Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110105
No reiserfs support
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
Description of problem:
Installer does not allow selection of reiserfs partitions at install.
If a reiserfs partition is prepared and root filesystem installed on
it (which the installer will do) the stock kernel cannot boot it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to select reiserfs during install. Oops!
2. Install to reiserfs partition
3. Try to boot. Oops!
System hang. Everyone knows redhat is the only remaining distro that
can't run reiser, so this is pretty much what I expected: failure. Had
to try, though. Thought maybe with the distro out from under the
hobnail bootheel, something might improve. As indeed it might.
Building the kernel with reiser included solves the problem handily. I
haven't a clue how to add this simple option to anaconda. Then again,
I haven't a clue why it isn't there now. Want some impetus? Even
Debian Woody can do this. Geez, my mother-in-law can do this (and has).
There used to be a hidden parameter (Red Hat Linux 7+, I believe) that
you could specify on the SYSLINUX prompt to pass to Anaconda. Whether
it's still there - you can do you own sleuthing.
Since I can't ever remember the specific parameter, I usually throw -
install reiserfs reiser
on the prompt and ReiserFS magically appears as an available option.
The modules included with the default initrd have the reiserfs module.
Unless something has changed significantly post Red Hat Linux 8.0
(the last time I used the reiser trick), it should still work without
Bot with 'linux reiserfs'
Not a bug, huh? Just so I understand, the deal is it remains a hidden command-line
option and will not be part of the graphic install, and this is not a bug?
Is there any system to differ as to whether something actually is a bug or not?