I know a lot of this info is in the wikis or in the forum, but I'm having a hard time gathering it all in my head. Tomorrow I plan to swap out my netbook spinning hard disk for an SSD, and I'd like to put Waldorf on there as well.
I need some help on the following:
1) What tool can I use to build a USB installer for Waldorf to get it on the USB? There are a lot of tools out there, but they don't all appear to be created equal.
2) What is the best way to transition my installed Statler programs to Waldorf? Can I use 'dpkg' or an apt command to save the list of programs I've currently got, and use that list in Waldorf to bring everything down?
3) Do I need to keep anything in mind considering I'm installing this on a SSD? I've seen at least one thread full of technical details, but I'm getting a bit lost and I'm not sure I need all that to get up and running.
4) In terms of power usage for laptops, are there any Waldorf developments I should be aware of? (Should I stick to Statler?)
Apologies for the newbie questions in here, and thanks in advance for any help? (Also, if this should be closed or moved, just let me know.)
Fortune favors the bold.
#! WALDORF (just converted)
Asus EEEPC 1001PXD
1. dd is what you want (careful now!) http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/statler … stallation
2. One big reason for switching to Waldorf is that the packages are newer so rather just write a bash post install script of all your favorite apps. It's Debian and only an apt-get away. Maybe consider saving your config files for those programs instead. If you've made a lot of changes to your Openbox Menu or Keybindings for example you can simply just copy paste em' over on your new install.
3. Porbably, not. Haven't read much on this but I would assume ext4 or 3 would be fine.
4. I've noticed a little more power usage in Waldorf but not too much.
This guide is a little old: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/121718/#p121718
But mynis is still active here so hopefully he will add some more current information. It seems that installing on an SSD is a bit more complicated than a normal install, if you want to optimize performance.
Note that he does say
I'm definitely no expert either, but you would be correct that the life of a drive is not nearly as big a concern now. You could just install #! on an SSD just like you do a normal drive, and it will most likely last you 10+ years. The guide is meant more as a means to increase read/write performance, and the more you reduce unnecessary reads/writes the faster the ones you depend on will be.
Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2012-10-20 03:18:24)
Be eggsalad to each other.