F17 & btrfs installation

Kashyap Chamarthy kashyapc at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 10 13:10:42 UTC 2012

On 04/10/2012 06:03 PM, Karel Volný wrote:
> hi,
>> I know that anaconda is having a bug in terms of installing to
>> btrfs Partitions and btrfs is generally disabled for now.
>> Anybody knows if a installation of F17 to btrfs is possible
>> if it already exists?
> I've tried Alpha install, and Anaconda was crashing while reading 
> a device that contained btrfs, even before trying to use it

Any luck w/ virt-install and F17 tree, w/ just bare minimal? I usually use this minimal
auto guest creation script I made.

I'm going give it a try w/ btrfs partitioning. Meanwhile, I wasn't keeping up. Can someone
confirm, does /boot still need to be ext3/ext4 for btrfs to work?


> it was a bit better with live - I was able to play with 
> filesystems without the installer crashing, however, I could not 
> install on btrfs as the target filesystem has to match the live 
> image
> there may have been some fixes since ...
> K.

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