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i still prefere to install arch in the classic way, with a standalone (grub) boot partition, after installation,
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== GPT-centric ==
copy all on a backup disk, format /,/home etc into btrfs format, then copy back :)
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Extofme, cool, thanks! [[User:Eigrad|Eigrad]] 08:35, 25 November 2010 (EST)
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Why does this article make it seem as if GPT disks are the only option? btrfs is fine on MBR disks. In fact the entire section on GPT partitioning is generic and entirely irrelevant to using btrfs for root. The section should merely point to gpt or mbr partitioning pages.
  
== booting btrfs with grub2 ==
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== rewrite ==
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I have removed the relevant "disputed, unconfirmed blabla" bits about syslinux. Updated the part on installing the syslinux bootloader and added links to relevant parts of the syslinux wiki.The system install part still needs some changes to reflect the use of the AIS (arch-chroot, pacstrap etc). --[[User:Flako|Flako]] ([[User talk:Flako|talk]]) 08:46, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
  
the current grub2 version works, as far as i can tell, nicely with root on btrfs, even if boot is on it and inside the root subvolume.
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== Loop method not explained. ==
So the article could be simplyfied i guess.--[[User:Ctx|Ctx]] 09:10, 12 October 2011 (EDT)
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:I'm not into btrfs but the article seems to make use of syslinux/extlinux at the moment: you could add the grub2 way as an alternative (maybe preferred alternative?). -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 08:05, 13 October 2011 (EDT)
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The page says...
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"Warning: If you need swap support, either make a partition, or use the loop method detailed below. DO NOT simply use a swap file! Doing so will corrupt your btrfs filesystem."
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However the loop method is not detailed below.
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--[[User:Mex|Mex]] ([[User talk:Mex|talk]]) 15:19, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
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== mkinitcpio-btrfs is not available ==
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The following statement will always fail due to missing mkinitcpio-btrfs, this will of course be addressed later on the page, but it should be removed from this line as it will fail and confuse new users.
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# pacman -r . -Sy base btrfs-progs mkinitcpio-btrfs <boot_loader> --ignore grub
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--[[User:Eskild|Eskild]] ([[User talk:Eskild|talk]]) Fri Feb 22 17:04:42 CET 2013

Revision as of 15:08, 22 February 2013

GPT-centric

Why does this article make it seem as if GPT disks are the only option? btrfs is fine on MBR disks. In fact the entire section on GPT partitioning is generic and entirely irrelevant to using btrfs for root. The section should merely point to gpt or mbr partitioning pages.

rewrite

I have removed the relevant "disputed, unconfirmed blabla" bits about syslinux. Updated the part on installing the syslinux bootloader and added links to relevant parts of the syslinux wiki.The system install part still needs some changes to reflect the use of the AIS (arch-chroot, pacstrap etc). --Flako (talk) 08:46, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Loop method not explained.

The page says...

"Warning: If you need swap support, either make a partition, or use the loop method detailed below. DO NOT simply use a swap file! Doing so will corrupt your btrfs filesystem."

However the loop method is not detailed below.

--Mex (talk) 15:19, 9 February 2013 (UTC)


mkinitcpio-btrfs is not available

The following statement will always fail due to missing mkinitcpio-btrfs, this will of course be addressed later on the page, but it should be removed from this line as it will fail and confuse new users.

# pacman -r . -Sy base btrfs-progs mkinitcpio-btrfs <boot_loader> --ignore grub

--Eskild (talk) Fri Feb 22 17:04:42 CET 2013