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Old 03-22-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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mkreiserfs: command not found

I'm following a how to doc for MythTV and am am setting up a new LVM volume on one of my disks. However when I issued the "mkreiserfs /dev/VGforMyth/video" command as statted in the doc, I got command not found.

Isnt this a basic linux command for making a file system? what am I missing?

I just recently intalled mandrake 10.0 on a pc that I am attemting to create a pvr out of using MythTV.


Old 03-22-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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A linux machine can have a number of different file systems, and ReiserFS is one of them.

To have a reiserfs volume, you will need to have the reiserfs progs package (which includes the mkreiserfs command) and the kernel support (for mandrake, i think it is already there).
Old 03-22-2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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Were you doing this as user or root?

# System administration
To change to the full root account (system administrator), if you are running X, open an x terminal and use these commands from your user account. Note the change in the prompt. You can do the same from a virtual terminal as well, but you can't open an x terminal to do so.
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: <give root password and press enter>
[root@tinwhistle root]#
Remember, now whatever you command in root (it's the "god" mode. You can bless or destroy at your whim) usually gets done if enough system is left to carry out the command. Sit on your hands and read the commands you type at least 3 times before pressing the enter key when in root.
Old 03-22-2004, 02:14 PM   #4
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thanks jalal, I searched for packages using mkreiserfs and didnt find any but when I searched with just reiserfs, I found the reiserfsprog package, installed it, and now the command works.

and yes, I su'd as root, but thanks. alot of the man pages or help files I read seem to think I already know something and leave out important info like having to do what to a non nube would probably be obvious, like the su command could be an example.

but now I'm having some LVM problems, I'll start a new thread


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