jhalfs on an NFS partition
bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Nov 29 08:35:40 PST 2005
Richard A Downing wrote:
> I'm really pleased with jhalfs. For a slow old box (200Mhz - 32mb)
like this, it's ideal - add lots of swap, start 'nice' in the
background, leave it thrashing for a week until the job's done.
The next interesting job will be getting it from the nfs mounted
partition to the 4G harddrive - I suspect a screwdriver job there
if I can find a spare ide connector in my workstation.
For some reason your mail client isn't wrapping outgoing messages.
It's not a problem for me when reading, only replies.
Back to topic.
I have built LFS and deleted unnecessary things for a relatively
minimal system. I didn't try very hard, but I got it down to abut 200M
pretty easily. You could do the same and just tar the files on the nfs
partition and copy it over to a relatively small partition on the 4G
drive. No screwdriver necessary.
As a note, I normally deviate from LFS slightly in that I have a
separate /boot partition. I generally don't bother to update grub on
the system, but only have to copy the kernel and System.map to /boot and
update /boot/grub/grub.conf. This makes recovery in the case of a boot
problem much easier.
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