Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56016
RedHat 7.2 Upgrader doesn't recognize my ReiserFS partitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:12 EDT
Description of Problem:
RedHat 7.2 Upgrader doesn't recognize my ReiserFS partitions. When I tell
the installation that I'm going to upgrade an existing system, it searches
my disk for the existing installation. It then tells me that it cannot
mount the partitions in /etc/fstab. My entire system is ReiserFS, aside
from / which is ext2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the RH 7.2 CDROM
2. Press the Enter button
3. Navigate to the point where you select Install or Upgrade
4. Select "Upgrade"
The installer tried to mount my existing partitions, but it couldn't.
Therefore, I could not upgrade my system.
I expect the upgrader to support whatever filesystems are part of the
official kernel, and to be able to mount my existing partitions. It's
silly that you would not at least include the module, since it is a popular
and stable Linux file system.
The 7.2 installer should be able to upgrade ReiserFS partitions. I don't know
why it didn't work for you. Can you attach your /etc/fstab file and the output
of 'fdisk -l /dev/hda'?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.