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Title: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 26, 2014, 06:01:40 pm
This info applies ONLY to the Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a zg5) that come with the 8Gb SSD
(it does NOT apply the Acer Aspire One that comes with a hard drive .. they use a standard 2.5" SATA hard drive, the motherboard is different, and the plastic case is slightly larger on the bottom)

I had another SSD failure on one of my AA1's the other day, and had run out of replacements .. the 16Gb Super Talent replacement SSD's I've used previously were all sold out, and the 32Gb version was over £90 which is ridiculous.

Hmm, what to do ? ..  I had no intention of spending over £90 on an old netbook, that's more than the damn thing's worth......

I'd previously seen this tutorial for replacing the SSD with a 1.8" HDD:
http://tnkgrl.com/2008/08/16/modding-the-acer-aspire-one-hard-drive/ (http://tnkgrl.com/2008/08/16/modding-the-acer-aspire-one-hard-drive/)
but had been seriously put off by the comments where everyone seems to have problems fitting the ZIF ribbon cable into the HDD

I can report the replacement went well, and I now have a 60Gb HDD in one of my AA1's .. it's faster than the stock SSD, and those annoying I/O pauses are a thing of the past :)

The HDD I bought (Samsung HS06THB) from here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-8-SAMSUNG-HS06THB-60G-HDD-For-HP-COMPAQ-2510P-2710P-NC2400-Dell-D430-D420-/181186388672?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item2a2f8ce2c0 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-8-SAMSUNG-HS06THB-60G-HDD-For-HP-COMPAQ-2510P-2710P-NC2400-Dell-D430-D420-/181186388672?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item2a2f8ce2c0)
£26 including postage .. came 2 days later.

The stock ZIF ribbon cable from the SSD fitted straight in (after some initial effort).

Bit of further info on fitting the ZIF cable -

The ribbon cable goes in with the blue side UP (ie. blue side opposite the HDD's circuit board)

And here's where I think most people had problems

a) there's a black clip that rotates upwards to allow insertion of the ribbon .. but unlike the one on the SSD, it's NOT at the front of the socket (slot side), it's at the BACK of the socket, as pictured here:

(http://conics.net/ziflif/hitachi_zif_only.jpg)

and

b) the ribbon cable only goes in about 1.5 millimetres



Further pics of ZIF Vs LIF sockets here:
http://conics.net/ziflif/ (http://conics.net/ziflif/)
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: banko on April 03, 2014, 11:59:24 am
Thanks for the link etc.

Is it still performing ok?

If so, I will be buying one Monday (my son will fit it, because I havn't a clue)

BTW my SSD is 16 gig, but I presume it will still work ok.

again thanks :D

Keith
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on April 03, 2014, 12:49:51 pm
Still working fine for me, but I've only had it a short while so I can't give any assurances on reliability just yet .. it's your call, and if it fails don't blame me ;)

as long as your current SSD is a ZIF socketed 1.3" IDE (PATA) SSD then yes it should be the right one .. in other words if it looks similar to this:-

(http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1517)
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: banko on April 04, 2014, 07:22:57 am
Don't worry Mark, too far to send the heavy mob, if all goes wrong.

I'll let you know how I get on, but it might take a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on April 04, 2014, 01:44:23 pm
If you haven't already ordered one, you might want to wait a while.

I'm starting to hear some odd sounds from the drive, and once if failed to be recognised whilst making a ticking noise.

It's in one that belongs to my son, so it could be that he's mistreated it .. or it may be symptomatic of an upcoming failure .. you might want to wait and see.

Your call.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: SeZo on April 04, 2014, 02:16:16 pm
@Mark
Is the clicking manifesting when on battery or all the time?
I had a similar problem with the Eeepc where on battey it was clicking every 5 sec or so.
To test you could run:
Code: [Select]
sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda
To set HDD advanced power management to it's lowest value.
If that makes it go away then you know what to do.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on April 04, 2014, 08:12:09 pm
No, battery isn't connected.

This isn't disk power management related, and is highly unlikely to be software at all ... it's doing it in Windows and Linux .. and has locked up three times now.

