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How to install Linux Mint 10 on a btrfs file system

Nov 15, 2010, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to finid for this link. ]

"Linux Mint 10 is the first version of Linux Mint with built-in support for the B-tree File System (btrfs). Btrfs is one of the newest file systems in the Linux kernel. It is a copy on write file system with the following features: snapshotting and writtable snapshots, object-level mirroring and stripping, file system compression, multi-device support, online and offline file system checking, etc.

"Though it is now possible to install Mint and several other Linux distributions on a btrfs file system, you should be aware that it is still under heavy development and not yet ready for use on production systems. Taken from the man page of btrfsctl, the main management command line tool for btrfs: "Btrfs is currently under heavy development, and not suitable for any uses other than benchmarking and review.". Note: Btrfs is the default file system on MeeGo.

"The rest of this post presents a step by step on how to install Linux Mint 10, aka Julia, on a btrfs file system."

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