[arch-general] BTRFS USB key fails to boot
kyle at gmx.ca
Tue Jul 31 21:58:50 EDT 2012
According to Tom Gundersen:
#Also, usind syslinux rather than grub is usually much simpler
#(assuming you don't require some feature that is only required by
Thanks Tom for suggesting syslinux. I now have a bootable system using syslinux, an ext2 /boot partition and BTRFS on the rest of the disk. Syslinux will probably work without the separate /boot, as I did find the mistake I made when installing it earlier. I installed syslinux using
but had already set the first partition as legacy-bios-bootable Because of this, syslinux-install_update stopped after failing to set the attribute that was already set and never wrote the boot code. After installing it with
it correctly wrote the boot code and gave me a bootable Arch Linux USB key. Some time in the future, I may try to forego the /boot partition and use only a single BTRFS partition just for fun, but for now, since it ain't broke, I ain't gonna fix it. :) Thanks very much for all the help.
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