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LMDE install help

Postby som1special2 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:50 pm

Installing LMDE on an SSD drive and want some advice on how to partition the drive and what file system to use, (My hard drive is 120gb). Want to try something different & thinking of trying btrfs for a filesystem, any thoughts?

Thinking of doing this to my 120gb ssd on next lmde install:

sda1 250mb JFS/Dos/Ext2 @ /boot (primary)
Extended:
sda2 19.75gb btrfs @ /root (logical)
sda3 100gb btrfs @ /home (logical)

Should I add a /usr and/or /tmp partitions, (not sure the correct way to do either).

Thanks in advance!
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Re: LMDE install help

Postby zerozero on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:09 pm

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Re: LMDE install help

Postby cwsnyder on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:58 pm

Arch Linux has a wiki set up to answer most of your SSD questions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives

With 8G RAM, swap may not be totally relevant, unless you like to open 20+ tabs in your browser, have 10+ applications open, for example.

Suggestions that I like are:
-Putting your /tmp folder in RAM
-Putting your /var folder on a conventional drive, with your swap partition, if you enable one.
-Using a non-journaled or noatime or both file system to avoid wearing out directory space.
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