In my previous post about running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.4b1) I mentioned my /etc/fstab changes.
Me no likey. I’ve had to reinstall 2x after that because of something going wrong when I rebooted.
Also, putting stuff from /var into a ramdisk had the annoying side-effect of using up all my memory when I did an OS update. So I moved /var to a regular hard disk partition instead. There’s a little slow down when I do upgrades and such, but not really worth wasting that memory.
So my /etc/fstab now looks like this:
UUID=7bc9f691-a015-4063-b526-a07ab0ff8adb swap swap sw 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,nodiratime,mode=1777 0 0 UUID=eda8c861-70da-43c5-9f38-6ba32e0a1cc2 / ext4 noatime,nodiratime,data=writeba ck,barrier=0,nobh,dirsync,errors=remount-ro 0 1 UUID=b46041f1-6c0b-4eed-b0cf-a40eab0f2d83 /var ext4 noatime 0 2 UUID=f5603151-907e-470d-82b1-0c3b608a805c /opt ext4 noatime 0 2 UUID=6512247f-9b82-444c-bb7a-3164593b804a /playnet ext4 noatime,nodev 0 2 UUID=5692F70292F6E581 /windows ntfs-3g noatime,nosuid,ro,nodev,noexec 0 0 UUID=44EE23FEEE23E6C0 /common ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
Boots insanely fast, takes about 1s longer from login to desktop, but I haven’t had to reinstall again since.