Hi there, newbie here !
I'm going to have a 256 GB SSD very soon (mSATA 850 EVO) to accompany my 1 TB HDD (7.2k TPM) on a laptop, and I want to take advantage of this to format the HDD (with obvious backup of the data I want to keep).
This is the first time I will have Linux on my own PC (mostly for studies in computer science), the first time I try Windows 10, that I have a SSD, and my first dual boot !
So I took a long time reading tutorials, documentation and such, and came up with something like this to set all my things up :
- Windows OS and most (probably all) programs and games : NTFS (210 GB)
/: ext4 (20 GB)
/usr: ext4 (15 GB)
/boot/efi: ext4 (250 MB)
- Data (music, vids, photos, movies, documents) : NTFS (700 GB)
- AltPrograms (if SSD runs out of space) : NTFS (100 GB)
swap: none (8 GB)
/var: ext4 (3 GB)
/tmp: ext4 (8 GB)
/home: ext4 (50 GB)
Basically, what I want to do here is drastically increase my system's performance and take care of my SSD for maximum longevity (limit the write cycles). That is why I put
/home on the HDD.
I also would like to hear your advice on having the
swap in RAM (mine is 8GB big) and
/home having symbolic links for Pictures, Documents, Videos, Music leading to the Data (NTFS) partition, because some people say it's nice, some that it's bad and should instead use a
/media/transferthingies (NTFS) partition to exchange files between the two OS.
Oh and about the
/boot/efi partition, do I really need it ?
About the installation process, I believe it is something like :
- Reserve space on SSD and HDD with Ubuntu CD for NTFS and ext4 partitions
- Install Windows 10 with Windows CD
- Install Ubuntu with Ubuntu CD
- Make symbolic links in
/hometo my Data (NTFS) partition
Anything I missed ? I hope I didn't, this post is already long...
Thanks for at least reading through this, and thanks in advance for those who will lend a hand :)