I've got a 240GB SSD that I'm using as my boot/applications drive and only have Ubuntu 14.04 installed, so no finagling with Windows or OS X installs.
I originally partitioned off 40GB of that 240GB as a fast access area - which I figured would be enough for simple projects now and again.
However, I'm finding that 40GB isn't really enough for everything I want to be able to speedily start (VMs & video/picture editing.)
df -h to see what's being used with what I've installed thus far, and under 15GB of that 200GB of space is actually being used:
$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 184G 9.1G 165G 6% / <-- none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup | udev 3.9G 4.0K 3.9G 1% /dev | tmpfs 793M 1.6M 792M 1% /run | All SSD (/ is mounted on SSD) none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock | none 3.9G 1.6M 3.9G 1% /run/shm | none 100M 52K 100M 1% /run/user | /dev/sda1 93M 3.4M 90M 4% /boot/efi <-- /dev/sdb2 914G 124G 743G 15% /home /dev/sda2 37G 25G 9.8G 72% /media/nate/05b2dfb9-a2ad-4c21-98d3-9c8467a7f4c0 ^- 40GB partitioned off
Obviously, since so little is being used, I'd like to be able to take some of that space that isn't being used, and put it to work.
According to this q/a the minimum required for
/ is 8GB, while the suggested is at least 15GB.
Judging by that, could I partition off 100GB of the 200GB currently partitioned and expand the general speedy space by that much?
What I want to know is, how much should I leave partitioned off for
/dev/sda3/) and how much can I safely expand the
/dev/sda2 partition by so as to have more general speedy space?
The way I originally installed was I set up a 200GB partition for
/ on the SSD and set up
/home/ to be on my 1TB HDD.
And, upon deciding how much is safe to partition off, what would be the safest method for taking that space and adding it to the general speedy space partition?