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FedoraLike Fedora 13, Fedora 14, the latest version of Fedora, has support for btrfs. However, it is not enabled out of the box, that is, it is not available as a File System Type option, if you did not edit the boot method to include btrfs. This post offers a very simple guide on how to pass the btrfs option to Fedora 14. Note that to enable btrfs, you will have to use the DVD installation image or the bfo image. This tutorial covers how to enable btrfs when trying to install from a DVD installation image. If using a bfo image, read how to enable btrfs on Fedora 13. It was written for Fedora 13, but is also applicable to Fedora 14.

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If you are using a DVD installation image, the boot window should look exactly like the one below. Press the tab button on your keyboard to edit the options Note: This technique will not work with the Live CD installation image.

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Install methods


The window will change to show the options just below the boot methods. Press the space bar, then type btrfs.
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Default boot options

The screen should now look just like this one. Press Enter to continue booting.

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Pass the btrfs option

Btrfs will be available as an option in the File System Type menu. For a guide on how to install Fedora 14 on a btrfs file system, see Fedora 13 btrfs installation guide. It was written for Fedora 13, but still useful for Fedora 14.
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Resources: Download a DVD and bfo installation image of Fedora 14 here.

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20 Responses

  1. Haroopad is exactly what I was looking for while coming across this article. Runs good in Ubuntu 16.04. Wanted a stand-alone markdown editor, instead of a browser extension or a text editor plugin. A two-pane markdown editor with nothing in the way.

  2. This is an awesome list. New to Linux and was researching GUI Editors (decided on Geany for now) – will look into command line editors later. I think the only thing missing from the quick evaluations here are output support. Some of the synopsis included them (html, pdf), others did not.

    btw: The link to Remarkable is dead (domain for sale). Appears that the main site is now:
    https://remarkableapp.github.io/linux.html

  3. Hmmm… Looks like you can’t print from Atom nor can you export to PDF because the plugin fails to load. Shame ‘cos Atom looked promising.

      1. I don’t think so, the default editor Scratch will still be the default one. MarkMyWords is just a MArkdown editor, not a code editor 😉

        CommonMark seems very interesting, I’ll read firther about it.

  4. Nice compilation of links.
    I was looking for a decent markdown editor for quite some time, but I ended up settling for web based ones.
    I was expecting something like Gedit or Gummi, but with Markdown / MathJax engine.
    As of now, Atom seems to be the most promising, but I’d like it to use KaTeX, because it’s just so much faster in rendering.

  5. Why isn’t Emacs on this list – or even Vim for that matter?

    I would suggest folks learn Emacs – built in support for git and other version control systems. And. Pandoc-mode, markdown-mode, org-mode, generate uml, flowcharts etc (via plantuml and ditaa etc). Extensive and brilliant documentation.
    Export to html, html5, latex, word, odf, pdf – so many opportunities.

    Tried, tested and unbeatable!

    You won’t be disappointed.

    1. I use vim/gvim in pandoc mode quite a bit, but the idea is to have the feel of a document editor like TeXstudio or at least Gummi. You know, double pane, and interactive elements. I’ve been using vim for over twenty years now, and I know of the niceties that come with it, but I can see why people from the medical field aren’t poised to learn its steep learning curve.

      1. It’s because of that “steep learning curve” that I don’t like recommending software like Vi and others like it to new users. They can get to it after getting used to the easy-to-use ones.

        Atom and Brackets are really good, but Haroopad has a lot more features.

  6. Your main desktop runs Fedora. Hah.

    That aside, well this is a nice enough list. I might look at some of these.

    For markdown I use Sublime Text. There’s also ReText.

    1. retext also supports math.
      manual setup: http://sourceforge.net/p/retext/wiki/MathJax/
      automatic setup:

      # Configure math in parser
      echo mathjax > ~/.config/markdown-extensions.txt

      # MathJax only works in WebKit-based preview.
      # Enable Live preview because why not.
      if [ -f /usr/share/retext/ReText/__init__.py ]; then
      echo ‘globalSettings.useWebKit = globalSettings.restorePreviewState = globalSettings.previewState = True’ | python3 -i /usr/share/retext/ReText/__init__.py
      fi

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