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From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 21:49:13
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install by Jerry A!
1 On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 12:40:11AM -0400, Jerry A! wrote:
3 > I'm not sure if the current build stuff will work. rc3 worked just
4 > fine. I'm guessing that part of the reason was b/c we had
5 > root=/dev/loop0 in there (hey, but I'm not really sure). I tried adding
6 > this line to rc4_pre2, but no luck. My guess is that if rc4_final boots
7 > like rc4_pre2, I'll still be in SOL.
9 Many recent 2.4 kernels had broken loopback device implementations. This was
10 *just* fixed in 2.4.3, as were several major ReiserFS filesystem corruption
11 bugs. I think the last kernel that seemed really stable was 2.4.0-test10 (I
12 think we used this one with 1.0_rc3). Since then, it's been a bumpy ride.
13 That's the primary reason to wait for a new release -- so you'll have a stable
14 kernel to install from.
16 For example, if you use kernel (aka 2.4.1-ac19) to create your
17 ReiserFS filesystems and install Gentoo Linux, your filesystems will be badly
18 corrupted from the get-go. :( I can't remember what kernel is included with
19 1.0_rc4_pre2 right now, but it very likely has ReiserFS bugs that are worth
20 avoiding if at all possible.
22 Best Regards,
24 --
25 Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
26 President/CEO
27 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install Jerry A! <jerry@×××××××.org>