User talk:AdamT/Installation Notes

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  1. Desktop Setup sections may be better fit under post-setup. Check installation guide and follow its structure.

AdamT (Talk) 03:27, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Btrfs partitioning

  • See Btrfs#Partitioning.
  • If the current Grub installation method (GPT-BIOS) can work without the reserved space this would simplify the installation process and should be implemented.
  • Testing needed. --AdamT (Talk) 09:16, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Further attempt at research did not elicit any meaningful information. Hardware testing is indeed needed at this point. -- AdamT (Talk) 01:23, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Proposed changes / notes

# mkfs.btrfs -l 16384 /dev/sdx
# btrfstune -x /dev/sdx

Updated or expanded Btrfs optimizations?

Flashcache, Bcache, or other write-through solution?



  • RAM to SSD to HDD solution feasible? Warranted?
  • Bench marking?
    • Worst of all worlds or best?
Following some initial research, SSD caching by way of bcache, flashcache, dm-cache or the like, does seem to be a decent solution in terms of performance. However, the current solutions would add additional complexities to the storage layers and Btrfs may eventually add similar features. See here.
From this understanding, I am continuing to focus my efforts into learning Btrfs as fully as feasible, and not worrying about these other options for now. -- AdamT (Talk) 23:43, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Enable KMS


Wait on Wayland until Gnome 3.14 (~March 2014).

Gnome stuff

Even with gnome and gnome-extra some stuff that seems essentially to a complete Gnome install gets missed:

  1. telepathy stuff
    1. Install: telepathy-gabble telepathy-salut telepathy-idle telepathy-rakia telepathy-haze
  2. Spellcheck
    1. Install: aspell-en aspell-fr aspell-uk.

Fish shell


New Install Goals

Better follow The Arch Way throughout.

  • Simplicity
    • Kernel:
      • Mainstream?
      • Linux-ck?
    • DE: Xfce
    • Browser:
      • NetSurf
      • Midori