Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139309
Problems installing to ReiserFS partition
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
The install fails when attempting to install nfs-utils-1.0.6-39
package. I attempted both a CD install and a HTTP install and in both
cases it failed at the same spot. When switching the partition type to
LVM, the problem went away and install worked as expected.
I did not have the same problem with an i386 install on the same hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Well I reproduced it will two different sources.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installer with reiserfs, create reiserfs partitions for /,
/usr, /home, etc.
2. Attempt an install.
Fails on the nfs-util packages claim that either the file is bad or
there's no room on the device.
Installs without problems.
Ran installer with selinux=0 as I was told it doesn't like reiserfs.
/boot - 100mb (ext3)
/ - 1GB (reiserfs)
/tmp - 1GB (reiserfs)
/usr - 10GB (reiserfs)
/home - 5GB (reiserfs)
As all of the text around the undocumented reiserfs option claims,
reiserfs is unsupported. This is one of the reasons.