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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 05-03-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Just about to start, partioning question, please


Hi Everybody,

May not be ready, but, what the heck, I am about to start my LFS project. I have read through most of the premlinaries and am about to partition my hard disk. However, as the book instructs you to use the ext2 file system and use fdisk or cfdisk, I am wondering if it is OK to use ext3 on the partion, and if I can use a partioner which has thus far served me well (Partition Commander) rather than command line partioning from the host.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Bob
 
Old 05-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #2
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well yes you certainly can, ext3 is identical to ext2 but with a journal added. you can run ext3 and ext2 by force if you wish with no adverse affects. but fdisk / cfdisk are perfectly fine tools, you have no reason to not use them, it's so simple...
 
Old 05-03-2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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Thank you for your response. I guess I was a little timid about command line partioning because I have never used it. Partion Commander spoiled me with its GUI partioning and it includes partioning in the ext3 format. Really easy for adding new distros to the drive (I currently have three on this one 160GB drive, plus Windows.) But I guess I need to learn to use fdisk and cfdisk properly, so that is what I'll do.

Just had a thought, though. I had planned on using FC5 as the host system, but it just occurred to me that it is x86_64 and might not work with its compilers. I also have Slackware I could use as the host distro. I suppose that is what I should use, am I correct?

Thanks,

Bob
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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I also have Slackware I could use as the host distro. I suppose that is what I should use, am I correct?
slackware 10.2 has been a marvelous LFS host for me so far (knock on wood)...

i highly recommend it...
 
Old 05-06-2006, 04:15 AM   #5
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I used ext3 and cfdisk, no problems. I saw cfdisk the first time then but it was quite easy to do everything right.
 
  


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