[LAU] Ext3 or JFS (or other) for linux audio?

Peder Hedlund peder at musikhuset.org
Mon Sep 7 11:49:18 EDT 2009

Quoting TheOther <theother1510 at sbcglobal.net>:

> A few years ago I had trouble in booting a Linux box that did not have
> Ext2 or Ext3 for the file system.  True, I wasn't using a specific
> /boot partition, just a / partition.
> Can you now boot with a / partition in something other than Ext2 or
> Ext3?  Or is the approach to use a /boot partition in Ext2 or Ext3,
> and then use whatever file system you want for / and the rest of the
> partitions?

The only caveat I know about is that you can't have the boot loader on  
a partition with XFS, and reading the FAQ it only seems to affect LILO  
and not GRUB  
If you installed GRUB in MBR there should be no problem, assuming you  
have the proper filesystem support installed. (see the *stage1_5 files  
in /boot/grub).

That said I usually make a small ext3 /boot partition anyway.

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