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[alpine-devel] SSD on Alpine Linux

Alba Pompeo
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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...
Thanks for the information.


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Alba Pompeo
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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
same?

Ciao.

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:49 AM, Leo Unglaub <leo@leo-unglaub.net> 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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Leo Unglaub
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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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Leonardo Arena
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On ven, 2016-05-27 at 10:41 -0300, 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...
> Thanks for the information.
> 

Have been using SSDs here since several years.
TRIM used run only on specifics SSD brands, like Samunsung and Intel,
because it did not work reliably on all.
That was sometime ago, dunno about recent kernel. I'd suggest you to
read kernel documentation about it.

- leo