your lilo, you might find something. And check your kernel, too. Just to be sure. :-)
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