Bug 732594 - Can't format /boot partition as btrfs, despite grub2 support.
Summary: Can't format /boot partition as btrfs, despite grub2 support.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 16
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lehman
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-23 03:06 UTC by Jordan Clarke
Modified: 2011-08-31 02:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-16.16-1.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-08-31 02:31:37 UTC
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Description Jordan Clarke 2011-08-23 03:06:53 UTC
Description of problem:
In custom partitioning of the hard drive, a /boot partition was listed for creation, formatted as btrfs.  Anaconda warned that a /boot partition formatted as btrfs isn't bootable, and asked me to choose a different format.  However, grub2, which is now installed by default in Fedora 16, supports booting from btrfs partitions.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda 16.XX (as supplied in Fedora 16 Alpha (RC5))

How reproducible:
Always occurs

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose custom partitioning layout with a /boot (or / if no /boot is listed) partition formatted as btrfs.
2. Once finished listing partitions, click next to format them.

Actual results:
Anaconda warns that /boot can't be formatted as btrfs, and returns the user to the custom partitioning layout.

Expected results:
The partitions are formatted, and the user enters the next stage of the installation.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2011-08-30 19:51:58 UTC
anaconda-16.16-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-08-31 02:31:03 UTC
anaconda-16.16-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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