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?

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

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

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