Going to install a Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Any thing I should know or do before installing ?
Read up on some of the existing threads here. This forum already has lots of material regarding SSD install. But to summarize, the following are what I did on my Crucial M4 128 SSD:
1) Made sure it had the latest firmware
2) Used GParted to create partitions
3) Installed PCLinuxOS like a standard HDD -- used existing partitions created by GParted instead of having the installer do it
4) Edited /etc/fstab so that the "defaults" option is replaced with "discard,noatime" on all ext4 partitions (see below)
# Entry for /dev/sda2 :
UUID=280a92f5-03fa-43f1-8f44-51d18c2d2cc8 / ext4 discard,noatime 1 1
# Entry for /dev/sda3 :
UUID=9bf79a4f-39cc-48cb-8294-7d023445b00e /home ext4 discard,noatime 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=f4953d4c-3a63-44ae-bcb6-4ab32a76f879 swap swap defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
Hope this helps!