Parted Error, "The partition must have one of the following FS-TYPEs: ext3, ext2, fat32, fat16, hfsx, hfs+, hfs, linux-swap"

  • 7000497
  • 27-May-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Situation

When Parted is used to attempt resizing of a reiserfs partition, the error, "The partition must have one of the following FS-TYPEs: ext3, ext2, fat32, fat16, hfsx, hfs+, hfs, linux-swap" is seen. The savvy eye will notice that reiserfs is missing from this list.

Parted does not presently support ReiserFS without being rebuilt with libreiserfs. Until recently, reiserfs was the default filesystem choice for SLE. On both running systems as well as on the rescue CD, parted does not include support for reiserfs.

Resolution

This has been submitted and accepted as an Enhancement Request for SLE11. As a workaround, the following steps may be followed:

  1. Use fdisk to resize the partition.
  2. Use resize_reiserfs to resize the filesystem.

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