[CentOS] Re: convert from fedora with reiserfs to centos-4.3

David Johnston david at littlebald.com
Fri Mar 31 21:34:20 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 16:21 -0500, Robin Mordasiewicz wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Scott Silva wrote:
> > Robin Mordasiewicz spake the following on 3/30/2006 12:48 PM:
> >> I upgraded a box running fedora core 2 to Centos-4.3
> >> The fedora core box has a reiserfs file system, which I am assuming is
> >> not supported in the CentOS kernel. I tried the unsupported kernel but I
> >> still get a kernel panic.
> >>
> >> Can I either convert to ext3, or possibly install something that will
> >> make my reiserfs filesystem work ?
> >>
> > You can not convert, you must backup - create - restore.. Or at least make new
> > mount point in ext2 and cp or rsync over.
> > The kernel unsupported does have reiserfs support, but you would need to make
> > sure it is in your initrd.
> ok I will just backup and restore.

Also consider that if you use ext3 for your root filesystem, you won't
need to tinker with your initrd.  You can then use reiserfs
on /home, /opt, or  /var/spool/news without problems.

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