How to add reiser4 filesystem in your OS

The first alpha versions of Elive included native reiser4 support

sudo modprobe reiser4

If you don't have the module available, you must install our unsigned kernel, because due to SecureBoot (restrictedboot), and the paradox of the biggest shit by Microsoft is not possible to have it in a signed kernel

In such case, just install the unsigned version of your kernel:

api linux-image-$(uname -r)-unsigned

You should reboot now and select the other kernel from your boot list, and then you will have reiser4 directly avaialble


  • this kernel is compatible with any debian buster system
  • you should have secure boot disabled in order to boot this kernel
  • this kernel has been built for 64bit, maybe there's not a version of it for 32bit ATM