I'm gonna try repositioning the drive tomorrow as they look slightly delicate .. it may be being squashed a bit by the way I padded it out.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: claudiosala80 on January 06, 2015, 06:25:17 pm
Hello

I did the same, but, after the installation of Debian, I have this errors after the first
apt-get update or installing a package

(http://i.imgur.com/DhSWOmk.jpg)

I am not able to understand if I did an error installing the HDD (ATA error) or if there is a defect on the driver.
It is strange that I able to install OS without issues and they start after

I used a new ZIF cable, since I damaged the original one.
(http://i.imgur.com/tj2q0u9.jpg)

It is possible I used a wrong cable?


Please help me... I spent money to restore my old Aspire One do not trash it!

Thanks and regards!
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 07, 2015, 12:03:00 pm
Dunno what to tell you .. I had exactly the same problem, I'm can only assume the HDD's are incompatible.

It worked for a few days, then I started to get errors all over the place and failed completely  .. maybe the voltage is wrong or not stable enough, or maybe those 1.8" HDD's are just shite .. dunno.

I do know the AOA150 had the same motherboard but had a standard SATA connector .. the SATA controller is still present on the AOA110L motherboard .. so it's not beyond the realms of possibility that you could solder one on.

Code: [Select]
dmesg | grep ata
clearly shows the SATA controller is present and being assigned resources by the kernel:-

Quote
[    1.293027] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0x60a0 irq 14
[    1.293035] ata2: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0x60a8 irq 15

Beyond that I don't think I can help .. sorry.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Ianhu on January 07, 2015, 01:59:33 pm
I bought a zg5 8gssd version in september.

first i bouht an 64gb  zif ssd at the local store, it fit in well but did not worked. I took back, they tested it and agreed with me that it was defected, they can't give a new one because that was the last one, so they gave back the money.
 
After i bought an zif to msata adapteer on ebay, but on that the ribbon cable was to thick, it did not fit.

Finally i bought this on e-bay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221463825247?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221463825247?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
it's arrived today, and also the ribbon cable is too thick for it :(

Now i ordered a new setof ribbon cable.

I hope i will be able to make it work, i really love this bad boy netbook


Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: claudiosala80 on January 07, 2015, 02:08:13 pm
Thank you!

So you don't think it is the cable? I understand that there are ZIF and reversed ZIF, but I didn't understand clearly the difference.
Do you know what is?

In any case the vendor is sending me a new HDD: he declared compatible with AspireOne.

As I know, voltage are standard.



Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 07, 2015, 03:16:43 pm
Thank you!

So you don't think it is the cable? I understand that there are ZIF and reversed ZIF, but I didn't understand clearly the difference.
Do you know what is?

In any case the vendor is sending me a new HDD: he declared compatible with AspireOne.

As I know, voltage are standard.

There are ZIF, Reversed ZIF, LIF, and Reversed LIF

ZIF= Zero Insertion Force
LIF = Low Insertion Force
Reversed = the exposed contacts are on different sides of the cable.
(and there are even ZIF to LIF cables)

It may well be your cable, it may also be the HDD, or it may just be the case (if you've closed the case).

the reason I say it may be the case is I've just had another look at the AA1 with the Samsung HDD and if I opened the case it started working and stopped making that weird noise.
So I had a look and the HDD was being squashed between the motherboard and a plastic riser on the case (where one of the SSD screws went) squeezing it ever so slightly .. I've just cut off that riser, bunged it all back together, and it's now working properly (so far .. fingers crossed) :)

What you have to bear in mind here is I'm no expert on this .. I've done this ONCE (with an HDD, MANY times with an SSD), and I've had many problems along the way with the HDD

IIRC, at one point I was getting errors similar to yours, and it turned out to be the ZIF cable wasn't seated properly in the HDD (which is a royal pain to do) .. My point is, I'll try to answer any questions, but don't expect me to have all the answers here, as It's still a work in progess even for me ;)

What's *really* p*ssed me off is I've just reaalised I've put it all back together WITHOUT the RAM expansion .. so it's all gonna have to come apart again .. Aaaargh ::)

What make and model of HDD are you attempting to fit ?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: claudiosala80 on January 07, 2015, 03:50:08 pm
Thank you for you help.

No problem, I suppose that the scope of the forum is share experience also, not only have the right answer!

