[arch-general] BTRFS USB key fails to boot

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Jul 31 18:25:12 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:43 PM, Δημήτρης Ζέρβας <01ttouch at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Kyle: a btrfs module (in rc.conf or otherwise) should not be necessary.

In my experience, life is much easier with /boot on an ext partition
(I tend to stick with ext2, but that's just because I don't have much
confidence in boot loaders).

Also, usind syslinux rather than grub is usually much simpler
(assuming you don't require some feature that is only required by



If you have more debug output, you could put picturesup somewhere, and
I'm sure we could do a better job at interpreting it than Google (I
didn't even know Google could do that to be honest).

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