Installation on Yet Another Netbook

Christopher Rawnsley rawprawns at
Thu Jan 15 03:52:11 PST 2009

On 15 Jan 2009, at 01:22, Christopher Rawnsley wrote:
... I tried a 'make img release' ...
Just in case any one else falls in to this trap, Michael Neumann  
pointed out that it should be 'make img installer release' for the  

I managed a manual install for now. I thought I'd run the disc layout  
past the lists as I would like to see what the consensus is:
  * My netbook has two flash drives internal to it. One is a ( fast )  
3.8GB and the other is a ( slower ) 7.7GB.
  * From what I have read, swap partitions on flash drives is bad  
news as it reduces the life of the disc.
  * Space is limited so I am thinking that having fewer partitions is  
a good idea.

Using a pseudo disklabel structure my drive layout looks like:

# Drive     Mount   Offset  Size           FS Type
 ad2s1a         /        0     *   UFS
 ad3s1g     /home        0     *   UFS+Softupdates
where ad2 is the smaller but faster drive and ad3 the slower but  
bigger one.

So my question is, could this drive structure be better?


More information about the Users mailing list