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BTRFS + PUPPY????
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Subito Piano


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016, 22:31    Post subject:  BTRFS + PUPPY????  

So -- is BTRFS coming to Puppy anytime soon?
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016, 23:31    Post subject:  

What is BTRFS?
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Subito Piano


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016, 23:50    Post subject:  

New file system - in development since '07 -- see the wikipedia entry. Newer kernels are compatible with it.

Some distros are including it for formatting prior to installation. I downloaded MX Linux to try out and it was an option when installing.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 00:02    Post subject:  

So what's it do that FAT32 can't do?
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 00:09    Post subject:  

"Btrfs is intended to address the lack of pooling, snapshots, checksums, and integral multi-device spanning in Linux file systems...it offers improvements in scalability, reliability, and ease of management" Much more detailed info at the link above.

I try to avoid FAT32 -- perhaps mostly because Barry doesn't recommend it due to reliability issues. When installing Puppy, he advises against it.

Maybe some of it is just my dislike of anything Windoze-related. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 02:15    Post subject:  

Open Gparted, from it's menu select show filesystem support, then note down the software written in last column in front of btrfs.

Open PPM, search and install that software.
That should do it.

I believe it's called btrfs-tools. But I don't remember correctly.

If it's not available, you may have to compile it.

I remember seeing it in Fatdog 700 repo.

But will have to check again.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 03:35    Post subject:  

Installed btrfs tools.
That gets support into Gparted, but I wonder how other specific Puppy programs will handle it?
Only way to find out is try it, in a Puppy, after you install btrfs tools.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 09:33    Post subject:  

Thanks -- I' ll play with it later today/tomorrow and post back.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 12:34    Post subject:  

I wrote about btrfs recently on my blog:

http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00453

Apart from the running-out-of-memory thing, it looks good.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 16:49    Post subject:  

So it looks nice, but doesn't work (consistently)??
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 18:22    Post subject:  

Installing BTRFS-tools let me work with a BTRFS partition but not install Puppy to it. It's a moot point after reading Barry's post, though...i don't need more headaches.

Barry, if you see this -- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU again for your labor of "Puppy love." I've used it for a long time and it's become my OS/Distro of choice.
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Wyk72


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul 2018, 18:46    Post subject:
Subject description: BTRFS on kernel 4.15
 

I've been using BTRFS for quite some time in my ubuntu setups, it has proven to be a really good "swiss knife" FS that includes advanced features, like RAID, snapshots, compression etc.

I've been reading in the BTRFS wiki that with kernel 4.15:

Overlayfs can now use btrfs as the lower filesystem.

I don't know if it is of any relevance to Puppy development, but maybe the init script can now be modified to include BTRFS support to puppy ? Any benefits/drawbacks ? Worth it ?
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