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Offline viniosity

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recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« on: 2014/05/09, 19:07:58 »
Almost ready to go.. I've got a 512GB SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to partition it.


I'm guessing 2GB for swap, 40GB for / and the rest for /home


But anyone have any thoughts or recommendations? It's been a long while since I've touched linux. (Oh, and ext4 for / and /home right?)


PS: I figure this stuff would be in the manual but that link is currently giving a 502 bad gateway error

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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #1 on: 2014/05/09, 19:51:11 »
Sounds reasonable for me. Only thing I would suggest to think about it is that I remember some earlier posts which suggest that you donot really nedd a swap partition any more on modern systems as they have more than enough ram .
But anyway it doesn't harm either.

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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #2 on: 2014/05/09, 20:50:53 »
Looks like a good plan.  I have also seen those suggestions that you don't need swap on these "modern" platforms with lots of memory, HOWEVER, there are some tasks or projects that you can take on that will in fact suck up a lot of swap.  Use gimp to convert 200 .gif photos to a video, for example, and you will need at least 15GB of swap on a system that has 6GB of memory.  So .....
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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #3 on: 2014/05/09, 22:46:59 »
...HOWEVER, there are some tasks or projects that .....

+1

Thought not to need a swap on my 16GB of Ram system, half used for /tmp, til the moment a friend asked me to convert a few 100 fotos to a mosaik...  ;D
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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #4 on: 2014/05/10, 00:47:14 »
hmm, again a lesson learned ???

I now will again ad some decent swap-partitions. At least on my multimedia tv-box.

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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #5 on: 2014/05/10, 14:59:10 »
Try building siduction and android and playing a game at the same time without swap, kinda sucks  ;)
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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #6 on: 2014/05/11, 00:06:02 »
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I'm guessing 2GB for swap, 40GB for / and the rest for /home

i'm not conviced that this is a good idea - nobody need so much space for home. Making a decent /home and leave the rest of the disk unpartitioned sounds reasonable to me - but thats only my kind to do these things.
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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #7 on: 2014/05/15, 06:53:42 »
I ended up running out of memory doing a heavy operation with elasticsearch. Had to repartition.. ending up with 16GB Swap, 40GB / and rest for /home. Interestingly enough I wouldn't have figured out it was a memory issue if I hadn't been running conky.

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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #8 on: 2014/05/15, 21:44:55 »
.... and rest for /home.


There is an alternative that I like better.  Just install the entire OS, including /home, on the first partition (I usually only use 16 or 20GB but you can use 40).  Then, make the third partition a data partition.  Mount it on /mnt/DATA, set the permissions appropriate for your user(s), and then make your main data folders on it, like MUSIC, VIDEOS, IMAGES, DOCS, etc.  Now symlink the data folders into your user's home folder.


The reason to do this -- all those hidden "." configuration files in your user's home folder will stay with the OS.  If the OS needs to be re-installed, or if you choose to multi-boot sometime, the "." configuration settings will not cause problems in the new or other OS.


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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #9 on: 2014/05/16, 01:14:18 »
dibl +1

and i recommand to leave an amount of space free for further use - second or third system. if one need more space for the data partition a resize is fast done.

EDIT: linux isn't windows - not all space on a drive needs to be partitioned. Too be true, this is not needed on windows machines too. 8)
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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #10 on: 2014/05/27, 02:25:51 »
dibl +2

Much more manageable with separate data partition, especially for multi-boot.

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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #11 on: 2014/05/27, 22:07:11 »
I think I would follow dibl's suggestion next setup. In the moment I have

/           25 GB
/home   25 GB
/data    200 GB

on my 250 GB SSD, whith 16 GB RAM.
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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #12 on: 2017/01/11, 08:43:12 »

i found this article on google
http://www.deskdecode.com/top-best-480gb-500gb-512gb-solid-state-drive-monthly-updated/
and they suggest me to buy samsung 850 evo.
how about that?
 


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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #13 on: 2017/01/11, 09:35:40 »
Not a bad choice. But please do not hijack threads.

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Re: recommended partition for 512GB SSD?
« Reply #14 on: 2017/01/11, 13:18:53 »
I have a mixed installation with an 250GB SSD and an 750GB HD by exchanging the DVD-drive with an pretty cheap HDD-caddy. The installation is encrypted and also has a (unfortunately necessary) Wiindows Part.

I followed mostly/partially dibls suggestion but placed the data /Archiv-Folder with those subfolders (pictures, documents, video etc.) completely onto the HDD.

I have now:

/dev/sda1  ntfs            100MB
/dev/sda2  ntfs            49 GB
/dev/sda3  ext4           300MB  (boot)
/dev/sda4  crypt-luks  184 GB (LVM with root, swap, home)

/dev/hdb1  crypt-luks   698 GB (LVM with Archiv containing user-data-folders)

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