I built a new computer a few days ago and I'm not quite sure how I should go about installing my operating systems. Currently, there are no operating systems on the computer (Just the BIOS). I have made two bootable USBs (one ubuntu and one windows installer).
My questions are:
- How should I partition my SDD(250gb)
I am envisioning that only the Windows OS (200gb?) goes on here and for Ubuntu I have a root partition(20gb?) and a boot partition(500mb?). Do you agree with these sizes and/or do I need any other partitions on here? Maybe I make the Windows partition smaller and add a usr partition(15gb?) for Ubuntu.
- How should I partition my HDD(2tb)
I am envisioning that I have a large partition for Data (music, vids, photos, movies, documents). If this is going to be shared between operating systems, I could see this being 1.5tb. If it were together, probably 750gb each. Data (music, vids, photos, movies, documents). And then for Ubuntu I would probably do 8gb of swap (I have 16gb of ram and don't plan on hibernating). To limit the writes on the SSD, I also would think it would be smart to have a var partition(3gb?), a tmp partition (8gb?) and a home partition (50gb?). Do you agree with these partitions and their sizes? Do you recommend I make shared or separate storage (i prefer what ever is more efficient).
- How do I go about doing the actual installing
I will make the partitions in gparted. Do i do this first before everything? do i make all the partitions at one time. what type of partition table? Do i install windows first? Im most confused about this part.