F11 installation w/o journaling fs

rgheck rgheck at comcast.net
Fri Jul 31 00:53:32 UTC 2009

On 07/30/2009 01:03 PM, Andras Simon wrote:
> I'm trying to install F11 on a first generation eeepc. The usual
> way (live-cd via a pendrive) doesn't work now unless the root fs
> is ext4. I'd like to avoid a journaling fs, because this thing
> has an ssd (and a fairly small one at that). Is a network install
> my only option?  Or can I switch off journaling in ext4
> completely, so it becomes as ssd-friendly as ext2 is?


> A quick
> googling tells me that even mounting an ext4 fs with
> data=writeback mode, it does metadata journaling. I don't know
> how much stress (and space) that is on an ssd.
I installed on an Eee 1000 by using the livecd-tools to copy boot.iso to 
a pendrive, boot from that, and then do an NFS install. I've also had 
success copying the DVD ISO to a pen drive that way. To do this, install 
livecd-tools, then look at livecd-iso-to-disk.


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