The HDD is HS030GB, declared compatible with AspireOne by the seller.
I replaced the original cable and I tried two one with the same bad result. Also the seller of cable declared that are compatible with Samsung HDD.

Only a note: is the difference between reversed are not are only the side of the contact, there is no issue using one or the other, if I connect the cable in the right side of the connector. Correct?

I removed some plastic from the case and I used tape to fix the HDD. Also I added 512 of RAM.

Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on January 07, 2015, 06:35:49 pm
OK, I'll be pulling mine apart again tomorrow to replace the RAM upgrade .. I'll then post if the contacts on my ribbon cable are on the same side, or opposite sides.

I'll also let you know if my drive is the same way up as yours with the cable flat (like your picture)
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: claudiosala80 on February 11, 2015, 10:58:06 am
The vendor sent me a new HDD. Now is working!!!!
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 11, 2015, 11:05:46 am
Great news .. well done, and thanks for the progress update :)
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 29, 2015, 10:06:08 am
As a post script it is now possible to purchase 32GB ZG5 compatible Super Talent cards  for approx £27 and the 64 GB card for £38 although I might have purchased the last one!  The cards fit without any case modifications although some might struggle, as I did, to remove the zif cable block from the original SSD as the double sided medium used is very adhesive.

Before emabrking on an SSD / HDD replacement what is the best way to back up the Peppermint OS6 on the old SSD to be restored to the new SSD / HDD without having to reinstall OS6?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 29, 2015, 01:37:18 pm
That's handy info .. can you post a link to where you can get them please .. mine died a while back, but I'd like to rebuild it.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 29, 2015, 02:35:08 pm
Alas, they are now out of stock of both 64GB and 32GB cards but here's the link for the 16GB card at £23.17

https://www.memoryc.com/storage/ssd/16gb-supertalent-ssd-acer-aspire-one-netbook-pata-zif.html (https://www.memoryc.com/storage/ssd/16gb-supertalent-ssd-acer-aspire-one-netbook-pata-zif.html)


Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 29, 2015, 04:08:57 pm
TVM :)
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 29, 2015, 07:10:29 pm
You're welcome.  Should I start a new topic re system preliminaries required prior to swapping out SSD?  I DD'd my 16GB SSD to a 16GB USB formatted ext4 and DD'd it back to the 64GB SSD using my OS6 boot stick.  Well, of course, that didn't work as the new SSD was not recognised by boot process.  So I ended up using Boot-repair to install a 1GB boot partition.  Now I can boot from the 64GB SSD but it is messy as I have two partitions 1GB and 63GB.  Clearly I didn't do enough homework in preparation! 
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 29, 2015, 09:29:27 pm
Sounds like you just need to reinstall grub.

Do you know how to do this ? .. or would you like assistance ?

What's the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo fdisk -l
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 30, 2015, 12:20:25 pm
As you can see I made a right mess of this!

"Disk /dev/sda: 63.4 GB, 63350767616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7701 cylinders, total 123731968 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0005219f

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *     2050048   123731967    60840960   83  Linux
/dev/sda2            2048     2050047     1024000   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order"

My starting point was an ext4 16GB USB DD image of the original SSD which I then DD'd to the Super Talent 64GB SSD - which incidentally is measurably faster.  If I should have used grub instead of Gparted and Boot Repair then a few steps would be very useful.  I should be able to research the detail.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 30, 2015, 02:45:03 pm
We could reinstall GRUB, but we'd also need to create a swap partition as there isn't one at the moment .. I take it /dev/sda2 is the boot partition you created, or was that meant to be swap ?

Can you post the output from:
Code: [Select]
mount
and
Code: [Select]
free -m
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 30, 2015, 03:11:15 pm
Yes, it was the partition I created and looking at my other POS6 ZG5 /dev/sda1 is Boot - Linux, /dev/sda2 is Extended and /dev/sda5 is Linux Swap Solaris which I how I would have installed POS6.  I'm assuming then I will need a swap partition.  Both machines have RAM upgrades to 1.5Gb if that has any bearing.

$ mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,none,name=systemd)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=guest)

$ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1499        812        687         73         39        371
-/+ buffers/cache:        401       1098
Swap:            0          0          0
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 30, 2015, 04:28:45 pm
Yeah You should really have a swap partition otherwise the system will crash when you run out of memory .. and you'll not be able to use hibernation.

How large is the /boot partition ?

What's the output from:
Code: [Select]
df -h

Here's what I reckon should be the plan of action

a) boot to the LiveUSB and reinstall GRUB to properly point to the /dev/sda1 partition without the need for a separate /boot partition

b) boot to the LiveUSB and delete the /boot partition (/dev/sda2) .. though I'd like to know

c) resize /dev/sda1 to leave 2GB unpartitioned free space behind it

d) create a swap 1.5GB partition in that 2GB free space, leaving 500MB unpartitioned for overprovisioning.
(overprovisioning is empty space at the end of the SDD that can be used for failing block remapping)

e) set "swapon" to activate the swap partition.

f) set swappiness to something like 10

I know 2GB is  a lot to loose of a 64GB SSD, but really you should be setting aside around 7% (4.5G) of the drive for overprovisioning, and as a general rule of thumb around twice your RAM for swap (3GB).

Sound about right to you ?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 30, 2015, 07:40:05 pm
I created a partition of 1Gb as per whatever guidance I found at the time.  When I checked later only about 60Mb or so had been used.  Anyway this is the output from df -h

$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1        57G  7.4G   47G  14% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            741M  8.0K  741M   1% /dev
tmpfs           150M  1.1M  149M   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            750M  400K  750M   1% /run/shm
none            100M  8.0K  100M   1% /run/user

I'm going to work through the steps at some point over the next three days and report back to share.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 31, 2015, 12:51:56 pm
Tried re-installing Grub from OS memory stick using install-grub to my SSD but got /boot not found.  I pressed on with Gparted and have moved the main partition to start at 2048.  The remaining 2GB has been partitioned into a 1.5GB swap and unallocated 512Mb as suggested.  I just need to set swappiness to 10.

The only problem I have now is that when I boot from my 64Gb SSD I get the GNU GRUB v2.02 menu which is a little disconcerting.  Is this related to the problem I encountered with  install-grub?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 31, 2015, 07:16:58 pm
No it's because you installed GRUB to the master boot record .. I thought that was what you wanted ?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on October 31, 2015, 08:21:29 pm
When I used Boot Repair to get the ZG5 to boot from the new SSD I unwittingly installed Grub.  Should I have used install-mbr instead in this case?  Now that the SSD is correctly partitioned all I want to do is lose GNU GRUB menu on boot.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 31, 2015, 08:39:04 pm
Is there 2 OS's on the SSD or not ?



you could try this

Open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
and change:-
Code: [Select]
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
to:-
Code: [Select]
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=2
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=0
SAVE the file and exit gedit.

Back in the terminal run
Code: [Select]
sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober
and change (approx line 23):-
Code: [Select]
quick_boot="1"
to
Code: [Select]
quick_boot="0"
SAVE the file and exit gedit.

Back in the terminal run:
Code: [Select]
sudo update-grub
and reboot to test.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on November 01, 2015, 02:06:01 pm
I only have Peppermint six OS on the SSD.  Do I need Grub then or would a MBR suffice?

Having made the changes the GNU GRUB V2.02 menu no longer appears on boot up - thanks!  However as before there is a 17 second delay between the Acer F2 F12 screen and Peppermint start up screen.  When this screen appears there's a message along the top which reads "Keys: Continue to wait, press S for skip mounting or M for Manual recovery" or words to that effect.  Is this Grub related as well?

My Peppermint OS now takes three seconds to shutdown which is a big improvement over the original 16Gb SSD!
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 01, 2015, 11:14:27 pm
No you need to have GRUB (or some other bootloader) but if you only have a single OS, GRUB normally hides its menu .. I guess that got messed up somewhere along the line.

Following the instructions in my last posting should hide the GRUB menu again.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 01, 2015, 11:20:35 pm
I'm getting the impression that the hardware just isn't physically capable of using a bluetooth/wireless combo card.

