Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138608
"linux askmethod" does not work when the iso images are on a reiserfs FS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
Installing with the ISO files on a reiserfs system does not work, it
seems the installer is only trying to mount the filesystem as ext2 or FAT
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. place the ISO images in a directory on a reiserfs system (in my
case, the fs is on /dev/hda5 and the directory is "/tmp/isos"
2. burn first image to CD and boot from it
3. at the boot prompt, enter "linux askmethod" (I also tried "linux
askmethod reiser" amd "linux askmethod reiserfs"
4. click through the menus, when prompted for location of images,
select "Hard Drive", then give the device (/dev/hda5) and directory (I
tried both "tmp/isos" and "/tmp/isos"
5. click to proceed
Actual Results: installer gives an error message that the directory
/tmp/hdimage/tmp/isos does not exist. Alt-tabbing over to the install
log, VFS is complaining that it cannot find an ext2 filesystem or a
FAT filesystem on that device
Expected Results: installation should proceed. maybe the user should
be allowed to specify the filesystem type?
We don't have the space for the reiserfs modules to be in the initrd.