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I am about to build a simple installation script for Gentoo Linux, using dialog to manage input and output. Now when it comes to mounting the partitions just created, Reiser FS prints a lot of junk to the console which I want to prevent, because it disturbs my dialog output. But I see no way. Redirecting standard output and standard error has no effect. And there seems to be no option to suppress output.
The notail option actually doesn't work. This is something that I've been wondering about as well-so I guess that means I'm bumping this. Even if there's not a notail equivalent, something to at least reduce the amount of output; 2 lines at 1280x800, would be nice.
OK, to clear things up with notail, it hasn't got anything to do with output. It means to not pack file data directly into the directory tree. Packing file data directly into the directory saves space. The notail option is needed for example for the grub boot loader if the kernel is on a reiserfs partition, because it cannot (yet?) cope with this data scheme.