Install GNU/Linux on External SDCard with Btrfs

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Some reviews I’ve written on UbuntuBuzz lately about Bionic Beta 2 flavors, are, all installed on a 16GB SanDisk SDCard using a USB card reader. Not only Bionic, but Trisquel prerelease version is also installed there. One common problems among all systems I’ve installed there is they are all broken after one or two times of using. Broken here means failure in the filesystem, aka, corrupted, aka fsck checking needed. And in all systems after I did fsck on each of them, all the data inside the partition are gone (deleted, or removed into lost+found/ directory). So this breakage was the problem.

I want to solve this problem, however. And finally I think “how about changing the filesystem to btrfs?”. Yes, as you could see on UbuntuBuzz, all my tutorials recommend EXT4, because I myself only use EXT4 in all time. So this time I tried to change it to BTRFS. I installed Trisquel 8.0 Final Stable two days ago and yes! The problem seems gone. I can use the SDCard with Trisquel over BTRFS there without breakage, without fsck checking too, and without corrupting the partition! Then it is solved for now. This way I can continue my review to the new Trisquel and more. Ah, yes, I should say that installing with EXT4 into SDCard takes 30 minutes, while with BTRFS I found it takes 1 hours.

However, I don’t know if the same problem could happen again in next time. Walhamdulillah.


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Using Trisquel Everyday – Day 2

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

26 December 2017: the new ISO image of Trisquel 8 is out! It’s a long way for me because Trisquel 8 has no new ISO since June 2017.  The new ISO released at 24 December 2017 (two days ago) at jenkins subdomain of Trisquel website. Download it from http://jenkins.trisquel.info/makeiso/iso/. Happy testing!


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Using Trisquel Everyday – Day 1

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

I’m using Trisquel GNU/Linux version 8 codenamed Flidas since March 2017. I decided to write my daily experiences with Trisquel in a series, particularly at the most technically usable things. This ‘Day 1’ at the title doesn’t represent my first day, but, the first article of this series. I won’t write each day except the days when I feel it’s the time to write it and I have no particular order of events. This article is inspired by Didier Roche’s article series about Ubuntu Artful Day 1 until Day 8 from the days when Artful was still pre-release version.

What I remember to write now is:

7 December 2017: Ruben Rodriguez is back at Trisquel Forum with the plan to release Trisquel 8 and plan to plan Trisquel 9. This is a long awaited thing for the forum members. Ruben is the leader of Trisquel Project.

Startup Items: I placed redshift command at startup so now it runs every time Trisquel boots. Redshift is my real treatment for sleeplessness (hard to sleep disorder), a disorder caused by blue light. I say thank you for Redshift developer!

apt-daily.service: apparently, I still need to disable permanently anything related to packagekitd, unattended-upgrade, and apt-daily-blablabla because I found 2 days ago it eaten up (again!) my bandwidth as 100+ MB without my concern.

Desktop Icons: yes, desktop icons (like on Windows) feature is really helpful. Trisquel supports this by default so Windows users can adapt themselves into Trisquel faster. Personally I dislike GNOME 3’s approach (or any other desktop) that doesn’t permit the user to easily put icons on desktop area. However, actually my most used icon there is only IceCat Web Browser.

I follow Trisquel forum via email not via web.


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