Ok, first of i'm new, hi. So far so good, i dont have any hangups on mint.
My question is,,,, i use mint 13 xfce on my laptop and desktop. I keep a copy of a stable version on my external hdd, so any noobish mistakes are soon rebooted. I use my laptop as my test machine, so i know i have a up to date os, how i like it, on what ever machine i jump on, just a few tweeks in between them. Then if all is good i load onto my desktop. I keep about 3 back up's of mint on external hdd. So say i get into messing with wine etc, then a week later things start to crash, i can go back. Luckily this hasn't happened to me on this distro. After a big mess up and learning the hard way i'm going solid and stable.
Problem, just brought a ssd for my desktop. I use ext4 and ever time i have checked in the terminal i have been getting constant 0 for alignment. Been looking into trim and this is where i'm stuck, thinking my system of back ups of os's wont work.
Am i correct in saying that you tell the os to sort trim, if this is the case is it ok, too, once i install a more stable version on the desktop to trim the ssd, and can this be done easily and safely with each install.
When i say install i just use gparted to copy and paste one partition over the old one.
I hope all this makes sense, fire away if it doesn't.
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on Sat May 10, 2014 12:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.