Centos 6.3 install reiserFS support

Alon Adler asked:

I’m trying to change an existing ext4 partition to reiserFS in Centos 6.3 64bit.

I’ve updated the kernel to Centos Plus:

First, I’ve updated /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo:

  • In the [centosplus] section:


Then I ran yum ypdate and my Kernel was updated to Centos Plus:

[[email protected] disk]# uname -r

Then, I’ve added this to /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

  • into the [centosplus] section:

    includepkgs=kernel* jfsutils reiserfs-utils
  • into the [base] and [updates] section:

    includepkgs=kernel* jfsutils reiserfs-utils

But when trying to execute:

yum install reiserfs-utils

I get:

No package reiserfs-utils available.

How can I install the reiserFS-utils package to create a reiserFS partition?

My answer:

ReiserFS does not appear to be supported at all in RHEL 6 / CentOS 6. No such package exists in the CentOS repositories, nor is filesystem support available in the kernel.

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