Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30116
ReiserFS not available during install
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:41:49 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)
I was trying to install woverine, and expected to have the choice of using
ReiserFS by now.
However the choice to format as ReiserFS is not available anywhere during
install (neither when using "Disk Druid" or after fdisk).
I was so surprised at this so I switched to the commandline to looked
around, and sure enough: the reiserfs-utils are in the install-system, but
not being used!
Now I really wanted to get this to work, so I actually ran mkreiserfs by
hand on my "/usr"-partition (and did not let anaconda do it) hoping that
it would get used if it existed, but...
...I tried to look for any traces of ReiserFS-support in the install-
system-kernel, but could not find that anywhere.
Not during the bootup messages, and not by doing a insmod/depmod/lsmod.
I then tried to untar the /modules/modules.cgz file in the anaconda-
runtime system, but there was not enough writeable space to both copy the
file off the CD and then untar it, so... ...no go!
As you might have figured by now ReiserFS support is a big issue for me,
and so is it for everyone else in my peer-group that has seen the
performance of that filesystem.
I have been migrating 3 RedHat-7.0 systems to ReiserFS by hand now, and
really don't feel like having to do it all over again for RedHat-7.0 (I
hear S.u.S.E has ReiserFS as an option during install... ;->).
I have not tested that yet, but there seems to be someone (Miguel Freitas)
who has created ReiserFS-enabled RedHat-7.0 CDs allready
(http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/),so implementing this should not be
RedHat /needs/ to include a log-based filesystem in the install now, too
many other distributions allready have done so
(http://www.ibiblio.org/JBLinux/ for example).
I am flaging the "Severity" as "Enhancment", since this is a "new feature"
at the moment, but I certainly consider this a bug, and a quite major one
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installation.
2. Try to get ReiserFS in the installation process.
3. Fail! ;-)
Actual Results: No success (see description).
Expected Results: I expected this to work allready...
Installation is done on my scsi-disk (sda).
Partitioed as following:
/ 500MB EXT2
<SWAP> 120MB Linux Swap
/usr 34GB (Trying to get ReiserFS here)
This is something we will consider for future releases.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27610 ***