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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You can use Rfs4 w/o reinstalling
by on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 15:24 UTC

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Assuming you have multiple partitions setup in Linux you should be able to convert them one at a time by moving data around and using chroot ;)

I.e. partitions: /home, /var /usr you copy your home dir files under /usr then reformat /home to be rfs4, copy all your /home files back. Then you copy all your /var files to /home and reformat /var, copy all your var files back. Now for the fun part, you copy all your /usr files under /home then "chroot /home/usr" now you format /usr as rfs4, copy your /usr files back, modify your fstab to show rfs4 for all your partitions and reboot!

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Oh, and you should really do all of this in single user mode with no X and barely anything else running ;)

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