I have an old Acer Aspire One AOA150. It has a 160Gb HD and 1.5 Ram Gb with two partitions: Recovery (4GB) and XP (154 Gb). It's physically light and easy to carry. I want to install linux (lubuntu 17) on it and take it everyday to work. I bought a Toshiba L200 drive and plan to install it. I have thought of the following partitioning scheme: (they will be aligned to the Mb due to Advanced Format on the drive)
- Swap 5 Gb.
- / 300 Gb.
- Home 400 Gb.
Primary XP 300 Gb.
Primary Recovery 4 Gb.
Is this a good partitioning scheme for performance and frequent Linux usage? What's the better linux tool for proper partition alignment? I have a gparted boot pendrive and a ubuntu boot pendrive.
I will have to prepare the XP boot as well (I intend to keep it without reinstalling). Files might have to be manually copied due to different sector sizes (drive is an Advanced Format drive). Any other way to transfer disk contents despite different sector sizes?
boot.ini will have to be fixed to default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS and ntloader will have to be added maybe from recovery console.
Am I missing something? Any advice/suggestion? Thanks.