How to use an ExpressCard SSD device as the boot and system storage device
I've tried to find relevant information on this issue
on this discussion board and on the internet in general,
without getting far. (I do find information related to
setting up GNU/Linux systems on usb storage devices,
but I do not know how pertinent this is.)
I have a ThinkPad T60 running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron,
with 3GB of RAM.
The 80GB hd (sda) is partitioned this way:
- sda1 mounted root (/) 16GB, ext3
- sda2 mounted home (/home), 60GB, ext3 and
- sda3 for swap, 4GB
I have just purchased and ExpressCard SSD disk
When I physically mounts it, it works perfectly,
in the sense that it gets mounted correctly as a
new storage device.
However my intention is to move the content of the
sda1 to this device, in an attempt to reduce boot time
(and hopefully experience increase the performance of
the system in general as well) and configure this device
to function as the boot and system device.
First of all, is this possible at all, can such a hot
swappable device function as the boot and system device?
Secondly, will such a configuration likely reduce the boot time
and increase performance in general?
And if so, how should I go about? Are there any relevant guides
or the like?
(Specifically I would also like to know if I then should
configure the device in the fstab configuration file?
As far as I understand the mounting of hot swappable devices
is managed by udev.)
Any help is much appreciated.