Subject: Re: Status of LFS?
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/15/2005 08:52:32
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> I got a new harddisk for my laptop, and being afraid of a 40GB fsck
> instead of a 6GB fsck now, I wonder how stable LFS is:
> * will it still corrupt the filesystem when the disk runs full?
Not sure here.
> * Is it supported as root filesystem?
Yes, this worked for a limited test.
> * Can it be booted from? (under NetBSD 2.0)
Yes. I think since the last bootblock re-org you can just installboot
using /usr/mdec/bootxx_lfsv2 and no fancy options.
When I first did lfs boot support for x86 you used to have to do
newfs_lfs -O 256 /dev/rwd0a
installboot -b 32 /dev/rwd0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_lfsv2
The -O to newfs_lfs says to start the filesystem 256 sectors after the
start of the disk, which leaves some room to put the primary bootstrap,
and then the -b 32 tells installboot to just blat the bootstrap starting
at block 32.
If the first way doesn't work, the above should.
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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