I own an Acer Aspire One netbook. It runs quite all right with Fedora 11. Everything works out of the box after a fresh install. Thanks to all the contributors for this.
The biggest issue i have with this netbook is the slow 8 Gb SSD installed. Despite all the optimisations i've done it's still lagging sometimes. By coincidence i read today on the Debian wiki that it should be possible to create a raid0 (striping) layout with an added SDHC card inserted. Since i had a (4 Gb) SDHC card laying around I thought I might give it a try.
So, I made a backup of all my files and started a new installation. I created a RAID layout with a 4Gb Software RAID partition on the SSD and one on the SDHC and created a ext4 partition on it, to be mounted as "/" . I also created a 100Mb ext3 partition as a "/boot/ partition. Installation seems to go fine.
However, after a reboot i see the Plymouth boot-screen for about a second and then nothing. Rebooting and removing rhgb from the grub commandline reveals the following error:
raid0: too few disks (1 of 2) - aborting!
md: pers->run() failed
EXT4-fs: unable to read superblock
My take at this is that because of the fact that part of the raidset is placed on the SDHC, the kernel can't handle this because it doesn't have the driver compiled in. Can someone conform this? If so, i suppose I can compile a new kernel. Or would it be possible to insert the module before the rest of the kernel gets loaded, for example by placing it on the "/boot" partition...
Quite a story and quite complicated I'm afraid but perhaps someone knows about this,
Thanks in advance,
PS Here's the partition layout I've created:
/dev/md1 / ext4 8 Gb
/dev/mmcblk0p1 /dev/md1 software raid 3882
/dev/sda1 /dev/md1 software raid 3882
/dev/sda2 /boot ext3 75
/dev/sda3 swap 600
free none 3138