I'm having trouble to install F16 to an SSD. My main goal is to have the ext4 filesystem for the / partition to be created with some specific parameters that (should) help to align filesystem specific structures better to the erase block sizes of my SSD.
My first attempt was to partition the SSD myself and create an ext4 filesystem as intended for the / filesystem: (It's the -E parameter that's supposed to be important if /dev/sda2 is properly aligned in the partitioning too)
mkfs.ext4 -v -b 4096 -m 2 -E stride=128,stripe-width=128,resize=70G /dev/sda2
after doing this...
when I go through the livecd "installation to harddisk" procedure, I can not get F16 to install to this partition, it insists that it want to re-format the partition I chose (/dev/sda2) to use as /
When i give in and let the installation tool reformat (to ext4) the partition I can not find any option to add my (-E) parameters to the issued mkfs command that is run.
Is there a way to install to a preformatted filesystem, or a way to add parameters to the mkfs that is done from the installation tool GUI?