View Full Version : [ubuntu] Setup up Ubuntu with Hybrid SSD (Dual Booting)

November 25th, 2012, 03:06 AM
I have a Samsung series 7 Gamer laptop currently running Windows 7.

Specs are:

Screen Size 17.3 inches
Processor Type Intel Core i7 3610QM
Processor Speed 2.3 GHz (Turbo boost upto 3.3GHz)
Memory RAM Size 16 GB
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive 1 - 750 GB with 8GB SSD Hybrid
Hard Drive 2 - 750 GB
Graphics Card Description NVIDIA GeForce GT 675M
Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB
USB 3.0

As you can see my primary hard drive has a 8GB SSD. What would be the best way to install ubuntu. Currently windows uses a program called ExpressCache using the SSD for the cache.

What would be the best option for dual-booting?
I was reading, and trying to see if there was a similar post.

I don't fully understand the partitioning (root, swap, home) But I get the basics
From what I was able to understand, Swap space should be more than the RAM? But with 16gb of RAM, isn't that a lot?

Would the best set-up be installing Root onto the SSD, having 32gb (Double the RAM) as a swap on the Primary Hard-drive alongside windows and keeping home on the same drive. (I assume I would have to partition the 750gb hard drive with windows)

Also, if Ubuntu uses the SSD, windows would then be unable to use it correct?

Thanks in advance

November 25th, 2012, 03:28 AM
Can you boot from an Ubuntu CD/USB and post the ouptut of sudo fdisk -l. That will show how Ubuntu sees the hybrid hdd. There is probably no need for swap with so much RAM available.