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Jan
24
comment Reorganize partitions with HDD and SSD
A small SSD is probably better used as a caching device; look into bcache & co.
Jan
24
comment Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home
Move everything to the HDD, checks that it boots, then enable bcache.
Jan
12
comment Reccomended options for mounting /dev/bcache0 as /home
If you want bcache to discard buckets on the SSD, you must use bcache's sysfs flag. I'm not sure about the rest; it would take more familiarity with the code.
Jan
9
comment btrfs mount options not working
My bad, it's planned for this month. You could either wait a few weeks, figure out another way to get a 3.10+ kernel, or switch away from btrfs.
Jan
9
comment btrfs mount options not working
@user upgrade first, move things later.
Jan
8
comment Using btrfs with bcache on /
It probably works because the recovery boot delays mountall. That's another possible workaround; add a sleep 1 to /etc/init/mountall.conf. Apparently you can also add a --debug in there.
Oct
15
comment Does bcache require a fresh installation?
You should probably enable journal_async_commit to make this fast. Unless you boot really old kernels, this option is a good thing to have even for single-disk ext4.
Sep
29
comment Help me setup my new build!
Use hybrid storage, it works pretty well.
Sep
26
comment can I easily migrate a working root system from non-LVM partitions to LVM partitions?
superuser.com/questions/493481/…
Sep
22
comment “Error Loading Operating system” when booting from usb to install 12.10 64bit
What tool did you use to make the USB key, that didn't warn you about the NTFS filesystem?
Sep
20
comment lvreduce too much. Can I recover this?
I was suggesting those checks so that you'd know how much you've diverged from the original filesystem. There are ways to make snapshots, but that could also make things worse if you restored the wrong vg backup.
Sep
20
comment lvreduce too much. Can I recover this?
You can do lvchange --permission r to make the volume read-only, then use e2fsck -n or mount -o ro to get an idea of the filesystem state.
Sep
14
comment 16GB SSD booster on ubuntu
If there's a utility that shows the SSD as a block device, it's not transparent. You can either use the SSD to accelerate windows (using Lenovo's oem driver which may already be installed) or Linux (using bcache)
Sep
14
comment Manual Cloning of a mutli partition gpt disk to smaller target
Just dd back and run gdisk. The gpt is part of the data you're copying.
Sep
14
comment How to combine an SSD boot drive with a HDD data drive?
I recommend SSD caching: askubuntu.com/questions/252140/…
Sep
13
comment What are the advantages/disadvantages of different SSD to HDD cacheing options (dm-cache, flashcashe…)?
The comment about bcache memory use is incorrect, so is the (quoted) one about conversion.
Sep
13
comment What is the best way installing Ubuntu on an 1 SSD + 2 HDD combination?
If you go with bcache: askubuntu.com/questions/252140/…