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SSD booting as HDC1 slower on EEE pc Problem solved!
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mikeinrichmond

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr 2008, 09:43    Post subject:  SSD booting as HDC1 slower on EEE pc Problem solved!  

Please, all EEE users that want to/or already have put Pupeee or other versions onto the SSD, this post will allow DMA usage with your SSD thus dramatically increasing the speed, like it was in Xandros. Wish somehow we could incorporate this into the next Pupeee build. Thanks


http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=217865#p217865

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr 2008, 11:06    Post subject:  

I don't know about SSD, but I know on a standard HDD DMA makes a BIG difference. The easiest way to find out if t's worth it is to boot puppy and, from a terminal, run the command
Code:
hdparm -t /dev/hdc1

Then (temporerally) enable DMA with
Code:
hdparm -d1 /dev/hdc1

And run
Code:
hdparm -t /dev/hdc1

again. This should show you the effect that DMA has on the drives read speed.

As to enableing it permanently though, I couldn't say. Could you perhaps use grub's map command to trick puppy into seeing it as hda?
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Apr 2008, 21:20    Post subject: see 1st post (edited)  

see 1st post, and thanks for the info on SSD testing for speed. Running much faster now that the grub menu.lst file is edited to put in hdc=noprobe
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr 2008, 01:08    Post subject:  

Quote:
onto the SSD


At the moment I am using USB keydrive to run Pupeee . . .

My Camera takes the SD format
and Eeepc takes micro-SD
but you can get SD with a micro implant.

Is there anything in terms of speed I should look at
when purchasing?

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr 2008, 03:11    Post subject:  

Yes Lob,

the speed ("...I need warp speed, Mr. Scotty..." Very Happy )
marking, like 80x, 133x or whatever. The newer SDHC cards are not necessarily faster than simple SD. Both classes have different speed variants. And naturally, the higher the speed, the greater the price...Have a look at the Wikipedia article

Lobster wrote:
My Camera takes the SD format
and Eeepc takes micro-SD


...reversed? Eee takes SD too...

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr 2008, 05:50    Post subject:  

Quote:
need warp speed, Mr. Scotty..." Very Happy )
marking, like 80x, 133x or whatever. The newer SDHC cards are not necessarily faster than simple SD. Both classes have different speed variants. And naturally, the higher the speed, the greater the price...Have a look at the Wikipedia article


Many thanks for the info
Made me realize that my camera is using the SmartMedia format. Embarassed

I am now gonna read the article but it seems I will need a SD or SDHC card of probably 2GB to get some Puppy boot speed - However the boot speed from USB keydrive does not really bother me
- not having wireless does - so need to sort that

Thanks for advisement - appreciate it Smile

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