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    Question Looking for partition advice

    Hi everyone. I'm planning on migrating over to ubuntu but I have some concerns about how I should go about partitioning. Currently I'm using windows 7 (installed on a 120GB ssd) along with a separate 1TB hdd. Here is how I currently have things set up.

    120GB SSD
    -120GB Windows partition

    1TB HDD
    -300GB Applications
    -200GB Media (music)
    -200GB Work
    -300GB General Storage
    (I've rounded the numbers for clarity)

    I'm going to be doing some python coding and web development and I'd like to install a vm for it. In my situation how would you guys recommend I set up my partitions?

    Thanks.

    (btw I have 12GB memory)

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    Re: Looking for partition advice

    If it's going to be a VM, don't change anything. Find a spot with enough room and good filesystem characteristics and put your VM there. The VM will be a file or files on the host filesystem.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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    Re: Looking for partition advice

    sorry, I should clarify that I'll be using ubuntu as my os (as in I'm replacing windows 7 with ubuntu) and likely another distro for the vm. I'm not sure how much space I need for vm, and that is the reason I mentioned it.
    Last edited by singen; December 11th, 2012 at 02:52 AM.

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    Re: Looking for partition advice

    Exclusive of VM, my root partition has about 17G used, so 50G or so would be more than generous for the OS. Adequate swap space would be 2X the memory you have (or are planning) plus 10%.

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    Re: Looking for partition advice

    So then do you think it would be appropriate to set my entire ssd as root and the hdd in its entirety as /home?

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    Re: Looking for partition advice

    You can always keep your SSD for Win7 as a great backup if thing go wrong. Use the 1TB HDD for testing Linux OS as you can have multiple OS on the same drive. I have 3 Linux OS and one Windows OS all on the same drive.

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    Re: Looking for partition advice

    No need for a hybrid solution if you configure the SSD right:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd

    Then you can use the platter disk for simple mass storage.

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    Re: Looking for partition advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Pjotr123 View Post
    No need for a hybrid solution if you configure the SSD right:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd
    Thanks for the link.Lots of good info.
    Recently got a SSD and am using it mainly as a boot drive for 12.04, with a 2TB HDD for mass storage. Was wondering what has to be done to keep the SSD from wearing out prematurely.
    Ubuntu 16.04 64bit Ext4 on a Dell Studio XPS Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-860 2.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 ram and Dual booting: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Ext4 & 32bit Vista Home Premium, on a Toshiba laptop dual core AMD Turion 64, 2.0 GHz, 4GB ram.

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