Description of problem:
After doing automatic partitioning with BTRFS, I am unable to shrink the swap and resize my system to utilize the extra space. This does work with LVM, however.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose BTRFS, review/modify configuration, and click automatic partitioning
2. Shrink the swap partition
3. Attempt to change the Desired Capacity of your system or home partitions
The Desired Capacity field is disabled.
You should be able to give the extra space to your system, just like you can with LVM.
The btrfs subvolumes are all part of the same btrfs volume. As a result, they have no size of their own -- there is only the size of the volume. To edit the volume, select any of the btrfs mountpoints and then click the Edit or Modify (I forget which it is) button on the lower right hand side of the options area on the right side of the screen. A dialog will appear which includes options for setting the btrfs volume's size. You might need to change it "As large as possible" and then click the "Update settings" button once you are back to the main screen.
Let me know if that does not get you the desired result.
Yes, that looks like changing the size policy does the trick, thanks.
(In reply to David Lehman from comment #1)
> The btrfs subvolumes are all part of the same btrfs volume. As a result,
> they have no size of their own -- there is only the size of the volume. To
> edit the volume, select any of the btrfs mountpoints and then click the Edit
> or Modify (I forget which it is) button on the lower right hand side of the
> options area on the right side of the screen. A dialog will appear which
> includes options for setting the btrfs volume's size. You might need to
> change it "As large as possible" and then click the "Update settings" button
> once you are back to the main screen.
I've found one problem with that ... even having set the size to "As large as possible", the displayed size does not change
could that be fixed so that after e.g. shrinking the swap the size displayed for btrfs mountpoints increases when the volume is set to anything else than "Fixed"?
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