0

I was going to put / on the SSD and swap and /home on the HDD. The system is a office PC and has 4gb RAM. Is this the best way to partition the system?

closed as unclear what you're asking by user117103, Eric Carvalho, user364819, Byte Commander, waltinator Jul 25 '15 at 4:13

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • And your question is? – guntbert Jul 20 '15 at 20:48
1

I have almost same parameters.

I placed / and swap on ssd and no separate /home. There is not enough space on SSD to waste it on having half-empty / partition.

I symlinked large directories to HDD.

I use very fast hybernation from SSD.

I did not place /home on HDD because in Ubuntu there are very many small configuration files stored in hidden directories of /home.

They are accessed on system startup and when you start any application. If you place them on HDD, the system will work much slower.

  • Why not put /home on HDD? – H3R3T1K Jul 20 '15 at 16:18
  • I explained it in my answer. – Pilot6 Jul 20 '15 at 16:21
  • Have a wiki link or something on how to use symlinks? – H3R3T1K Jul 20 '15 at 16:22
  • It can be found in google by "symlink ubuntu". Or here too. – Pilot6 Jul 20 '15 at 16:22
  • But having /home on the SSD will still be faster than having everything on a HDD right? – H3R3T1K Jul 20 '15 at 16:24

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.