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Boot On BTRFS With Debian

Aug 04, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"BTRFS is an experimental filesystem, use at your own risk. The kernel used is also experimental...

"Boot onto Debian CDrom, choose install and answer to the questions until you have to partition the hard drive.

"Then you choose manual. We have to make at least 2 partitions (I advise to do three) in order to be able to boot (I think that GRUB doesn't support BTRFS boot yet so it will have its own partition).

"The first one will contain the linux kernel and grub, the bootloader, I will explain these terms later in the tutorial. I think that 250MB will perform well for this partition.

Type : EXT2
Mount point : "/boot"
Bootable flag : yes.

"Then select "done with this partition". For the other one, you can select to automatically create partitions or make it yourself with mountpoint "/" and type "ext3" (you can take all the space if you don't want swap otherwise reserve a space for swap with your ram quantity in GB + 500MB to be able to hibernate)."

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