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Bug#501517: [debian-installer] support "Boot Booster" through partitioning

Package: debian-installer
Severity: wishlist

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(Filing the bug against debian-installer because of the complex issue 
involved; nevertheless it seems to mostly affect partman-auto.)

The current BIOSes of most (if not all) Asus Eee PC models with internal solid 
state drives have a "Boot Booster" functionality which allow them to use data 
loaded on a tiny primary partition to speed up their boot. (See [1], [2] for 
more info.)

The Debian Installer may suggest and help to create such a partition - and 
warn about this thing even if the user want to go with manual partitioning.

(Of course the "Boot Booster" partition is often already present on the SSD.)

[1] https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=40871
[2] http://www.nathancoulson.com/proj_eee.shtml

Luca Brivio

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