Re: repartitioning hybrid hard drives (ssd+hdd)
I followed that link posted earlier by oldfred myself, since I've been using Ubuntu on a SSD only system for two or three years already, and I'm about to set up a couple more as well. I was interested in the question about swap, and here's what I found:
One can place a swap partition on an SSD. Note that most modern desktops with an excess of 2 Gigs of memory rarely use swap at all. ...
Since my system is an ultraportable laptop with RAM limited to a maximum of 2.0 GiB, I set swap at 2.1 GB (mostly so that I could use the hibernation mode of standby without errors). I can confirm that every time I check with the System Monitor, it is very rare indeed for the system to be using any swap at all. I would conclude that there's no need to be paranoid about it in the short term at least. Perhaps there is a tool that would allow some sort of log of swap usage, but I don't know of one, or I'd post my results for you.
Intrepid User of Xubuntu & LXDE on:
(1) Dell Latitude, CPi R400GT, PII 400 MHz, 256MB SDRAM, 66MHz.
(2) Toshiba Portégé 3490CT, PIII 700 MHz, 256MB SDRAM, 100MHz.
Both using NETGEAR MA521 Wireless PCMCIA (no issues!).