SU+J on 9.1-RC2 ISO

jb jb.1234abcd at
Sat Nov 3 16:39:09 UTC 2012

Zoran Kolic <zkolic <at>> writes:

> I still use 8 and plan to install branch 9 on new laptop
> with ssd. If journaling comes as default on 9.1, I plan to
> accept defaults on partitioning and use tunefs to remove it
> with -h disable. Any idea what steps should I take for that?
> As far as I read, journaling uses it's own partitions. Do
> I have to remove them, resize them? Branch 8 had option to
> choose su and j during install.
> I tried to find proper tutorials/manuals, but lacked to re-
> solve it in my head.
> Best regards all

If you manage to disable it during install configuration (shell access) but
before actual system installation, there is nothing else to do.
If you install a partition with su+j, then as tunefs(8) says, you have to have
your partition unmounted or ro to disable "J". But before doing that, you should
run 'fsck' on that partition to have (select) journal played itself empty.
Btw, any "J" partition has .sujournal file, e.g.
# ls -al /.sujournal
You can get rid of it then.


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