My first question here.
I'm relatively new to Linux. Pretty much I've been using Windows since 95 release, so I'm a bit confused as you may have guessed. It's not really Ubuntu-specific question (well it kinda is), but I believe that this question belongs here.
So, on Windows I would simply make a 180GB
C:/ partition from my SSD and then I'd make ~500GB
D:/ partition for Games/Music and ~1TB
E:/ partition for programming/game development/drawing etc.
On Linux I figured out that I could use SSD for system (
/ mount point) and swap (I heard that it's recommended that swap size is 1.5 or 2 times as much as RAM, so I've spent 32GB of SSD for swap) and my HDD for my own files (
/home mount point).
So far everything works fine, but I've found one weird problem:
- I can't resize my
/homepartition with free space I have available on my HDD. I simply boot up Ubuntu live cd, run gparted and there I can only shrink this partition.
It's weird, because I have ~hundred GB of free space on this HDD, but that's optional part of this question and if somebody could answer it I'd be grateful, but it's not necessary.
My real question is as in the title: Can I use such setup as I described or could mixing up SSD and HDD or having swap on SSD cause any problems in future?
I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
As requested, here is output from
sudo parted -l:
Model: ATA ST1500DM003-9YN1 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 3 107GB 760GB 652GB primary ntfs 1 760GB 1500GB 740GB extended boot 5 760GB 1500GB 740GB logical ext4 Model: ATA INTEL SSDSC2BW18 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 180GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 32,8GB 32,8GB primary 2 32,8GB 180GB 147GB extended 5 32,8GB 180GB 147GB logical ext4
sudo parted -lto your question? If you google 'ubuntu ssd best practices' you will find a lot of information to help guide you through setting partitions in a rational matter for your ssd/hdd installation.
swap = 2xRAMwas good when most people had 512 MB of RAM. If you have 16 GB, better is to have something about 1 GB. Also, it is bad for your SSD to have
swapon it. Better place it on your HDD. Also, I see that you can't resize your
/homepartition because there isn't any space left.