Compiling a kernel on a Reiser FS system

Posted on 2001-08-20
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hey there,

here is the problem. Depending on its feasability I will increase the points...

I have SuSE 7.2 Professional running on my PC. Since I want to use VMWare I have to recompile my kernel since the necessary include files are not on the machine.

So I decided to compile my 2.4.4 kernel which works fine. I copied the bzImage to /boot and aded an entry to Lilo.

As soon as I start my new kernel it works for a while until the machine tries to mount the root file system which is Reiser FS. The the booting fails: "Can't mount root file system" or something like that is the error message I get.

During the kernel configuration I found something with Reiser FS in the File System section but it was disabled so I could not choose anything there.

Someone knows what I will have to do to get the kernel running?


Question by:hermaf
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xberry earned 200 total points
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Ok, it looks as if you'd have to recompile your kernel.
When you do this you'll notice the menu section
     "Code maturity level options" .
In that section activate the option
     "Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers"
After that the
     option " Reiserfs support" in "filesystems" should be
available for you. Of course you need to have Reiserfs support
integrated into the kernel if you intend to run a Reiser root FS.

Author Comment

ID: 6412878
I thought he does not find the driver for the FS, but since I was not able to find the option to integrate the driver into the kernel ...

Thanks =)

It is working now =)

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Yes, first couldn't believe myself that the Reiser FS should still
be categorized as experimentative with the kernel 2.4.4  

anyway I'm glad it works for you now

Author Comment

ID: 6542950
Okidoki =)

It's still some time ago but ...

I am running Kernel 2.10 and everything is fine =)

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