Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159123
reiserfs completely nonfunctional in FC4T3
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
Description of problem:
reiserfs install is completely nonfunctional in FC4T3.
with selinux enabled, you get "Invalid compressed format (err=2)" on boot.
with selinux disabled, you get "Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount
root fs on device unknown-block(0,0)" on boot.
ext3 is fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot the installer with 'linux reiserfs' or 'linux reiserfs selinux=0'
2.go through an install. no errors will be reported.
3.reboot as normal at the end of install.
system panics and hangs on boot.
it's expected to work.
i realize reiserfs is 'unsupported', but his used to work in FC3 just fine, so
something broke in FC4T3. eg a regression.
giving an explicit root device to grub (eg root=/dev/hda5 to override the LABEL=
just in case label parsing is broken) doesnt work either.
i haven't tested i386 yet.
just tested i386. it's borked as well.
Just added a URL for a screen-shot of the relevant debug info.
did you actually test your url? i get a 404 at "Coker Tire" and a redirect.
reiserfs is completely unsupported.
(In reply to comment #0)
> How reproducible:
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1.boot the installer with 'linux reiserfs' or 'linux reiserfs selinux=0'
> 2.go through an install. no errors will be reported.
> 3.reboot as normal at the end of install.
> Actual results:
> system panics and hangs on boot.
> Expected results:
> it's expected to work.
would you please provide mode details to reproduce the problem (what fs do you
create on root partition, where do you create reiserfs, by what tool, etc..)
When I boot the installer with 'linux reiserfs' and go through an install,
I don't see any way to format partitions by reiserfs.