srs5694 Thank You for that clarification. And your right on the mark, I was worried about the drive becoming a coaster in 3 months if it was aligned improperly, not really the boot up time. The boot time will most likely vary on my system I am using & other factors, I find KDE loads a little slower than Cinnamon, but not by much but I just really got into the "everything works" aspect of KDE. It has beautiful eye candy and no version ever worked quite like 16 does.
I wanted to be sure of the process of the install of what to format the swap as, and I'm glad I asked.I was unaware that you could choose swap as a formatting factor, because I always just chose automatic formatting, this will be my first shot at making my own partitions and pointing them onto 2 different drives. I am also under the impression through research to leave about 18 GiB on a 128 Gib unallocated as a second partition on the SSD for garbage collection to keep the drive running smoothly. I'm also aware of some tweaking I'll need to do to some config files which is fine I'm used to the terminal now, even learning shortcuts and echoing commands now instead of actually opening up certain config files. My fstab, or any config file for that matter I always make a backup copy of one first before doing any changes on the file, so if I hose it I can always revert to the backup... My main worry is and always has been getting the alignment right, through tons of research you would not believe the different "suggestions" I read about.
The thing is and this can help all newbies (of which I still consider myself as in Linux) even though I've been running it successfully for 2 years now, when I can stop asking you guys and gals questions and offering my own help in return, than I will take myself out of the newbie category
. But checking the date of information you read is very important because what used to be the way to set up for SSD's 3 years ago is no longer needed as the technology grows.