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Re: [OT] netbook recommendation

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 08:04:16PM EDT, Greg Norris wrote:
> On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 08:39:06PM +0200, Leonardo Canducci wrote:
> > Most eeepc seem to be well supported and some have a good battery
> > life. nc10 seems good but it's not cheap nor friendly. dell mini 9 is
> > really cheap but has little battery and bradcom wifi. So... what would
> > you recommend?
> I'm using an Eee PC 901 right now, although it's running Ubuntu 9.04 
> (Netbook Remix) rather than Debian proper... works beautifully, and is
> currently priced at about $280.  I made the following (mostly minor)
> tweaks:
>    * Upgraded the memory to 2 GB (max supported), which has a current cost
>      of approximately $26.
>    * Joined /dev/sda and /dev/sdb (internal SSD storage) into a LVM volume
>      group, except for a small /boot filesystem, and host / and swap there.
>    * My /home resides on a 16 GB SD card, to allow for easy removal if I ever
>      need to leave the netbook unattended.  I'll likely  encrypt it as well in
>      the future, but don't have time to work through the configuration at
>      present.
> The only problem I've encountered is that the SD card isn't always finished
> initializing when the filesystems get mounted, so sometimes /home isn't
> available... this only occurs when booting under battery power.  My current
> workaround was to add the following lines to /etc/rc.local:
>    # mount /home, if not already present, since the SD card may not be stable
>    # during the early boot process
>    if [ "`mount | grep -c ' on /home '`" -eq 0 ]; then
>       logger -t rc.local "mounting /home at `date`"
>       mount /home
>    fi
> I'll revist this issue once I determine a more appropriate fix.  Apparently
> it's not just a Ubuntu/Debian issue, however.
>    http://lwn.net/Articles/329788/

Thanks for sharing.

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