I've just purchased a laptop Dell Inspiron 14z, with a HDD with 500G and a SSD with 32GB.
I installed 12.04 on it, setting the partitioning table like this:
swap partitions in the HDD,
/ partition in the SSD. Two days after installing, I changed some configuration file in the
/ partition, and after rebooting, the BIOS wouldn't recognize the SSD anymore.
The LiveCD was seeing it, but only with a size of 1GB. Eventually I had to call the technical support and I had the SSD replaced. The thing is, the technician told me that, even though I was playing with the partitions, probably the SSD was faulty. However, now I doubt. Maybe Ubuntu was accessing too often to the SSD or something, so that it got overloaded and crashed.
My question is: is it safe to install the
/ partition in the SSD? Do I have to have especial care when installing? (I've read about setting a partition for
/boot, and even to leave the first 500MB of the SSD untouched, due to the MBR configuration, but I am not really sure if that would help). Any tip will be more than welcome.