Anyone trying the "btrfs" file system?
g.lip at gmx.com
Fri Oct 15 09:28:37 UTC 2010
On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 07:18:31 +0800, Charlie Brune <Ubuntu at bruneworld.com>
> Has anyone tried the "btrfs" file system instead of ext3 or ext4 for
> their 10.10 install?
> If so, how's it going?
Alright, good so far, but note it comes heavily with serious warnings like
"experimental", "under development" etc. To install in Maverick , you need
to use alternate cd, and have a separate /boot partition in ext2,3 or 4 -
this is because btrfs is licensed under gpl2, which I understand grub has
got permission but is too late for maverick, but will be in the nutty
narwhal version. Note too gparted now can read btrfs but cannot as yet
You can test out by converting a small partition in lucid too by
installing btrfs-tools and convert a partition even with data by
"btrfs-convert /dev/sda%". Need to reboot to take effect.
Regards - Goh Lip
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