I want to try fedora by installing it alongside my LEAP 15.1 installation.
Opensuse resides in two btrfs partitions, for root and home respectively. There is also a swap and a bios boot.
I would like the same pattern for the fedora installation so I created 2 more btrfs partitions on the same disk for / and /home of fedora. What should I do with the /boot?
During install, I use the blivet tool and I assign / and /home and I get an error for not accepting /boot on btrfs. How should I go about installing fedora and setup grub to choose distro?
BTW, I cannot do anything with the bios boot partition from the blivet tool, rather than deleting it.
This does not answer your booting questions, but things would be much simpler if you let btrfs manage the volumes. Use one partition to contain one btrfs for each distro, which will contain three non-root subvolumes. Use two of the subvolumes for / and /home, and the third for your snapshots. Do not confuse the btrfs root subvolume with your / subvolume; they are distinct.
So, shall I leave unpartitioned space and let fedora installer create a btrfs partition and get installed?
I am not sure how to setup grub so that I don’t lose access to opensuse… If I just try to install fedora, will it take over grub? and would it find opensuse?
Im not sure how to perform the installation without loosing access to my working opensuse installation. Here is my fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Disk model: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: 3632F0C3-B612-45CA-AFC4-407A7CB6696F Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/nvme0n1p1 2048 18431 16384 8M BIOS boot /dev/nvme0n1p2 18432 83904511 83886080 40G Linux filesystem /dev/nvme0n1p4 960690176 976773134 16082959 7.7G Linux swap /dev/nvme0n1p5 167790592 566249471 398458880 190G Linux filesystem Partition table entries are not in disk order. Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Disk model: TOSHIBA HDWJ110 Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x000497d6 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 1953523711 1953521664 931.5G 83 Linux