Calamares 2.4.5 and Btrfs



Sure. Note that you can disable CoW for databases and virtual machines on btrfs, so using them with btrfs is not a problem.

For setup you describe, format your root partition with btrfs. Choose to create subvolumes and choose manual mode. Create subvolume @ for /. Then, after mounting /boot/efi, choose to mount additional partitions. Choose xfs and mountpoint /home.

In mkinitcpio.conf, add fsck hook.


Do I really need to do that? Why is not added automatically (maybe it happens in Calamares)? Thanks for all your suggestions! :slight_smile:


I don’t know, I suggested it for xfs. It is there by default, but it gets removed if you have btrfs root, because btrfs doesn’t need it.

Edit: a quick Google search suggest that xfs might not need it either.