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scanning for btrsf systems on start up? SOLVED
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:20:36 am »
Hi all so when i installed peppermint it always said 'scanning for btrsf systems' on start up
it still is about a 15-20 second start up and still is very fast but is there anyway to remove
this on start up for an even quicker start up? and what does this mean???
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Re: scanning for btrsf systems on start up?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 09:30:15 am »
btrfs tools was added to the Peppermint 5 release for those who wanted to use the btrfs file system but assuming you ran a default installation it's not required so to stop it scanning on startup, open the terminal and run this code

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sudo apt-get remove btrfs-tools

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Re: scanning for btrsf systems on start up?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 09:58:13 am »
ook i ran the code about to reboot what does btrsf do??
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Re: scanning for btrsf systems on start up? SOLVED
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 10:00:11 am »
ok that worked! thanks
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Re: scanning for btrsf systems on start up? SOLVED
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 11:08:17 am »
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ook i ran the code about to reboot what does btrsf do??

I don't really know enough about this stuff to give an in depth answer but as far as I understand BTRFS (Butter-FS as it's sometimes called) is a file system like ext4 in Linux and NTFS in Windows but more akin to ZFS in BSD it's a fairly new technology and still in active development so not widely used yet




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Re: scanning for btrsf systems on start up? SOLVED
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 11:16:54 am »
ok thanks for the info ya i don't plan on changing anything like that and i also don't know enough about it
to do so. I just didn't like that my boot up time was taking a little longer its much faster now with out it.
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Re: scanning for btrsf systems on start up? SOLVED
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 11:51:20 am »
B-Tree File System (Btrfs):-

Btrfs is a file system:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system

More about the Btrfs file system:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Btrfs
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-tree
and
https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page
and
https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Using_Btrfs_with_Multiple_Devices

The reason a scan is run at bootup .. in case you're using the Btrfs ability to span a volume across multiple device.

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btrfs device scan is used to scan all of the block devices under /dev and probe for Btrfs volumes. This is required after loading the btrfs module if [or in  case] you're running with more than one device in a filesystem.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Re: scanning for btrsf systems on start up? SOLVED
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 11:53:07 am »
thansk for the info ya i dont think have any plans to use it. So no reason to have it scan.
i like having a faster boot up too :D
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