Debian Bug report logs - #501517
[debian-installer] support "Boot Booster" through partitioning

Package: debian-installer; Maintainer for debian-installer is Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; Source for debian-installer is src:debian-installer.

Reported by: Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it>

Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 00:00:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#501517; Package debian-installer. (Wed, 08 Oct 2008 00:00:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: [debian-installer] support "Boot Booster" through partitioning
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 02:00:37 +0200
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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From: Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it>
To: 501517@bugs.debian.org
Subject: hdd
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 11:46:44 +0200
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Update: This seems to apply to models with hard disk drives too, AFAICS.
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