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Re: [alpine-devel] SSD on Alpine Linux

From: Alba Pompeo <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 11:52:50 -0300

I never used anything but ext4, it was always reliable. Would you
recommend btrfs for an SSD?
I'm thinking about just going with Alpine's defaults.
setup-alpine, follow directions, choose 'sys' and let alpine
automatically partition. This is how I did with HDDs. Should work the


On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:49 AM, Leo Unglaub <> wrote:
> Hey,
> On 05/27/16 15:41, Alba Pompeo wrote:
>> Hello. My notebook`s HDD just died, so I'm thinking about buying a
>> Kingston 60 GB SSD to replace it.
>> Does it work fine on Alpine? Is there TRIM support? Is installation
>> the same or should I go without swap partition? etc...
> you can use whatever drive you want. Alpine does not care. As long as the
> adapter is the same. (So basically every SSD out there should work)
> You can use swap if you want. I would recommend for a noteboot around 1GB of
> swap. Its not needed, but its nice to have in some cases.
> You can use Trim as well, but i am not sure if i would recommend it. Some
> people love it, others have proven that modern SSD's dont care about it. If
> you use btrfs as your filesystem just use the "defaults" options, the SSD
> detection is pretty good.
> Greetings
> Leo

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