Home > General Development > Converting your Root Partition to JFS or XFS Converting your Root Partition to JFS or XFS Eugenia Loli 2001-09-06 General Development 3 Comments Following up the interview which OSNews hosted recently regarding modern journaled filesystems, here are two tutorials on how to convert your / (root) Linux partition to SGI’s XFS or IBM’s JFS filesystems. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 3 Comments 2001-09-07 9:48 am In view of the recent woes of BeOS, I decided to give Debian a try after seeing the “Debian for BeOS refugees” link on the Debian site. Despite what the author of that tutorial said, I couldn’t figure out how to format the partions in ReiserFS, so I now have a new Debian installation with ext2 root and usr partions. My project for today was to do some shuffling with the unpartioned space on my drive and get my system reformatted into ReiserFS. Maybe now I’ll try one of the other 64 bit journaled FSes instead. btw, the Debian installation *was* rather grueling for someone like myself who has only been tangentially exposed to the unix world via BeOS. However, I’m sure it will be easier on my second machine, which I plan to tackle as soon as I finish this post. Overall, the KDE/Debian/GNU/Linux system seems pretty complete and even user-friendly once it’s in place, and apt-get is extremely cool. However, I’m still not ready to get rid of BeOS. 2001-09-08 12:26 am “btw, the Debian installation *was* rather grueling for someone like myself who has only been tangentially exposed to the unix world via BeOS. However, I’m sure it will be eas”ier on my second machine, which I plan to tackle as soon as I finish this post. Yeah, Linux is a pain to isntall (for the most part). But it is much easier on it’s own computer. KDE and X are fairly complete but I have to say there are some things I don’t like about it… BeOS is not UNIX, it jsut has a shell ported from UNIX… i hope you don’t plan on getting rid of BeOS! It still may have some life. If the Phoenix Group gets the source code, or if the BeOS community convinces Palm to keep developing BeOS, BeOS may be around for a while (if all goes well). Hopefully. 2001-09-08 10:30 am I’ve been a BeOS fanatic and hobbyist coder for about three years – when I said “I’m still not ready to get rid of BeOS” I should have said something like “nothing about Debian makes me want to get rid of BeOS”. BeOS is in a class by itself in terms of power, elegance, responsiveness, ease of use, and, well, basically everything other than (BONE/OpenGL/new Media kit/multiuser security). Even if we never see another release, BeOS will always be regarded as the OS that was maybe a decade ahead of its time. Also, I know BeOS isn’t unix, but there are a good number of shared concepts between BeOS and *nix systems that Windows certainly doesn’t offer. Having spent a fair amount of time in BeOS got me acquainted with bash, mounting and unmounting disks, partitioning, and so forth which certainly made it easier to get through the Debian install.