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Re: Debian XFS boot image at markybob.com

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Subject: Re: Debian XFS boot image at markybob.com
From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 11:52:41 -0900
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On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 10:41:41AM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 01:43:57PM +0100, Wojtek Aleksander wrote:
> >Robert Sander wrote:
> >>http://www.markybob.com/xfsboot/ is currently unreachable (name does not
> >>resolve). Does anybody have any details about that?
> >>
> >>It's linked from the downloads section on the XFS page.
> >
> >Depending on what you want to do, you may want to try some other images 
> >or the Knoppix CD (this is full distibution which supports XFS and is 
> >based on Debian). For Debian install I succesfully used this image:
> >http://people.debian.org/~blade/XFS-Install/download/
> I did some resesearch and found blade's images the best for a debian xfs
> woody install.
> There are a couple problems with them though (didn't try the cdrom, only
> the floppies):
> - you must make/use all 5 driver floppies even if you don't need extra
> drivers, I'm kinda new to debian, maybe I missed something...
> - the kernel is optimized for install bootstraping, recompile one for
> regular use, I think blade's uses udma 33, but there might have been
> other slow down factors.
> - the rescue image does not have xfsrestore or any xfsprogs on it.
> It would be good to note also that in the xfsprogs deb package
> /usr/sbin/xfsrestore is a symlink to /sbin/xfsrestore ...so if you hose
> your root partition with grub you can't use it. ;^)

ext2 dump/restore are also in /sbin as they should be.  the idea is
keep your / small and contained, then you can restore /usr and other
large filesystems.  screwing over / usually means your hosed anyway.

Ethan Benson

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