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Bug 160701 - Could not install fc4 on reiserfs
Summary: Could not install fc4 on reiserfs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-16 19:07 UTC by Rosen Nedialkov
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-16 22:12:28 UTC

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Description Rosen Nedialkov 2005-06-16 19:07:40 UTC
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
after rebooting:
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
Actual results:
Unable to boot into the OS

Expected results:
To be able to boot :)

Additional info: Athlon XP 1700+, GB GA-7VTHE+, 512 RAM. 
This setup worked perfectly with FC3.

Comment 1 Peter Jones 2005-06-16 22:12:28 UTC
Reiserfs is completely unsupported.

Comment 2 newt goel 2005-08-06 15:37:34 UTC
if you look in the kernel config, reiserfs is compiled as a module. that is
probably the problem.

Comment 3 Rosen Nedialkov 2005-08-06 16:21:31 UTC
(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?

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