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aortell24
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: having a hard time installing on an ssd Reply with quote

Hello everyone I am having a real hard time installing on my first ssd. I keep getting read only file system when extracting the stage 3 tar ball. I have used gentoo for years but this is my first ssd. I erases it with the "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=4m" command I dont think it is the drive because I had it working once but had a problem with the firmware for my new hd 6770 card . Any help would be great.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry I am using the gparted live cd to align the parttions starting with 1 MB. any thing else needed please let me know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now it is giving me an input/ouput error
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aortell24,

If its not the drive, its the data cable or the motherboard.

You don't need to write zeros to an SSD. mke2fs will trim it all when you make your filesystem(s).
Thats much better than writing zeros as the FLASH controller knows everything is erased.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply so there is nothing special I need to do to use ssd. I
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aortell24,

Get the block alignment right.
Choose a fs that supports trim and make sure you use it.
Thats all.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks man
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