Seth Mos wrote:
> At 16:58 10-7-2001 -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
> >Florin Andrei wrote:
> > >
> > > On 10 Jul 2001 16:03:36 -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > > > SGI is pleased to announce the 1.0.1 release of XFS for Linux.
> > >
> > > That's great news!
> > >
> > > Guys, can you please make the floppy images available, so one does not
> > > have to download the entire ISO just to test the new floppies.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Florin Andrei
> >What I'd find more interesting (since floppy images can't work with some
> >of the possible kernel options...size gets too large) would be an ISO CD
> >image that is equivalent to Tom's Root Boot (rescue with everything
> >under the sun), but XFS based (any rescue or repair tool would be nice,
> >even if it is for other fs's like reiser or ext3). Such could be done
> >with probably a 25 MB download (10 to 15 MB with gzip -9), and provide
> >the ability to format, repair, etc. I mention this because I am still
> >working on my own custom CD rescue (I recently discovered that one big
> >problem was that my CD was not a "multiread" version, and could not
> >handle CD-RW's, only CD-R's...duh). Add to that every test I do
> >requiring upload/download through 56k/33k modems...I'm slowly getting
> >there, but it is a lesson in humility.
> http://www.lnx-bbc.org/ You might have more luck sticking xfs on this disk.
> These are 50MB large isos and contain lot's of client utils.
This seems rather interesting, I can see how it might prove incredibly
flexible. I am curious about something (I did not download it yet)...it
uses a compressed filesystem. What form of compression is this? Is it
the same form as a bzImage uses? Is it some form of customized
filesystem, or just the loopback changes to support it? Apparently
lnx.img is an entire compressed filesystem, mounted as /boot/.....can
any normal vmlinuz style image be used there (are there special naming
And biggest question...it seems that it is designed to run some of its
commands directly on a CD, like makeBBC prep...is it mandatory to have
the CD burner on the machine doing the creation, or can an iso simply be
created on one machine and burned on another? It seems that it could
make an excellent rescue system for every filesystem type under the sun.
D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx
> Every program has two purposes one for which
> it was written and another for which it wasn't
> I use the last kind.