[SunRescue] [OT] 1gig IDE needed...
rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jan 25 14:46:02 CST 2001
Thanks! I'm going to look all this up when I get home and re-format the
drive at least one more time.
From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of Kurt Mosiejczuk
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 2:43 PM
To: Rescue at Sunhelp. Org
Subject: Re: [SunRescue] [OT] 1gig IDE needed...
On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, Mike Hebel wrote:
> I need an .iso dump drive for my Linux ATAPI burner system and the 710meg
> just a little too small when formatted. (Figure that one out - I go from
> 710meg to a 650meg after formatting as ext2 with SUSE 6.4. What a loss!)
> You'd think I'd have something this size just sitting around wouldn't
> you...NOPE! It figures...
Might I make a suggestion? Well, too bad, I will anyway =)
Don't use the default mke2fs command to make the filesystem.
If you want I can look up the exact syntax (I don't recall off the
top of my head), but basically you want to severely reduce the
inodes per cylinder group. The default assumes the potential of
LOTS of small files. Whereas you'll be using the filesystem for
essentially one BIG file, you don't need lots of inodes. It can
make a HUGE difference.
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