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Old 09-11-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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Post Convert to XFS?


Is it possible to convert a RedHat system to use XFS as its primary filesystem, or must it at least have ext3 for /. (newbie to Linux (from FreeBSD) here, be nice )
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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Yes, you can change it, but it's probably a good idea to do it at install, if you do, it with a current installation, it will wipe everything on your / partition.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:18 PM   #3
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Yes, I figured you'd need to do this at installation time -- however, XFS isn't provided as one of the filesystem options for RedHat.

I presume there is a way to hack the ISO installation to provide the right objectfiles/executables for XFS -- has someone done this, or is it with a different Linux distribution.


Thanks again.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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actually, I use the fdisk utility from an old Slackware cd I prefer reiserfs). You could do it from within Redhat, but it gets nasty. (it deletes everything on that partition.)
 
Old 09-12-2003, 04:33 AM   #5
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There is a how-to for converting from one file system to another at http://www-124.ibm.com/developerworks/oss/jfs/
It's about JFS but the process is the same - except that you will make a XFS partition.Also have a look here http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...hlight=reiser4
There are some people having issues with XFS.
 
  


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