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Re: Help setting up XFS

To: Prithvi Rathore <prithvi_rathore@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx" <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Help setting up XFS
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:21:16 -0500
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In-reply-to: <BLU181-W306A7E4DE2F035EA4530139CD70@xxxxxxx>
References: <BLU181-W306A7E4DE2F035EA4530139CD70@xxxxxxx>
You don't yet need xfs-specific information, I think you need some
very basic linux help.  There is a lot of it out there if you look,
for example:

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+format+a+usb+drive+with+linux

-Eric

On 8/16/14, 9:06 PM, Prithvi Rathore wrote:
> Hi,
>     I am a student currently pursuing my under-graduation and would love to 
> use XFS. I believe it has a lot to offer and I Iook forwarding to testing and 
> using it on an external device like a pen-drive (USB) for starters.
>     I was a bit confused on how to set up XFS. I am currently using Ubuntu 
> 14.04 dual boot (via rEFInd) with Mac OS X on MacBook Air 2013. 
>     The various documentation available at xfs.org, surely is very 
> informative and provides an elaborate description on XFS features. Setting 
> XFS up however is where i am a bit stuck. From the various online material 
> available, I found the following ways:
> 
> 1) From terminal
>      # sudo apt-get install xfsprogs 
>      # sudo apt-get install xfsdump
>     I believe it sets up the version 3.1.9.
> 
> 2) Another method was, that i tried was downloading the tar file from the sgi 
> link. It downloaded xfs-progs-   
>     3.2.1.tar.gz   
> 
> 3) From various discussions done online i found people changing a few 
> settings in the $ make menuconfig GUI 
>     screen, hence adding support for XFS.
> 
>    I am also a bit confused on how to use the device name (USB pen drive) 
> when i will run the mkfs.xfs as I heard it doesn't work for a mounted device.
>   I know you may be busy and my mail might seem a bit amateur, but I would 
> really appreciate if you could guide me on how to setup XFS and run it for a 
> USB device. Any link explaining the same would also be really appreciated. 
> Thank you.
> 
> Warm Regards
> 
> 
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