ssd

SSD: Don’t mess with commit

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.

Lucid on the SSD with dialogs

Damn. 15 secondish boot time (from power on). Lot of that is the BIOS checking for drives and starting grub! From selecting the OS in grub to the login screen is about 3-4 seconds, and from entering my password to having a usable desktop: about 2 more.

Here’s how (on Ubuntu Lucid):

SSD: Nice, RAMDisk: Niiiiice

http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk

Course, my RAM is overclocked DDR3 :) And I’m using an i7 based system so I see some real thruput from RAM disk.

Trouble is I only have 6Gb. I might have to put another 6 in.