Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100866
ReiserFS should continue to be Supported
Last modified: 2007-03-27 00:08:27 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10865 ***
Actually it is a duplicate bug of #100865 rather than #10865. It was just a
typo, just like I hit the submit button more than once.