Using ReiserFS File System

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Wed Sep 8 10:47:18 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 19:28 +0200, Julius wrote:
> Hi,
> what differs if theres a extra boot partition formatted with ext2?

What do you mean?

If you have one partition for all your dirs, / , formatted as reiserfs,
then you have to have grub use a reiser stage.

I like having a separate partition mounted at /boot, usually formatted
with ext2 or ext3.  For one thing, if you have more than one linux
system on that machine, (i.e., testing LFS builds ;) ) then you can keep
all your kernels in one spot with one grub menu.  If you use the
standard ext2 or ext3 as a filesystem for grub, then you can generally
use the default stage1 & stage2 grub builds and you don't have to have
*every* kernel build support for reiserfs, which is not default.

But you could easily use reiserfs as a /boot partition or for the
entire / tree.

I suppose it's really a matter of preference.

Jeremy Huntwork

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