My laptop has a 240 GB SSD. Right now I'm using Windows. But I'm planning to clean install Ubuntu (Not dual boot). So I need help with the partitioning. Can anyone please suggest me a partition scheme for 240 GB SSD? My laptop has 8 GB RAM.

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    Unless you have a specific use-case, I'd use the default which is a single partition (and uEFI partition if required for your unstated release). Single partition(s) are easier esp. for encrypted installs; though if no encryption is used; I may also separate /home but that's assuming desktop install (you didn't specify) and use a swap file (not partition) assuming the unstated release defaults to it. My choice would depend on details you've not provided. (simplest is usually best unless you have specific needs)
    – guiverc
    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:34
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    The best partition scheme is the one that works for you. As an opinion, do not over-partiton. Unless you have a particular need for multiple partitions, don't make extra partitions. Ubuntu works perfectly fine installed to a single partition and you don't have to deal with a headache later on because you are running out of space on some partition. Making extra partitions doesn't improve the performance of Ubuntu. For organization, use folders.
    – Nmath
    Jul 23, 2021 at 7:06
  • I'd recommend 25GB for /, 8GB for swap, and the rest for /home. This will let you upgrade your system without affecting user files.
    – waltinator
    Jul 23, 2021 at 13:50

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So I installed Ubuntu finally some days ago and here is how I partitioned.

  1. 50 GB for root
  2. 8 GB swap
  3. 500 MB for boot
  4. 500 MB efi
  5. and the rest is for home

Hope it helps.

  • Perhaps the file system types will also help!
    – Artfaith
    Oct 21, 2022 at 15:49

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