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by scott.mckenzie
Thu May 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: [HOWTO] Using BTRFS root on stock Raspbian with Pi 2
Replies: 12
Views: 22754

Re: [HOWTO] Using BTRFS root on stock Raspbian with Pi 2

Ancient is right! Looks like an upgrade to jessie is required for a recent btrfs-tools:
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=btrfs-tools

jessie is in the raspbian repo's but wheezy-backports is not. I'll test an upgrade over the weekend.
by scott.mckenzie
Thu May 14, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: [HOWTO] Using BTRFS root on stock Raspbian with Pi 2
Replies: 12
Views: 22754

Re: [HOWTO] Using BTRFS root on stock Raspbian with Pi 2

You are correct - using btrfs-convert will not compress the files. Mounting the filesystem with the compress option and then running a defrag would compress the files. I suspect this would take a long time to perform on an sdcard but at least it's an online operation. I have plenty of space on my sd...
by scott.mckenzie
Wed May 13, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: [HOWTO] Using BTRFS root on stock Raspbian with Pi 2
Replies: 12
Views: 22754

Re: [HOWTO] Using BTRFS root on stock Raspbian with Pi 2

Thanks for posting these instructions. I did have some problems which I think came from running 'sudo rpi-update' after generating the initrd. I think this command may have downloaded a new kernel version which did not match the version of the running kernel or the initrd. This meant my pi would not...

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