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    Ok Guys/Gals,
    I was on here yesterday in Laptop help, I decided to wipe the Suse Live version and go with full install. I re-downloaded the DVD and my other one was faulty. Problem solved there.

    I have tried the installation 4 times and having to re-wipe and re-partition back to normal. Everytime it seems to stop working after the OS has been installed and it takes forever on verifying install. Any reason for this. An why would I want to have a separate home partition?

    Is BTRFS a good file system, I heard its very unstable. Should I use it being a noob or stick with EXT4?

    Thanks any help again! lol you guys are great!

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    /home means when you do a re-install/upgrade - all your files stay safe

    ext4 is my recommend
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberglyph View Post
    I have tried the installation 4 times and having to re-wipe and re-partition back to normal. Everytime it seems to stop working after the OS has been installed and it takes forever on verifying install.
    What do you mean with "verifying install"? I don't think something like this is done during installation.
    But try to disable the floppy drive in your BIOS settings. Especially if you don't have one the installation can freeze (it doesn't really _freeze_, but just hangs for a long time actually) if the BIOS says so.

    Another reason for a freeze during installation would be certain wireless devices. So try to disable them as well for the installation, either in the BIOS settings or via the hardware switch.

    Any reason for this. An why would I want to have a separate home partition?
    It would be easier to do a fresh install, as you can just format the / partition when /home is on a separate partition.

    Is BTRFS a good file system, I heard its very unstable. Should I use it being a noob or stick with EXT4?
    Actually it is quite stable in the meantime, and the plan is to make it the default for / in openSUSE 13.2.
    But one thing to be aware of are the automatic snapshots that can fill up the disk (even though "df" would still show several GiB free space). And there's still another problem in 13.1 at least: grub2 cannot write to a btrfs partition, so if /boot is on btrfs it cannot revert the default boot entry. That means, if you ever hibernate the system, there will be no boot menu shown any more, but openSUSE is being booted directly. Or, even worse, if you choose a different OS to boot in KDE's Restart dialog (Windows f.e.), you cannot choose openSUSE anymore, and cannot even fix that without a LiveCD because Windows cannot access your BTRFS partition either.

    So ATM I would recommend to rather stick to ext4, especially if you're a newbie.

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    On 2014-03-21 18:16, cyberglyph wrote:

    Most of your questions have been answered already, but I would like to
    comment on this one:

    > Is BTRFS a good file system, I heard its very unstable. Should I use it
    > being a noob or stick with EXT4?


    It is good and it is stable. However, it is still under heavy
    development. The more recent additions and "experimental" features are
    not enabled by default. You have to take an extra step (which I don't
    remember).

    It is a very interesting filesystem, with some very interesting features
    not found on any other filesystem in use currently. But, to take
    advantage of all of that, you have to be somewhat experienced, IMO.
    Thus, I would not recommend it for your first system :-)

    Stick to ext4 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberglyph View Post
    Ok Guys/Gals,
    I was on here yesterday in Laptop help, I decided to wipe the Suse Live version and go with full install. I re-downloaded the DVD and my other one was faulty. Problem solved there.

    I have tried the installation 4 times and having to re-wipe and re-partition back to normal. Everytime it seems to stop working after the OS has been installed and it takes forever on verifying install. Any reason for this. An why would I want to have a separate home partition?

    Is BTRFS a good file system, I heard its very unstable. Should I use it being a noob or stick with EXT4?

    Thanks any help again! lol you guys are great!
    Try to include the package kernel-firmware on install.

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