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[opensuse] Re: Btrfs: Error Upon Installation
  • From: "Sam M." <backgroundprocess@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 05:12:45 -0800
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By the way, here's my partition setup on my workstation:

sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 156M 0 part /boot/efi
├─sda2 8:2 0 2G 0 part [SWAP]
├─sda3 8:3 0 20G 0 part /
└─sda4 8:4 0 909.4G 0 part /home
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom

After the btrfs install failed, I couldn't import mount points in YaST
as that failed. I had to go into expert partitioner, and YaST wanted
to create another 2 partitions in what looked like what was free on my
sda4 partition. I deleted those entries and now I'm all back up and
running on EXT4 and everything is great. I don't mind using btrfs if I
can get past the error.

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 5:00 AM, Sam M. <backgroundprocess@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I installed btrfs over an EXT4 operating system partition (/), and I
got a strange error message. The options the dialogue box gave
pertaining to the error were Continue and Abort. I clicked Continue,
and then I got a lengthy error message about a problem creating
initrd. I clicked continue or ignore (I forget), and if I recall
correctly the installation finished. I think when I rebooted the
system, all I got was a black grub screen with a flashing cursor. Has
anyone else gotten this? I installed btrfs on another test laptop and
there were no problems. The drive I'm using has no bad sectors and
passes SMART, so I don't think it's that. Here is the error message:

"Failure occured during the following action:
Formatting partition /dev/sda3 (20.00 GiB) with btrfs

System error code was: -3043

/bin/mount -t btrfs -o subvolid=0,acl,user_xattr '/dev/sda3'
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda3,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error

In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try


Continue despite the error"
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