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Old 12-20-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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How to install reiserfs file system on my RHEL5


I want to install reiserfs file system on my RHEL5,but I can't find a good way.please help me!


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Old 12-20-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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Not going to happen easily. They removed reiserfs support from RHEL - presumably under pressure from Hans Reiser to force people to contract his company for support.

Then of course, he appears to have murdered and hidden his wife. About that time, support for future versions of reiserfs was dropped, as the main coder was unavailable, because he is serving 15 years to life.

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/...urrentPage=all

That's too bad, I had great results using reiserfs in the past.

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:21 PM   #3
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Not going to happen easily. They removed reiserfs support from RHEL
In that case, wouldn't it just be a matter of recompiling a kernel with ReiserFS support enabled?

EDIT: Oh, and compiling/installing the ReiserFS utility programs too, of course.

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:45 PM   #4
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In that case, wouldn't it just be a matter of recompiling a kernel with ReiserFS support enabled?

EDIT: Oh, and compiling/installing the ReiserFS utility programs too, of course.
That would presumably allow it, but I suspect doing so means you wouldn't be able to get support from Red Hat for your install. The only reason somebody would pay the (what I see as absurd) subscription costs to them would be to receive their support. Of course you could probably get support until/unless you admitted you did this. I would make a choice personally, either I want RHEL and I'm willing to pay for it, in which case I don't use reiserfs, or I want reiserfs, in which case I use something that supports it. That can get tricky, as almost all the major distros stopped supporting reiserfs in new installs once he went to jail. I know you could install an older version of Debian then apt-get/aptitude your way to a current setup, there might be a path like that for RHEL too, but I am very unfamiliar with that OS. I have this crazy thing where I feel the desire for a free (as in $0) OS!

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:55 PM   #5
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Yeah, if it "voids the warranty" then it's probably not a good option.

In fact, it's possibly not even an option at all in that case.

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:14 AM   #6
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I think SuSE (SLED/SLES) still support Reiser in 10-SP2, although the noises coming out of the organistaion suggest that it will at least become de-prefered at some point in the (near) future.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 05:38 AM   #7
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Independent of all these comments, is it not true that you can't change the file system of an existing partition with data in it? I would assume that you have to create a partition, format with the desired filesystem, and then copy in the files.
 
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Independent of all these comments, is it not true that you can't change the file system of an existing partition with data in it? I would assume that you have to create a partition, format with the desired filesystem, and then copy in the files.
Yup, or just copy the files to another box via network if you can't create a new temporary partition.
 
  


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