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Old 12-17-2005, 03:24 AM   #1
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Does ReiserFS require anything to be on the drive??


Ok so I got a 80gb harddrive. The first 10gb are allocated for backup purposes. This includes my docs and everything else I need. It is formatted to ReiserFS. However when i formated it it filled it with a bunch of folderes like dev, etc, home, and so on. I have a folder called Needed and thats all I need. Can I login as root and delete these extra folder or are they required for ReiserFS?

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Old 12-17-2005, 03:55 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dimitriy
Ok so I got a 80gb harddrive. The first 10gb are allocated for backup purposes. This includes my docs and everything else I need. It is formatted to ReiserFS. However when i formated it it filled it with a bunch of folderes like dev, etc, home, and so on. I have a folder called Needed and thats all I need. Can I login as root and delete these extra folder or are they required for ReiserFS?

Thanks In Advance
Dimitriy
They are not required for the filesystem.
Those directories are the "FSH" filesystem hiarchy of gnu/linux.
You can safely remove them.
You probably formatted it as / instead of /data or /files.
If I was you I would first check the /etc/fstab to make sure the mountpoints are still correct.

Last edited by mr_demilord; 12-17-2005 at 03:57 AM.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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Just formating a partition does not create directories like /dev and /home. So it possible that you installed the OS in this partition? Your directory needed may be on a seperate partition but it is probably mounted under /.

What is the output of the console command:
fdisk -l (that is a small L and you need to be root)
 
Old 12-17-2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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Output of Fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 1276 7803 52436160 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 7804 8456 5245222+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

I didnt install the Os there I know that. Its on hda2 for sure.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 09:25 PM   #5
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we can't understand how you might be looking at this partition saying it has /dev and what not on it.
do you mean you mount it seperately and
cd /mnt/whatever/
ls
and there you see /mnt/whatever/dev
you got two /dev directories
/dev and /mnt/whatever/dev ?
or is this mounted in you /etc/fstab
if so how is it labled there ?
i think let us see /etc/fstab
cause it just sounds like you are confused
please describe exactly before we say yes and you are deleting your Linux installation which is exactly what it sounds like you are doing.
 
  


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