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Install Sabayon 5.3 on btrfs

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Btrfs is one of the newest filesystems in the Linux kernel. It is similar to Oracle’s ZFS, but lacks ZFS’ more advanced features. It is also still in the developmental stage, not completely ready for prime time. If this is completely new to you, btrfs, B-tree File System (pronounced Butter Tree F S), “is a new copy on write filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration.” In many respects, btrfs is similar to LVM’s Volume Group. Imagine LVM on steroids, and you get a pretty good idea what btrfs brings to the table.

Thanks to its use of Anaconda, the Fedora installer, Sabayon 5.3, the latest release of the Gentoo-based distribution, is one of the first Linux distributions with support for the btrfs file system. This article gives a step by step guide, with clear images, on how to install Sabayon 5.3 on a btrfs-formatted root filesystem.
 read more | mail this link | score:8525 | -finid, July 25, 2010
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