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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>2.6</version> 11<version>2.7</version>
12<date>2006-01-20</date> 12<date>2006-02-27</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
243<subsection> 243<subsection>
244<body> 244<body>
245 245
246<note> 246<note>
247If you are planning to use a RAID disk array for your gentoo installation and 247If you are planning to use a RAID disk array for your gentoo installation and
248you are using POWER5-based hardware, you should now run <c>iprutils</c> to 248you are using POWER5-based hardware, you should now run <c>iprconfig</c> to
249format the disks to Advanced Function format and create the disk array. 249format the disks to Advanced Function format and create the disk array. You
250should emerge <c>iprutils</c> after your install is complete.
250</note> 251</note>
252
253<p>
254If you have an ipr based SCSI adapter, you should start the ipr utilities now.
255</p>
256
257<pre caption="Starting ipr utilities">
258# <i>/etc/init.d/iprinit start</i>
259</pre>
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252<p> 261<p>
253The following parts explain how to create the example partition layout 262The following parts explain how to create the example partition layout
254described previously, namely: 263described previously, namely:
255</p> 264</p>
560<subsection> 569<subsection>
561<title>Filesystems?</title> 570<title>Filesystems?</title>
562<body> 571<body>
563 572
564<note> 573<note>
565Several filesystems are available. Ext2 and ext3 are found stable on the 574Several filesystems are available. ext2, ext3 and ReiserFS support is built in
566PPC64 architecture, reiserfs and xfs are in experimental stage. jfs is 575the Installation CD kernels. JFS and XFS support is available through kernel
567unsupported. 576modules.
568</note> 577</note>
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570<p> 579<p>
571<b>ext2</b> is the tried and true Linux filesystem but doesn't have metadata 580<b>ext2</b> is the tried and true Linux filesystem but doesn't have metadata
572journaling, which means that routine ext2 filesystem checks at startup time can 581journaling, which means that routine ext2 filesystem checks at startup time can

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