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Re: Are there any issues with Sparcstations

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Subject: Re: Are there any issues with Sparcstations
From: "Martin K. Petersen" <mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 07 Sep 2001 05:32:02 -0400
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>>>>> "Ethan" == Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Ethan> in all the install docs ive read your told to create the first
Ethan> partition (the root partition) starting at cylinder 0, this has
Ethan> the affect of the partition table (which is also at cylinder 0)
Ethan> being ON the root partition, this normally isn't a problem
Ethan> since with ext2 the first 2 blocks are unused to make room for
Ethan> bootloaders generally.

The issue here is that you shouldn't put neither swap, nor XFS on your
first partition.  None of them leave enough space at the beginning of
the partition.

Which partition root is on doesn't really matter.

Make first partition start at cylinder 1, and Bob's your uncle (Having
the third partition span the whole disk for Sun compatibility reasons
isn't a problem, as long as you don't try to write your silo config to
that slice).

Ethan> silo would also be unable to read its configuration file since
Ethan> it currently doesn't support xfs.  another possibility is
Ethan> putting a ext2 /boot partition first and then telling silo to
Ethan> read its config from there instead.


Martin K. Petersen, Principal Linux Consultant, Linuxcare, Inc.
mkp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, http://www.linuxcare.com/
SGI XFS for Linux Developer, http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/

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