[CentOS] JFS in CentOS

Hal Martin hal.martin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 21:41:23 UTC 2008

Hello all,

I'm relatively new to CentOS, but I've been using linux as my main 
operating system on both the desktop and server ends for the past 4 years.

I currently have a PIII server with two 160GB IDE hard drives in it, in 
a virtual RAID 1 array. At the time of installation, the only FS choices 
for the largest partition, 120GB, were ext2 and ext3. I chose ext3, but 
now am wishing to reformat the partition as JFS to skip long file system 
check times.

I've done Google searches regarding the topic, which lead me to added 
centos.plus to my repo list, and installed the only kernel I see as 
being available from CentOSPlus, and yet I still have no JFS modules 
loaded or anywhere in /lib/modules/. I installed JFSUtils from the 
CentOSPlus repo, but have no way to use the partition that has been 
created (by myself, using mkfs.jfs). Short of compiling a kernel with 
JFS support from the source package provided with CentOS, I don't know 
what to do.

Has anyone else used JFS on CentOS 5.2 successfully? How did you do it?


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