This question is a bit general but is there some sort of incompatibility with Ubuntu on SSD's? I currently have a desktop with two SSD's; one running Ubuntu and one running Windows. I have tried two different SSDs one 32GB Onyx OCZ drive and one 64GB Corsair drive. I ended up returning the Onyx thinking it was the problem but I've actually been having the exact same problems with the corsair (albeit the corsair is not suffering from the root delay dropping to busybox issue that the Onyx did while booting god knows that was annoying). I now have the 64GB corsair with Ubuntu on it and a 64GB OSZ with Windows.
1) Frequent hangs. During no particular task everything will just freeze and whatever sound was playing in the last three seconds will repeat.
2) All programs will cease opening. All programs currently open will function but I'm suddenly unable to open any new programs other than terminal.
3) I will suddenly be able to write anything to disk. Most programs lock up and Ubuntu tells me it is unable to write to the root disk. When I restart Grub craps on itself and says that the root drive can't be found and Grub rescue starts.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 x64. The problem only seems to occur when Ubuntu occupies the entire SSD. When windows was on part of the SSD everything worked fine. My suspicions are that Ubuntu is the culprit as Windows ran flawlessly without complaint on both drives. Is this a problem I'm inventing in crazy town or are other people having this problem?
EDIT: I cave. I've spent upwards of 18 hours trying to get this to work and Ubuntu just crapped itself again. Grub can't find the drive, can't get it going, I'm done. Think I'll just run everything in VMware on Windows for a while.
Last edited by nova47; April 27th, 2011 at 02:19 AM.
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