Bug 100865 - ReiserFS should continue to be Supported
Summary: ReiserFS should continue to be Supported
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 100661
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: beta1
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2003-07-26 07:30 UTC by Justin Churchey
Modified: 2007-03-27 04:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:57:45 UTC
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Description Justin Churchey 2003-07-26 07:30:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
In previous versions of RH Linux, when it boots off the installation CD you
could pass the "reiserfs" parameter to the linux boot command and the kernel
would be ReiserFS enabled.  I could set mountpoints for the ReiserFS partitions
of my other distros, even share a /home partition b/t all three.

However, ReiserFS is not even an option in your kernel release.  My partitioning
was a hassle b/c of my inability to set mountpoints.  I cannot continue to share
my /home partition or swap files b/t distros b/c RH cannot interact with the
other filesystems.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install the RH Kernel with anaconda


Actual Results:  Disk Druid is not able to work w/ ReiserFS partitions
Cannot read files in other OS b/c of inability to mount the filesystem.

Expected Results:  RH should continue support of popular filesystems.

Additional info:

ReiserFS is still in wide use by a lot of other *nix systems and linux distros.
 To take away ReiserFS support in your kernel build greatly hampers a users
ability to interact with another popular filesystem.  Linux was meant to be
highly customizable and the administrator should be given the option of ReiserFS.

I will probably recompile my kernel with ReiserFS support, but this is a step
back in Linux's attempt to be user-friendly and Red Hat's move into the Desktop

Comment 1 Gerald Teschl 2003-07-26 13:02:05 UTC
reiserfs is part of the kernel-unsupported package.

Comment 2 Justin Churchey 2003-07-26 19:09:23 UTC
kernel-unsupported?  Where is that package at and how do I install it?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-28 21:01:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 100661 ***

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:57:45 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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