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    FAQ: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Yes, you can select this when you first setup Ubuntu. You will need to manually edit the paritions to select this mode.

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    Re: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Does it/will it support Reiser4? Just curious.
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    Re: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu-geek
    Yes, you can select this when you first setup Ubuntu. You will need to manually edit the paritions to select this mode.
    What do we need to add to fstab etc?

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    Re: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    fstab is generated for you even if you choose reiser.

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    Re: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    ReiserFS is lightening fast!!
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    Re: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Quote Originally Posted by FLeiXiuS
    ReiserFS is lightening fast!!
    But not good for laptops due to constant disk spin.

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    Re: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Just in case some people didn't know, you can enhance performance of a reiserfs volume with options noatime and notail.


    noatime prevents the fs from updating access times, and notail (err, not a rocket scientist) just makes the reiser volume faster!

    As far as reiser4, I hope to see it worked on in hoary. In its current state (I use 2.6.9-cko and reiser4progs 1.0.2), I've still ran into a few random issues -- including corruption (fsck-fixable though), disappearing files (just a file, couldn't reproduce).


    The repacker is seriously messed too, in direction=1, it's oops'ed on me multiple times.

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    Re: FAQ: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Yes, you can select this when you first setup Ubuntu. You will need to manually edit the paritions to select this mode.
    Are the Kubuntu and Ubuntu installs really that different? I can't select reiserfs on my "kubuntu 6.10 desktop i386" CD. I even already had a reiserfs partition that was empty that I simply wanted to label without formatting, nup wouldn't let me.
    What do we need to add to fstab etc?
    fstab is generated for you even if you choose reiser.
    Sometimes you need the console way of doing things even if the GUI is awesome. E.g. I needed the fstab line because:
    a) Kubuntu install DOES NOT support reiserfs by any method I can find.
    b) I have been setting up a software raid array, post install. As far as I can find there is no decent GUI support for this either.

    So maybe it would be a better idea to not just tell them why they don't need it but also tell them where they might look (just in case for some reason you can't see, they do need it).

    Anyway rant over, here is the fstab line I used to mount a device /dev/md0 at mount point /media/ra using reiserfs:
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    /dev/md0        /media/ra       reiserfs        defaults,notail,noatime 0       0

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    Re: FAQ: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Yes, on install with manual disk partitioning as noted. I use ReiserFS with my Kubuntu 7.04 system (160 GB HD) and it works great.

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    Re: FAQ: Does Ubuntu support ReiserFS?

    Got a problem. I recently reinstalled Feisty, and... well, I wanted to test ReiserFS with / partition.
    The problem I find is that things doesnt update. You know, Nautilus need F5, and in Firefox the bookmarks need to be "tab-re-opened".

    What can it be? =S

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