F17 & btrfs installation

Kashyap Chamarthy kashyapc at fedoraproject.org
Wed Apr 11 06:50:24 UTC 2012


On 04/11/2012 12:23 PM, hamidou dia wrote:
> Hi List, Kashyap
> 
> I hit the same error message yesterday when testing F17RC4, when
> manually partitionning (though I wasn't issue btrfs).
> I got this fixed by creating a bios boot partition
> 
> I think that in your case you should try to append the following in your KS file
> 
> part biosboot --fstype=biosboot --size=1

Cool, I'll try that. Were you able to have /boot on btrfs ? or were you running it on
ext3/ext4 ?
> 
> Regards
> 
> Hamidou Dia
> 
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> 2012/4/11 Kashyap Chamarthy <kashyapc at fedoraproject.org>:
>>
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>
>>
>> Ok, I gave it a try w/ the below command line, and an error "you have not created a
>> bootloader stage1 target device. This can happen if there is not enough space on your
>> harddrive for your installation"
>>
>> Really? There is plenty of space on the disk.
>>
>> Screenshot of the text install error -->
>> http://kashyapc.fedorapeople.org/f17-btrfs-install.png
>>
>> Any hints?
>>
>>
>> ==> virt-install cmdline <==
>> #########################################################################################
>> $ virt-install --connect=qemu:///system \
>>    --network=bridge:br0 \
>>    --initrd-inject=./ks-with-btrfs.ks \
>>    --extra-args="ks=file:/ks-with-btrfs.ks console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200
>> root=live:http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/17-Beta.RC4/Fedora/x86_64/os/LiveOS/squashfs.img"
>> \
>>    --name=f17t1 \
>>    --disk /export/vmimgs/f17t1.img,size=20 \
>>    --ram 2048 \
>>    --vcpus=2 \
>>    --check-cpu \
>>    --accelerate \
>>    --hvm \
>>    --location=http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/17/x86_64/os/ \
>>    --nographics
>> #########################################################################################
>>
>> => Contents of my btrfs ks file <=
>> #########################################################################################
>> $ cat ks-with-btrfs.ks
>> ## A minimal fedora kickstart file
>>
>> install
>> text
>> lang en_US.UTF-8
>> keyboard us
>> rootpw testpwd
>> firewall --service=ssh
>> authconfig --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512
>> selinux --enforcing
>> timezone --utc Asia/Kolkata
>> bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda  --append="rhgb console=tty0
>> console=ttyS0,115200 rd_NO_PLYMOUTH"
>> zerombr
>> clearpart --initlabel
>> part /boot --fstype ext4     --size=600
>> part /     --fstype btrfs     --size=14000
>>
>>
>> %packages
>> @core
>> @editors
>> %end
>> #########################################################################################
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> /kashyap
>>>>
>>>> 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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