[arch-general] BTRFS USB key fails to boot

Δημήτρης Ζέρβας 01ttouch at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 17:43:31 EDT 2012

I'm sorry Kyle for screwing your topic...
well, I think that you need an ext boot partition.
then, try to add the btrfs to modprobe.d (I don't remember exactly how...)
or to rc.conf (if using init scripts and not systemd) by adding "btrfs" to
the MODULES array
On Aug 1, 2012 12:38 AM, "Kyle" <kyle at gmx.ca> wrote:

> More information about my initial problem: I was able to take a picture of
> part of my screen using my phone, and Google is telling me that GRUB is
> loading into rescue mode with an error that says something about "unknown
> filesystem." Sorry, I can't get much more detailed than that, because the
> text conversion wasn't exactly perfect. My /boot/grub/grub.cfg is inserting
> the btrfs module, so I am at a total loss. Maybe I need to take out all the
> if syntax and only search for the UUID. i realize this is a somewhat
> nonstandard install, as I am trying to get a bootable USB key with a BTRFS
> filesystem using the Arch install media that I have written to another USB
> Key in a computer that is running Windows XP, but I do hope this is
> possible. Note that since this is a USB boot, I'm not at all concerned
> about booting the Windows XP OS on the hard disk, because I can boot it as
> long as I don't choose USB boot or remove the USB key from the computer. I
> hope I have provided enough information.
> ~Kyle
> --
> Kyle is a droid.
> The whole world knows it.
> This e-mail shows it.

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