… wait a minute, that guy seems strangely familiar…
I did remember I had this problem before, but for some reason I thought I was on a different situation now, because I was trying to create a new mountpoint for / and it wasn’t working, it was (rightfully) complaining that there was no space left on device. Now I understand there were two things I needed to do first:
I had to choose “Btrfs” as the fs type for new partitions (I was using the default “LVM”)
I had to first map one of the existing partitions to the target (new) installation, and then select this partition on the target; only then I would be able to create a new mount point for / on the target installation. (I probably did exactly this on that last time, I just didn’t remember it )
So, thanks for reminding me of my (smarter) past self
I am facing a different problem right now, but it seems unrelated: installation is aborting as soon as it starts downloading the packages complaining the filesystem is read only. Does it make any sense? Could it be a side effect of something I am doing wrong? Or has my SSD simply gone defective?
Not anymore The main reason for reinstalling the system was a weird crash (out of the blue the system crashed saying that it could not save a file because the filesystem was read only – precisely the same symptom I am facing now ). Based on some googling, I guess the disk is really gone
I do have – somewhat outdated (I update them with every new Fedora release), but still, it’s better than nothing. I did manage to generate a new backup from the read-only fs before trying to reinstall, I will take a closer look at them once I have a chance, to check if they are corrupted (let’s see if Btrfs did a good job in preserving the data ).
I also did try to restore the data, but things were so bad that the command aborted with an error after a while But thanks for the pointer anyway
I already purchased a replacement SSD, let’s hope I have better luck with that one.