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by Spiderspoon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

Good point. Scroll up to see a picture of the 24 GB SSD.
by Spiderspoon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

Good point. Scroll up to see a picture of the 24 GB SSD.
by Spiderspoon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

So the /home on the SSD would be the system stuff and I could move all my data on to the spinner. Not move the data to the spinner but just create it there to begin with bypassing your ssd /home/username entirely Saves rewrite cycles to the ssd=more longevity. Point all your stuff there. And if you...
by Spiderspoon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

Are you planning to hibernate? --that will determine swap requirements. Even more demands on a fairly mediocre budget allowance. If so you will want that on the spinner Also I would keep /home as installed because it contains your hidden .config directories and files. --just direct your work, downl...
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

So if I did a reinstall, are you saying to install the OS to the 24 GB SSD and the spinner is for the home directory? And is Cinnamon bigger than Mate?
What about swap?
And where does grub come into it?
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

Thanks for that.
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

inxi -xxxzd Drives: Local Storage: total: 957.63 GiB used: 87.6 MiB (0.0%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS541010A9E680 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: A560 temp: 30 C scheme: GPT ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Kingston model: SMSM150 size: 22.37 Gi...
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

Well I've just tried it with a live USB and I got the same result. So can I format the drive in Terminal?

The computer runs a lot faster with the live USB compared to running off the installed version using the hard disk. I think something is slowing it down.
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

by MartyMint » Tue 03 Nov 2020 11:55 am
Hmmm...looks like two seperate physical drives from your info...

Does running GParted from a live disk offer anything different?
I could try that. But I'll have to reboot to try that, so it will take a while.
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

lsblk -S NAME HCTL TYPE VENDOR MODEL REV TRAN sda 0:0:0:0 disk ATA HGST_HTS541010A9E680 A560 sata sdb 1:0:0:0 disk ATA KINGSTON SMSM150 03.4 sata sr0 2:0:0:0 rom MATSHITA MATSHITADVD-RAM_UJ8C2_S 1.00 sata Does that help answer the question? I think it's a separate drive.
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

I was about to edit my last post, but you replied before I got to it. I have been typing in Chrome and it has been hopelessly slow. So I have just opened up Firefox and this is working properly. Back to GParted, I pressed Ignore multiple times and it now shows sdb as an unallocated disk. Whereas Dis...
by Spiderspoon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

I thought I might make a partition on the SSD, which is sdb1 and sdb2, a swap partition. GParted won't load sdb. Libparted Warning.png Is there something I can do to fix this? sdb is showing up in Disks. lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part └...
by Spiderspoon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

Thanks all for the suggestion of using bcache . I had a look at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bcache and it looks a bit hard for a newbie. I might just leave the SSD alone for a while. It's not doing any harm just sitting there. And when does the swap get used? Is it when the RAM is all used ...
by Spiderspoon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Foreign packages
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Foreign packages

I just added a P.S. while you were posting your reply.
by Spiderspoon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Foreign packages
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Foreign packages

I just upgraded Linux Mint from 19.3 to 20 a couple of days ago. One of the instructions was to downgrade and remove foreign packages before and just after the upgrade. When I did the upgrade, there were none there to worry about. BTW, I am referring to Software Sources / Maintenance. Now after doin...
by Spiderspoon
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

Could I use if for the OS? You could, but it will severely limit your ability to install software. 32GB is about the absolute minimum that should be set aside for the OS, with around 40-42GB optimal for a lot of people, but not everyone. You could offload some of the OS directories on to it as well...
by Spiderspoon
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: 24GB SSD

The 24GB SSD is meant for use as express cache for the 1TB drive in conjunction with the version of Windows that came with it, not installing an operating system to. Thanks for that. I looked up ExpressCache. This was used by ASUS. I found this: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/artic...
by Spiderspoon
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 24GB SSD
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

24GB SSD

I have an ASUS S550C laptop with 8 GB RAM. 1 TB hard drive. 24 GB SSD. The computer came with Windows 8 and I can't remember how much use the SSD was. It never performed well with Windows. I was running Mint Cinnamon 19.3. Recently I upgraded to Mint 20 Cinnamon. I have run lsblk and got the followi...
by Spiderspoon
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 20 swap space
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Linux Mint 20 swap space

On my last post I said Do you think I could fit the OS comfortably in 24 GB? On the page https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/partitioning.html it says A Linux Mint operating system takes about 15GB and grows as you install additional software. If you can spare the size, giv...
by Spiderspoon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 20 swap space
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Linux Mint 20 swap space

Thanks all41 Your report shows no swap usage at all. I had just turned the computer on. Currently it is using not much at all. I don't have much running. Later on, I will open a few things up and have another look. The way you are now configured is a long way from where I would want to be. I just up...

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