Using ReiserFS File System

Julius julius.junghans at
Wed Sep 8 11:38:23 PDT 2004

On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 13:47:18 -0400
Jeremy Huntwork <jhuntwork at> wrote:

> 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

I see, i used xfs for some time now and there were often boots that only displayed: "...cant repair, please repair manually..."
no sshd, no repair....does reiserfs need to be repaired manually often/at all?


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