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Hello,

Well I just grabbed my copy of arch and was going to install it solo on my SSD (Sig Rig) but after a bit of thought decided to go for dual boot instead. With Windows 7 already on my SSD, what do I need to do to make the arch install go properly? Not sure if the fact that it is an SSD makes a difference but I figured it would be best to ask first.

I know on a Solo Arch install you would want the partitions to start at a specific place.

Any guides to this?

Thanks in advance! - *Back to searching google*

Edit: http://pastebin.com/s0CypDUh ( rc.conf) Really need help with this network issue :/
Update: Networking issue solved! As a note I am an idiot. Ethernet cable had become loose on the router end. Thought I checked it but I guess I missed it entirely.
-- Still need to figure out this problem with my sata ports though,, if anyone knows a specific log file I should upload , let me know. Thanks!
Edited by canadianpanda - 5/7/11 at 12:49am
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A SSD is no different than a HDD. Just make sure you use ext4 for your Linux partitions and add the discard flag to the partitions in /etc/fstab. (Actually, not sure with the C300, doesn't it have its own garbage collection?)


Anyways, its probably best if you do a full reinstall. You could try and resize your Windows partition but that could take a while and result in a lot of unnecessary writes as it moves files around.

Also, make your swap as small as possible, or better yet stick it on your HDD. You have 8GB of ram, so you shouldn't ever need to use it.
    
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A SSD is no different than a HDD. Just make sure you use ext4 for your Linux partitions and add the discard flag to the partitions in /etc/fstab. (Actually, not sure with the C300, doesn't it have its own garbage collection?)


Anyways, its probably best if you do a full reinstall. You could try and resize your Windows partition but that could take a while and result in a lot of unnecessary writes as it moves files around.

Also, make your swap as small as possible, or better yet stick it on your HDD. You have 8GB of ram, so you shouldn't ever need to use it.
Thanks, I will see how this goes then. The last time I did this except with Ubuntu it just locked up no matter what I did on my SSD. Hopefully it goes well though.
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You can skip the swap partition with 8gb of memory in most cases.

Also considering adding relatime or noatime to the fstab options to reduce read writes. Someone wrote a good linux ssd guide thats somewhere around here.
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Alright, I will have to do a search for that.

-- On another note , I have Unity on my ubuntu computer and it had to be the worst upgrade I have ever done. So frustrating to access menus and just AHHH .
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSD



Also, if you think Unity is the worst upgrade you've ever done, don't install Gnome 3.
    
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(Actually, not sure with the C300, doesn't it have its own garbage collection?)
It does, but it's beyond pathetic. The drive really needs TRIM.
    
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Well I now have some issues that I hope you guys can help with.

1. My SSD and 1TB connected through Sata III seem to be plagued with a error that makes my start up /boot extremely slow. Apparently it is common and there does not appear to be a fix. I will post the exact error as soon as I figure out the best way to get my log files to my other computer, as the network is not working on my new arch install .

2. Well everything was going great, I wiped the SSD and installed Arch using the net install disc. Had Internet and was downloading and installing packages. Had done a few restarts already. Now I reboot and install gnome, the gnome install finished and I reboot only to find out when arch starts back up that the network failed to start.

I did all the fixes pertaining to my problem on the arch wiki but still nothing. My Ethernet card is loaded and says it is working, the interface is setup correctly according to the wiki. rc.conf matches my cards interface (eth0).

dhcpcd does very little other then say timed out and waiting on carrier.

Not really sure what to do here. Or how I am going to get my logs to this computer for that matter. Hmm...

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Told you not to install Gnome.

You're using network right? Make sure the daemon is running, then bring it up manually.

Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
dhcpcd eth0
That should probably do it. I can't help you much there though, since I use wireless and networkmanager.


As for logs, if you have a usb stick you should be able to mount it from the command line and just cp the logs over.
    
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Told you not to install Gnome.

You're using network right? Make sure the daemon is running, then bring it up manually.

Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
dhcpcd eth0
...
Sadly , No luck.

Code:
:Version 5.2.12 starting
:eth0: still waiting for carrier
:timed out
As for gnome, pretty sure its gnome 2 as gnome 3 is only on the extra repository. (I could be mistaken)
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