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btrfs root filesystem on raspbian

A lot has changed since the answer from @Piskvor-left-the-building. Let me list the changes: the config.txt and cmdline.txt files have been changed from /boot/ to /boot/firmware/ directory. BTRFS ...
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What, besides the MBR, is on the start of a Raspberry Pi OS drive?

If the MBR is 512 bytes (which includes the partition table), what is in the rest of that 4MB at the start of the device? The MBR is 512 bytes. The rest of the block at the beginning is garbage/...
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I cannot boot from SD card, "BusyBox v*** (Debian *** ) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)"

Following the advice of @goldilocks I solved the issue with e2fsck -c /dev/mmcblk0p2 by agreeing to optimize when prompted: Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): 0.00% done, 0:00 elapsed. (0/0/0 ...
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I cannot boot from SD card, "BusyBox v*** (Debian *** ) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)"

Redownload a fresh copy of the OS image, then rewrite it to the card. All the partitioning/formatting was a waste of time that just will cause the card to wear out a little sooner: writing an image to ...
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