Making space on an EeePC

Zoltan Hoppar hopparz at
Fri Nov 12 18:35:10 UTC 2010

I have also an EeePC 701 with 4G SDD, and I'm currently planning an
customised openbox version of Fedora. If somebody has interest please
contact with me, and let's discuss about the needs - and so on.

Waht do you say guys?



2010/11/12 Andrew Haley <aph at>:
> On 11/12/2010 04:38 PM, fred smith wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:41:33AM +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> On 11/11/2010 07:16 PM, fred smith wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:58:03AM -0800, Joe Zeff wrote:
>>>> FWIW, I am currently running F13 on a eeepc 901 which, admittedly, has
>>>> A LOT more "disk" space,... a 4 gig and a 16 gig SSD. Normal Gnome
>>>> install, though made from the LIVE cd, and tweaked a little due to the
>>>> smallness of the root ssd.
>>> Me too, but I just used LVM to create a single logical volume that spans
>>> both the 4G and 16G flash drives.
>>> It's plenty quick enough, too.
>> I had done the same as you for F10/11/12, and I found it to be horribly
>> slow on anything that touches the disk. (because, so I'm told, the 16
>> gig secondary SSD is very cheap/slow flash RAM.)
> Hmm, interesting.  I'm getting 12M/s write speed on the 16G drive,
> double that on the 4G drive.  It's not going to break any records, but
> it's fine to use.  But anyway, the read speed (which is surely what
> matters for the OS) from the raw devices is 32Mb/s for both drives, so
> I'm not convinced it'll make a huge difference.
> Having said that, write speed pretty much maxes the CPU anyway because
> it's an encrypted drive.  Previously I was running everything from a
> SD flash card, and this is definitely better!
>> Having done the install from live and putting /home and /usr on the
>> 16 gig (along with a little bit of swap, which is pretty much never
>> used, but which serves to allow hibernation) it is MUCH more responsibe.
> Interesting.  I guess most of the system will end up in the first 4G
> anyway.
> Andrew.
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