[Fedora-livecd-list] btrfs for Fedora 12 and 13 LiveCD/DVD ?

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 11:42:54 UTC 2010

Here is patch that Yang sent. They used this patch for Meego but I'm
not sure if it handles all issues because ther image is not btrfs even
it can be installed only on ext3 formated partition and not on btrfs
last time I checked:

Is this patch in latest mkliveinitrd in rawhide?

"Yang, Yi Y <yi.y.yang at intel.com>
to	Valent Turkovic <valent.turkovic at gmail.com>,
"livecd at lists.fedoraproject.org" <livecd at lists.fedoraproject.org>
date	Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 2:35 AM
subject	RE: [Fedora-livecd-list] how to enable btrfs for livecd ?
mailed-by	intel.com
hide details Jun 7
Mkinitrd has an issue for btrfs, here is the patch:

diff --git a/mkliveinitrd b/mkliveinitrd
index 66167be..ba575b4 100755
--- a/mkliveinitrd
+++ b/mkliveinitrd
@@ -667,7 +667,7 @@ do_live_from_base_loop() {

    # set up new /dev/root symlink
    rm -f /dev/root
-    ln -s /dev/mapper/live-rw /dev/root
+    ln -fs /dev/mapper/live-rw /dev/root

    mount -n  /dev/mapper/live-rw /sysroot
    # here you can modify the rw ext3 fs for testing if you don't want to

I don't know wht it is so, but it is really so :-)

For anaconda, I think you need to do some changes, but with this
patch, your live image should be able to boot normally."

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at wolff.to> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 18:39:16 +0200,
>  Valent Turkovic <valent.turkovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm wondering about making it work in squashfs so that users like me
>> can create Fedora LiveCD/USB Remix could be installed (copied) on SSD
>> drives. As LiveCD install only copies image I would like to have BRTFS
>> image what would be copied to netbook's ssd with enabled compression
>> and sdd option for BTRFS.
>> Is it possible to do that?
> If we were to go down this route (and I am not committing to do any work
> in this area), the plan should be to allow the install to go to any supported
> file system type, regardless of what was used on the image itself. This would
> be a necessary change if we stopped doing ext3 embedded in squashfs. I have
> some interest in that, but its not high enough priority for me to say it
> will ever rise to the top of my todo list.
> P.S. I am keeping this just on the livecd list. That seems more appropriate
> than the users list and it shouldn't be on both.

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