Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2005 19:07 UTC, submitted by Valentine Sinitsyn
Slackware, Slax Slackware users can now run their favourite distribution on Reiser4 partitions without having to re-format other partitions first. With the new Slackware 10.2 Reiser4 Installer one can install this distribution on Reiser4 almost as easy as with the more traditional filesystems (see the screenshot). The installer is distributed as a 20MB .iso image and should to be used with the original Slackware CD set (manual included).
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RE: Dammit!
by on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 09:33 UTC in reply to "Dammit!"

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There is a readme in /reiser4-2.6.13/sources/ on the disk . It describes how to build Reiser4-enabled kernel and tools. You may also install kernel and prebuilt packages from /reiser4-2.6.13/packages and /kernels using pkginstall. But the REAL problem is, there is no way to convert reiserfs (or ext2, or whatever) filesystem to Reiser4 without loosing data. So you come almost where you start from - you should backup the whole directory tree, reformat your partition with Reiser4 and restore it back. There was a very good howto on this subject somewhere in Archlinux wiki.

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