Replace Partition with EndeavourOS on BTRFS, along side Windows 10 Dual Boot


I have a laptop that comes pre-installed with Windows 10. I have dual-booted it with EndeavourOS by using the ‘replace a partition with EndeavourOS’ in the installer.
This automatically formats the selected partition with ext4, and then proceeds to install EndeavourOS on it.
I would like to do the exact same process, except for one difference. I would love for the installer to use BTRFS instead of ext4, when it formats the partition before installing EndeavourOS.

How can I do this?

In the live session, open a terminal and run:

sudo nano /etc/calamares/modules/partition.conf

Use the arrow keys to go this line:

defaultFileSystemType: "ext4"

Change ext4 to btrfs:

defaultFileSystemType: "btrfs"

When done, press in turn Ctrl+o, enter and Ctrl+x.

Next launch the installer and proceed as you did before. Hopefully this will work out the way you want.


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