DOC2000 partitiioning question
Brendan J Simon
brendan.simon at bigpond.com
Tue Jun 11 03:38:13 EDT 2002
Thanks for the feedback. I think it answers all my questions (except
the one below).
>The above layout hasn't been tested much but should work OK. You can give
>both offset and size arguments to the 'nftl_format' program. When using the
>nftl_format program, ensure that the NFTL driver module is not loaded into
>the kernel -- any time the module is loaded (or support is built-in),
>that's like having the NFTL 'mounted', and you shouldn't reformat a mounted
If I read this correctly, this means one can NEVER reformat a NFTL
device with kernel that boots from a DOC (since the driver must be built
in to the kernel). Is this correct ?
This is obviously different for EXT2 and other filesystems, as they can
be reformatted anytime with the driver module loaded or built in to the
kernel. Is there a technical reason why NFTL is not the same ???
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