Converting ext3 to reiserfs

I am a fun of reiserfs. Period.

The only filesystem i had without reiserfs was on my laptop. 20GB of data on ext3.

I wanted to converted to reiserfs without doing a tar create a new filesystem on the disk and untar the data. Since i had a working backup set, i give a try on convertfs (

Boot from a CD with builtin kernel support for the filesystems you want to convert from and to.

Build the convertfs utilities on another machine and start the conversion.

Warning: It takes a lot of time. On my laptop (Pentium M 1.3 GHz) took about 2 hours to do the conversion.

Change your fstab and boot in a your new filesystem.

Everythink worked as expected.

Case closed.


Asterisk 1.2 Released

The release of asterisk 1.2 came sooner than i expected ( At the time i write this an 1.2 asterisk is being built on my machine.

From the asterisk web site “This release of Asterisk contains over 3,000 improvements on version 1.0, including hundreds of new features and applications.”

When we will find time to test them ?


Debian Installer etch beta 1 released

Debian team released the new installer for the etch.

It appers that the next time (in about 1-2 years 🙂 that you will install Debian you will have a graphical version of the installer.

For the rest of us, an apt-get dist-upgrade will be sufficient 🙂

Also they dropped support for installations using 2.6 kernel for the sparc32 architecture…..

Time to buy a sparc64 ?


Asterisk Releases… I cannot follow anymore

I don’t know what is going on on Digium but i must admit i cannot follow their releases anymore

Have a look on the announcements

Asterisk 1.2.0-beta1 29 Aug 2005
Asterisk 1.2.0-beta2 1 Nov 2005
Asterisk 1.2.0-rc1 9 Nov 2005
Asterisk 1.2.0-rc2 12 Nov 2005

It appears that we will have a stable 1.2.0 till the end of the month.

I will do some tests in my production voip with the 1.2.0-rc2. The machine still runs on 1.2.0-beta1 and i want to upgrade it but i have no spare time…


FreeBSD 6.0 Released

4 days has passed since the new FreeBSD logo and now a fresh FreeBSD is waiting to grab it from the mirrors.

I wish i will find some time to test it. Even on a virtual machine…


New FreeBSD logo

The competition is over.

Finally after about 8 months from the announcement we have a new Logo.

And believe me it is really nice (
Even if it isn’t the daemon, we will get used to it


Asterisk 1.2.0-beta2 released

First mail in my inbox today…. The release of Asterisk 1.2.0-beta2

A ton of bugfixies. Will i find some time to upgrade my asterisk installation ?

As a start i put it as the first item in my TODO list