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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 11<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
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250<p> 250<p>
251If you intend to also install MorphOS on your Pegasos create an affs1 filesystem 251If you intend to also install MorphOS on your Pegasos create an affs1 filesystem
252named "BI0" (BI zero) at the start of the drive. 50MB should be more than enough 252named "BI0" (BI zero) at the start of the drive. 50MB should be more than enough
253to store the MorphOS kernel. If you have a Pegasos I or intend to use reiserfs, 253to store the MorphOS kernel. If you have a Pegasos I or intend to use reiserfs or
254xfs or jfs you will also have to store your Linux kernel on this partition (the 254xfs, you will also have to store your Linux kernel on this partition (the
255Pegasos II can boot from ext2/ext3 drives). To create the partition run 255Pegasos II can boot from ext2/ext3 drives). To create the partition run
256<c>mkpart primary affs1 START END</c> where <c>START</c> and <c>END</c> should 256<c>mkpart primary affs1 START END</c> where <c>START</c> and <c>END</c> should
257be replaced with the megabyte range (f.i. <c>5 55</c> creates a 50 MB partition 257be replaced with the megabyte range (f.i. <c>5 55</c> creates a 50 MB partition
258starting at 5MB and ending at 55MB. 258starting at 5MB and ending at 55MB.
259</p> 259</p>
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261<p> 261<p>
262You need to create two partitions for Linux, one root filesystem for all your 262You need to create two partitions for Linux, one root filesystem for all your
263program files etc, and one swap partition. To create the root filesystem you 263program files etc, and one swap partition. To create the root filesystem you
264must first decide which filesystem to use. Possible options are ext2, ext3, 264must first decide which filesystem to use. Possible options are ext2, ext3,
265reiserfs, jfs and xfs. Unless you know what you are doing, use ext3. Run 265reiserfs and xfs. Unless you know what you are doing, use ext3. Run
266<c>mkpart primary ext3 START END</c> to create an ext3 partition. Again, replace 266<c>mkpart primary ext3 START END</c> to create an ext3 partition. Again, replace
267<c>START</c> and <c>END</c> with the megabyte start and stop marks for the 267<c>START</c> and <c>END</c> with the megabyte start and stop marks for the
268partition. 268partition.
269</p> 269</p>
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351in RAM, improperly designed programs (those that don't take proper precautions 351in RAM, improperly designed programs (those that don't take proper precautions
352when writing files to disk and there are quite a few of them) can lose a good 352when writing files to disk and there are quite a few of them) can lose a good
353deal of data if the system goes down unexpectedly. 353deal of data if the system goes down unexpectedly.
354</p> 354</p>
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356<p>
357<b>JFS</b> is IBM's high-performance journaling filesystem. It has recently
358become production-ready and there hasn't been a sufficient track record to
359comment positively nor negatively on its general stability at this point.
360</p>
361
362</body> 356</body>
363</subsection> 357</subsection>
364<subsection id="filesystems-apply"> 358<subsection id="filesystems-apply">
365<title>Applying a Filesystem to a Partition</title> 359<title>Applying a Filesystem to a Partition</title>
366<body> 360<body>
388 <ti><c>mkreiserfs</c></ti> 382 <ti><c>mkreiserfs</c></ti>
389</tr> 383</tr>
390<tr> 384<tr>
391 <ti>xfs</ti> 385 <ti>xfs</ti>
392 <ti><c>mkfs.xfs</c></ti> 386 <ti><c>mkfs.xfs</c></ti>
393</tr>
394<tr>
395 <ti>jfs</ti>
396 <ti><c>mkfs.jfs</c></ti>
397</tr> 387</tr>
398</table> 388</table>
399 389
400<p> 390<p>
401For instance, to have the root partition (<path>/dev/hda3</path> in our example) 391For instance, to have the root partition (<path>/dev/hda3</path> in our example)

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