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Posted: May 19, 2011 4:32:34 pm

I've been using VirtualBox to boot the CTKArch 0.7 iso and then do an install onto a real USB stick. The install takes ages and finally grinds to a halt at 83% when I set the root filesystem to be BTRFS. The system is still responsive, minimal CPU load etc, with some instances of unsquashfs running. When I tried an install using ext4 instead the install finished very quickly.

I guess this is probably an upstream problem with btrfs - I just thought it was worth pointing out. If you'd like any more information, logs etc, just ask. Great work by the way, I'm loving ctkarch.

Posted: May 19, 2011 8:56:00 pm

What's the size of the partition?
Note that there is no verif in the installer that your / partition is big enough.
Also note that the BTRFS superblock is giant (256MiB). Bigger than ext4's.

I think that this is your problem. When writing on BTRFS it gets stuck if there is no more disk space available.

What was the size of your BTRFS / partition?
Posted: May 23, 2011 9:21:17 am

I will consider checking that there is enough space in the destination directory and displaying a warning if it's not the case, but that's not really easy to implement, as there may be several partitions mounted in the installation directory…

Can you please confirm that this was the cause of your problem?
Posted: May 23, 2011 11:46:06 am

"but that's not really easy to implement"
I've got an idea for that, I open a post in "suggestions" to tell it...
Posted: May 28, 2011 8:21:04 pm

tommyturbine, can you confirm the cause of your frozen install? Was the partition full?

[Edit] Assuming this. Not a bug; but a warning will be added to the installer (feature).
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