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new fedora install on btrfs doesn't boot

asked 2013-08-05 20:07:13 -0500

m.p.kingsley gravatar image

I have been trying to install fedora 19 to try out some of the new features of btrfs in kernel 3.9 (namely raid5/6)

  • I am customizing partion options
    • I have 5 partions of 30G each on seperate hdd's (on discs /dev/sd[a-e]1)
    • i do have separate subvols each for usr,var, and home
    • I have tried both uefi and bios boot protocols (used gpt partitioning for both)
  • Once I had problems, i tried just the defaults for installing on btrfs (still using the same partition scheme) but still continue to get the issue

When I try to boot the new install, I get dropped to the emergency dracut shell. for some reason, sda1 is mounted to sysroot, but dracut can't mount the subvols. I can umount sda1 then remount it and the subvols, then exit and the system contiues booting fine. Because I haven't been able to find a bugreport, I am assuming I have something configured wrong (boot options, dracut, something else) Can anyone give me some pointers to help narrow down what's going wrong?

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answered 2013-08-06 13:43:31 -0500

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have the partition /boot in BTRFS too? try only the partition /boot in ext4

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@MoDeM, /boot is formatted ext2, so i doubt that's the issue, and i just went back and used the same partition setup for fedora 18... I'm stumped

m.p.kingsley gravatar imagem.p.kingsley ( 2013-08-07 21:39:27 -0500 )edit

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