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I created the partitions with GParted before installing Zenwalk. After the installation, the mount type for my /home partition was empty, and I added jfs for home and replaced ntfs with ntfs-3g for /windows. Either way, df keeps neglecting /home.
How can I know if I have to compile the kernel with jfs support?
Now I see my mistake. Since Slack supports jfs, I assumed that the current Zenwalk does it too. I should have been more careful.
Two more questions:
If my current kernel does not support jfs, what driver is letting me use my /home partition as I am currently doing? How come the system is up and runnning nonetheless?
you have to add jfs support either as module or built-in your "home made" kernel
When I recompile the kernel, I don't want to lose all the nice features Zenwalk already has. How can I make sure all the rest stays the same, after adding the jfs patch?
just install the package kernelsources (eithere by un-blacklisting it in netpkg.conf or downloading and installing it with installpkg or thunar right-click) from zenwalk mirrors and you'll have the default .config
what driver is letting me use my /home partition as I am currently doing? How come the system is up and runnning nonetheless?
It is just a directory under the root. If you compile jfs support in and reboot with that fstab your user will not have access to the old /home.
Might pay to come up in single user and copy the /home before logging the user on.
I recompiled the 188.8.131.52 kernel and chose Y (not as module) on jfs on "Filesystems".
I also installed jfsutils.
However, after mount -t jfs /dev/sda10 /mnt/hello
mount: unknown filesystem type 'jfs'
After jfs_fsck /dev/sda10
jfs_fsck version 1.1.11, 05-Jun-2006
processing started: 9/28/2007 6.32.15
Using default parameter: -p
The current device is: /dev/sda10
Block size in bytes: 4096
Filesystem size in blocks: 7456160
**Phase 0 - Replay Journal Log
Filesystem is clean.
I recompiled several times, either setting the jfs support as a module or as part of the kernel. Every time, it gave me the error messages shown above. Maybe I made a mistake at some point. I'll eventually figure it out. In the meantime, I installed a regular kernel from Slack, with support for jfs already. It's working fine.