View Full Version : [ubuntu] About unreadahead and /var

September 27th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Hi guys, this is my question:

Which version (lucid 10.04.3 or 10.10 maverick) is best to install a 64bit system with a /var partition separated from / , and at the same time having the 'benefits' of the unreadahead.conf ??.

I feel dissapointed since i have to reinstall my whole (most apps compilated) system due to a crashed booting derivated from the eliminated /var directory after running fsck in my current Lucid 10.04.2 amd64bit installation. My workaround is posted here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1850309

I haven't found a solution, i've lost one job day and another will be lost, because (googling this issue) it seems theres is no option other than to reinstall my whole system again but now with a separate /var partition, to avoid problems with corrupted inodes, fsck and the famous unreadahead.conf.
All related to answers 11-14 according to this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ureadahead/+bug/523484

So, which is best?, I want to reinstall with a separetad partition for /var, in order to avoid the GIANT PROBLEM of lost /var under /, but at the same time keep the 'performance benefit' of the ureadahead,
I need to reinstall ASAP.