Freitag, 28. Januar 2011

Installed Linux on an SSD

I have it up and running for some weeks now, I took the most simple approach possible described here: just create one partition on the SSD (I still have Grub on my HD) using

sudo fdisk -H 32 -S 32 /dev/sdg (choose first cylinder as 2, end cylinder as the default one)
sudo mke2fs -t ext4 -E stripe-width=128 /dev/sdg1

when booting Kubuntu 10.10 from installation CD, then install from there.

No need to do any aligning calculations whatsoever. I even have /home, /tmp and /var on the SSD. There is quite some write activity in those directories, but then SSDs get cheaper and cheaper …

All that is left to do after installation is:

  • sudo apt-get install sysfsutils
  • sudo nano /etc/sysfs.conf
  • add the line block/sdf/queue/scheduler = noop at the end
  • sudo nano /etc/fstab
  • change the options for / to noatime,discard,data=ordered,errors=remount-ro

System performing abolutely great now!

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