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Old 10-05-2003, 12:57 PM   #1
shanenin
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debian and ext3


I was thinking about giving debian a try. I was looking at linuxiisos.org . I noticed they have all differnt versions. If I want to use ext3 do I need the one labled bf2.4 boot. I noticed it has -bin in its title, do I burn and use this like other isos(like I did redhat).
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:09 PM   #2
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i'm not sure what your saying... cause if you think about it, its like saying, do i need another cd to use NTFS or FAT when i install windows xp....just dont' make sense....ext3 is one of the linux filesystems, so you do not need a special cd to make your partitions ext3.....
like i know personally i never even touched debian before, so if there is actually some magical cd that you need to partition in ext3, then i would love to be enlightened...
and all i know about debian is that there is 7 cds, and the reasoning is because there is something like over 8000 packages...and also to my knowledge you only need cd1 to get debian successfully installed on your box, if you didn't want to go and burn all 7 discs...so you would pick whatever one suited you whether it be non-US or US, for obvious reasons....
also it doesn't matter in the slightest what is included in the name...it coudl be called debian-xkdjfakldjfakljfklaj.4757349045i3982o4743987298.ldufasjfa.iso and it would still be an iso....in which case thats how the files are formated on linuxiso.org....so yes you will burn the iso, just like any other iso, and just like when you burnt redhat..

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Old 10-05-2003, 01:18 PM   #3
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What I thought I read, but not sure of, is that not all version of debians already to use ext3. I seems that only this version below is. This is what I read
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`bf2.4'
This is an experimental flavor which uses a special version of the kernel-image-2.4 package. It provides support for newer hardware components which is absent in the other (more stable) flavors. It supports more USB hardware, USB keyboards/mice, modern IDE controllers, some new network cards, and Ext3 and Reiser file systems. Compared to the driver set of our main kernel-image-2.4.x-yz packages, some non-essential drivers have been removed in order to keep the number of needed floppy disks in a sane range. If you have unexplainable problems with kernel 2.4, you should use other flavors. If you need more new drivers or optimisations for your CPU type, feel free to install an "official" kernel-image-2.4.x-yz package. This flavor comes with one rescue floppy, one root and four driver floppies.
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My question is this the version I should be downloading if I want to use ext3, I already have a partition formatted with ext3
 
Old 10-05-2003, 05:39 PM   #4
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but actually read what i said though....and i'll bring it up again, and i stated, its like supplying another cd to give yourself support to use NTFS or FAT when installing windows...its just not going to happen....
i can see what your saying and how you may get tripped up, but what is stated there about bf2.4 is that there is experimental things included in the kernel, and you can use it when you have ext3 or reiserfs as it does support them filesystems if you wanted to use bf2.4, and here is a clip i will point out..
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...compared to the driver set of our main kernel-image-2.4.x-yz packages, some non-essential drivers have been removed in order to keep the number of needed floppy disks in a sane range.
which states that bf2.4 has some extras in it to support more as compared to the default kernel that comes pack with the distro..
so to make a long story short, these things you are reading are related to kernels and what supports what, as opposed to filesystems...
the mention of ext3 and reiserfs only means that you can use this custom kernel with them filesystems, nothing more nothing less...
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:04 PM   #5
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Originally posted by shanenin

My question is this the version I should be downloading if I want to use ext3, I already have a partition formatted with ext3
To answer your question yes you want the bf2.4 flavor to install otherwise you end up with a 2.2 kernel with no support for ext3. You may want to do yourself a favor though and save the pain of dselect and try Bonzai linux it's debian based gives you kernel 2.4.20 last time I used it and a fairly update KDE 3.1.3 backport to woody included in the install.
 
  


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