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Old 10-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #31
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Syslinux is a collection of bootloaders, including extlinux (which can read Ext2,3,4/btrfs partitions). Also you do not need to have a separate partition for extlinux if /boot is already on an ext or btrfs partition.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #32
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Great review! How long did it take you to install? I like Arch because you install it once. Would you even compare the two and if not, why choose SlackWare over Arch (not saying you did)?

thx

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #33
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Also you do not need to have a separate partition for extlinux if /boot is already on an ext or btrfs partition.
My /boot is on a ext LV. Does it count?
 
Old 10-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #34
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@jtsn: Not sure, never tried but you could use btrfs and remove much (or all) of the need for LVM. As a side note Lilo will not reliably boot kernels from btrfs and this the most likely filesystem to supersede ext4.

EDIT: I did some searching and it seems the current answer is no, extlinux cannot currently boot off an LVM partition so for that you would need a separate partition just for extlinux.

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #35
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@jtsn: Not sure, never tried but you could use btrfs and remove much (or all) of the need for LVM. As a side note Lilo will not reliably boot kernels from btrfs and this the most likely filesystem to supersede ext4.
I don't consider btrfs in the foreseeable future, because there is only one GPL-licensed implementation (thus Linux-only) and it originated at Oracle. Ext4 is way better supported.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #36
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You might change your mind one day. Ted Ts'o (ext4's maintainer) sees btrfs as the future.

http://arstechnica.com/information-t...-kernel-panel/

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Despite the fact that Ext4 adds a number of compelling features to the filesystem, T'so doesn't see it as a major step forward. He dismisses it as a rehash of outdated "1970s technology" and describes it as a conservative short-term solution. He believes that the way forward is Oracle's open source Btrfs filesystem, which is designed to deliver significant improvements in scalability, reliability, and ease of management.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #37
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You might change your mind one day. Ted Ts'o (ext4's maintainer) sees btrfs as the future.
ReiserFS is the future, btrfs is the future, systemd is the future and so on...

I stick to the KISS principle, especially regarding file systems. Once bitten, twice shy.
 
Old 10-14-2012, 05:44 AM   #38
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Comparing btrfs to systemd seems relatively silly to me. Additionally we are well off topic so I think I'd rather just drop out of this thread.
 
Old 10-14-2012, 08:05 AM   #39
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I thought syslinux used a DOS FAT filesystem?
sorry, my mistake, I should say EXTLINUX (which is part of Syslinux suite)
 
  


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