f13 btrfs install onto multiple devices?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu May 13 18:04:50 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 08:56 -0600, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 09:29:20PM -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> > On 05/12/2010 07:31 PM, Neal Becker wrote:
> > > If I create a btrfs raid array (say, using rescue mode), would F13 install
> > > into it as root disk (not boot)?
> > 
> >  From my experiences anaconda will not install to a pre-existing 
> > partition setup.
> Eh?  I wonder why anaconda was doing such things for me on multiple
> occasions?  You need to pick up a "custom disk layout" and go from
> that.
> I do not know what is an answer for the first question but I would
> expect that if a kernel does recognize a file system then an
> installation can proceed.  Try and see and then you will know.
> Maybe you will need to boot "rescue" again post-installation to
> adjust an fs type in fstab?

I believe it ought to work if you boot with the special parameter for
anaconda to handle btrfs (I think it's just 'btrfs' now). If you don't
add this anaconda will just entirely refuse to deal with btrfs at all.
Adam Williamson
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