Mint Installer SSD Detection

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Mint Installer SSD Detection

Postby noz on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:25 pm

The Mint installer could use an option or checkbox that lets users specify whether a disk is SSD or not. Ideally, the disk would be auto-detected as an SSD, but I'm not sure if that's possible so the manual option would be nice.

Doing this will allow the installer to turn on some optimizations by default. e.g. Automatically adding "discard" to the /etc/fstab.
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Re: Mint Installer SSD Detection

Postby xenopeek on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:57 pm

discard depends on TRIM support, which could be detected automatically. (See my SSD optimize tips viewtopic.php?f=90&t=79503#p461796.) I think the challenge is the Ubiquity installer that is being used is not very flexible or easy to adjust for such things.
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Re: Mint Installer SSD Detection

Postby noz on Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:31 pm

Aww, that's a shame. Perhaps it can be implemented as a pre/post installation script or something.
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