[ubuntu-florida] ssd help

Cary Haynie cary.haynie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 14:28:28 UTC 2011

Couple Questions/Points:
1) Is the drive SATA3, and if so, is the motherboard, and if so, is it
enabled properly? (I have an Asus board that required some jumping though
hoops to activate the sata3 ports in a way that linux would see them. YMMV)
2) You probably don't need to separate out /boot from / anymore, since IIRC,
SSDs have pretty uniform random access across the whole drive.
3) Stupid question, but have you tried the default ext4 partition scheme?
4) where is grub getting installed to?
5) which installer are you using? the graphical installer gets upset easily
if you deviate from the hd layout(s) it expects. Try using the alt-install
cd and if that works.
6) How much wood could a wodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Dan Trevino <dantrevino at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recently purchased a Crucial SSD that I've seen others online be
> successful with.  However, I seem to be SSD challenged.
> http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1
> I'm trying to use this as my only disk in a laptop.  I started by
> creating an MBR partition table, had no luck there, then moved to a
> GPT partition table, and still no luck.  This is roughly how I tried
> to get things working:
> ======================
> MBR:
> 1. fdisk -S 32 -H32 -c
> 2. new primary partition (/boot) starting at sector 2048 (+512M)
> 3. separate partitions for / and /home after that
> Booting this way took over an hour just to see a pointer, and never
> saw a gdm login screen.  So *if* this is working, its extremely,
> extremely slow.
> ========================
> ====================
> GPT:
> 1. gdisk
> 2. new 1M partition ef02 at the beginning of the disk
> 3. separate 0007 (Windows/Linux) /boot, /, and /home partitions after that
> This just boots to a big aubergine screen, but no disk activity and nothing
> else
> =========================
> I've been trying to work EXT2 on the /boot partition and BTRFS on the
> / and /home partitions.
> Suggestions?  Glaring errors or omissions?
> TIA,
> Dan
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