Ubuntu calls for btrfs testing on Maverick
Adventurous Ubuntu users can now install test versions of Maverick Meerkat with a btrfs root filesystem.
Naturally, because btrfs is still very much in development, this is not a wise thing to do on your production machines. Watson makes this very clear: “This is still NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PRODUCTION USE and MAY EAT YOUR DATA.” (That’s pretty clear.)
User will need to manually partition their drive and install using btrfs.
Watson writes: “You cannot yet use btrfs for /boot (although we’re working on this), so you’ll need to create an ext3 or similar /boot filesystem. I assume anyone able to use an experimental filesystem can cope with doing that in the installer’s manual partitioner.”