If people are having to go to these lengths to add bluetooth internally:
http://tnkgrl.com/2008/08/14/modding-the-acer-aspire-one-bluetooth/ (http://tnkgrl.com/2008/08/14/modding-the-acer-aspire-one-bluetooth/)
and
http://joeharper.net/2008/10/02/43/ (http://joeharper.net/2008/10/02/43/)

you can pretty much guarantee it's not going to be as easy as just swapping out the card ;)
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on November 14, 2015, 12:08:56 pm
As an update  -  Acer Aspire One (ZG5) compatible Super Talent SSD's all formats now available again with 10% off coupon.

https://www.memoryc.com/storage/ssd/64gb-supertalent-13-inch-idepata-zif-interface-ssd-solid-state-disk-acer-aspire-one-netbook.html (https://www.memoryc.com/storage/ssd/64gb-supertalent-13-inch-idepata-zif-interface-ssd-solid-state-disk-acer-aspire-one-netbook.html)

No connection etc.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on November 16, 2015, 10:07:38 am
As I await the delivery of my second 64GB Super Talent SSD I'd really appreciate some advice on how to migrate Peppermint OS6 and customisations from my other ZG5 SSD to the the 64GB. I boot from POS6 only i.e. not dual booting required. I'm comfortable with swapping the SSD's but want to avoid a complete OS re-install if that is possible.  I started off on the wrong foot last time using DD.  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 16, 2015, 11:43:50 am
Have you got an external HDD you can use to write an image to ?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on November 16, 2015, 01:13:57 pm
Alas, I don't have an HDD.  All I have is a 2GB boot memory stick (USB) with POS6 installed and then a 16GB and 32GB memory stick (USB).  I'm looking to migrate from the ZG5 original 16GB SSD to the Super Talent 64GB SSD.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 16, 2015, 05:08:26 pm
Well as you have a USB stick larger than the SSD, here's what I'd do

a) Download the latest Redo Backup & Restore ISO image from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/redobackup/ (http://sourceforge.net/projects/redobackup/)
and place it on your desktop

b) Install syslinux:
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sudo apt-get install syslinux

c) Make the ISO image an isohybrid image:
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isohybrid ~/redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso

d) Burn the ISO image to the 16GB USB stick, by (In Peppermint 6) right-clicking the redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso file and selecting "Make bootable USB stick" .. then pointing it at the 16GB stick.

e) boot to the 16GB stick .. once booted, also inert the 32GB stick and use Redo to create a full disk image of the SSD saved onto the 32GB stick.

f) swap out the SSD

g) boot back to the 16GB stick and use Redo to restore the backup you wrote to the 32GB stick to the new SSD

h) If necessary (though IIRC you can tell redo to do this on the fly) .. boot to the Peppermint 6 LiveUSB and use GPArted to resize the partitions on the 64GB SSD

did that make sense ?
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on November 16, 2015, 07:07:32 pm
Thanks Mark, I'll give it a crack and report back.  When I insert the 64GB SSD at f) do I need to refomat it to ext4?  No need for reply if reformat not needed.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 16, 2015, 09:00:36 pm
There should be no need as the backup should restore the whole filesystem .. that said, it won't hurt if you do and IIRC those SSD's come without a partition table at all so can't hurt ;)
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Screagle on November 19, 2015, 09:57:42 am
Re #31 above I found the cause of that message to be an out-of-date UUID in etc/fstab.  When mkswap is run the UUID gets changed which I found out when tying to figure out why fdisk -l was not listing the swap partition (type 82) as such.  As soon as I had updated fstab as well the initramfs config.d file with the correct UUID for the boot time sped up and the message went away.

Finally I used the desktop Disk utility to relabel the swap partition from type 83 (Linux system) to type 82 (Linux swap / Solaris so now fdisk -l lists the partitions correctly even though prior to that swapon -s confirmed it to be a swap partition.

Probably fairly obvious stuff but I've got to learn somehow as well as stop digging holes for myself.  Having said that I now have a super fast, super talented ZG5!
Title: Re: Acer Aspire One AOA110L (a.k.a. zg5) - replace SSD with Hard Drive
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on November 19, 2015, 12:15:28 pm
Terrific, and well done .. That's what one of the thingsI like about Linux, you can dig around in it to your hearts content learning continuously, it's all just a bunch of readable config files :)
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