Bug 128564 - Installer hangs if reiserfs is chosen
Installer hangs if reiserfs is chosen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-07-26 11:13 EDT by John Hall
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-26 23:54:01 EDT
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Description John Hall 2004-07-26 11:13:38 EDT
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Description of problem:

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start installer with: linux reiserfs
2. change disk partitions to use reiserfs
3. installer hangs on "Installing Packages" screen

Additional info:

Instead of seeing a "formatting filesystem" message, the installer
hangs.  I can move the mouse, but the install does not continue (and I
let it sit for 20 minutes).  This happened when I set SELinux to
Active and also with SELinux set to Disabled.  Rebooting and using the
default ext3 FS allowed the install to proceed normally.
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2004-07-26 11:18:03 EDT
Does this occur with booting with:

linux reiserfs selinux=0
Comment 2 John Hall 2004-07-26 11:36:27 EDT
The problem does not occur if I boot with:

linux reiserfs selinux=0
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-07-26 23:54:01 EDT
reiserfs doesn't work with SELinux.

As has always been the case
"# this is totally, 100% unsupported.  Boot with "linux reiserfs"
 # at the boot: prompt will let you make new reiserfs filesystems
 # in the installer.  Bugs filed when you use this will be closed

This is part of why -- it doesn't (and won't) support xattrs or other
features which the OS may depend on at some point.

Thus, closing as WONTFIX (although reasonable patches will be considered)

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