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Don't thank him just yet.... mknod reporting that the file already exists means that it didn't do anything.
You're using the out-of-the-box kernel? I ask, because reiser isn't compiled in by default in the kernel (at least, it isn't enabled by default in the 2.6.10 image I downloaded). It's possible, if you've downloaded a kernel from kernel.org and compiled it, you forgot to enable reiser support.
What happens if you call it with mkreiserfs instead of mkfs -t reiserfs? I know that theoretically, mkreiserfs just calls mkfs with the type set to reiser, but it might actually work. Also, what if you try a different filesystem type, such as ext3 or ext2?
Running the bare.i 2.4.29 - what came packaged with 10.1 (will upgrade to 2.6.10 as soon as I get everything else set the way I want) Reiserfs is compiled into the kernel as hda1 is reiserfs and it mounts fine as the root (I once forgot to add reiserfs in on a custom kernel and have learned my lesson
Okay, I came up with a workaround that I'm satisfied with! I deleted the partition hda2 and then created a small 500 MB partition using hda2 with the remaining free space (~95 GB) I created another partition - hda4. I formated hda4 with reiserfs and can mount it with no problems!
I'm not sure what's going on with hda2 but this will work for me!
Thanks for your help everyone!
Last edited by KeithKessler; 02-09-2005 at 09:13 PM.