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Re: [opensuse] a little help with Leap 5
  • From: "Knurpht @ openSUSE" <knurpht@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2018 02:49:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <3298769.r9CIAbTAKj@knurpht-hp>
Op zaterdag 2 juni 2018 01:11:13 CEST schreef don fisher:
I have been having a lot of trouble with upgrade, so pardon this if
stupid question.

I do not use LVM. When I boot the Leap 15 DVD and try to set up
partitions, I get 6 rather that the usual 3 generated under 14.3. For
some reason, that I can probably research on google, it sets up
partition 1 as a BIOS boot partition. Not sure why this is required. But
then it sets up partitions 2 and 3 as BtrFS partitions, then partition 5
as another BtrFS partition mounted as root. Then partitions for the
usual swap and home file systems.

Why are there 3 BtrFS partitions? The only comment I can find, all the
way in Release notes:7 technical, is that there is a single subvolume
for all of /var.

I changed the root file system type to xfs and was able to generate the
3, (4 with BIOS boot), partition layout I am familiar with.

Comments please.
Another thing: After reading previous threads about your issues, I think you'd
be better of in

Gertjan Lettink a.k.a. Knurpht
openSUSE Board Member
openSUSE Forums Team

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