Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160701
Could not install fc4 on reiserfs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
Description of problem:
Im making an install of fc4 on a 3 reiserfs partitions using Custom and then the
Manual partitioning. The partitions were created with the fc3 install long time
ago. The is one for /boot, / and /home. The installations finished fine but
1. There is a kernel panic immediately on the system loading:
Uncompressing Linux ... OK, booting kernel
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
2. The grub menu is black and white, not blue !?
I installed several times and gave up. Now using ext3 on the same partitions.
How reproducible: Always.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install FC4 on reiserfs partitions
2. After install just login
Unable to boot into the OS
To be able to boot :)
Additional info: Athlon XP 1700+, GB GA-7VTHE+, 512 RAM.
This setup worked perfectly with FC3.
Reiserfs is completely unsupported.
if you look in the kernel config, reiserfs is compiled as a module. that is
probably the problem.
(In reply to comment #2)
> if you look in the kernel config, reiserfs is compiled as a module. that is
> probably the problem.
As I mentioned before the exactly the same setup was working fine on FC3.
I'm loading the module before the boot using the "linux reiserfs" command.
I had found that if the /boot and/or / partitions are on reiserfs the system
wont boot. Now these are on ext3 but the others are still on reiserfs.
Could grub had broken something?