[Beowulf] What's the difference between Initiiaztion and Fast Init?

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 12 11:16:40 EST 2009

2009/2/11 Jin, Yao <jinyao at ymail.com>:
>> only serveral minites. What's the difference between these two operation?
> Just now I performed 'Fast Init' and began to install rockscluster 5.0, the
> raid was partitioned as one single ext3 partition. Then the system began to
> format the partition, it also took about 7 hr...

Jin, as I just said to you in a private reply:

a) use a single (or dual mirrored pair) disk inside the server for the
OS install

b) once you have Rocks installed and running, format this large RAID
as an XFS filesystem.
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