On Sat, 1 Aug 2009 14:21:02 -0700, David Allen <the.real.david.al...@gmail.com>
> I need to create a FreeBSD installation on an SSD drive (connected via a
> USB adaptor), and would like to do so manually so as to avoid the use of
> an installation CD, PXE or sysinstall.
> 1. Would a device alphabetical order (as used by bsdlabel) work?
I think it's no problem. My /etc/fstab looks that way:
/dev/ad0s1b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/ad0s1d /tmp ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1e /var ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1g /home ufs rw 2 2
> 2. I don't expect the system to swap, so can I dispense with a swap entry
> and have everything function normally (no error messages, etc.)?
I don't know how to "expect" swapping. As far as I understood, the
system decides by itself if to write data to / read data from the
swap file. I'm not sure if you can omit it.
> 3. Will adding `noatime' to / or any other filesystem have any
Yes. The access time for files won't be recorded. Using the noatime
option is often advised for the use with SSD media, so is ANY advice
that helps to minimize read / write cycles in order to increase the
life time of the media.
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Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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