Minux1 wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:51 pm
I´m thinking of dual booting LM MATE v19.2 and the latest version of Kali Large.
I am starting with a pristine new outta box Crucial 1 TB SSD so I´m particularly interested in this discussion.
I have several Linux eligible laptops so I´m debating whether or not to have a Kali dedicated laptop or dual boot.
Dual/triple/quadruple booting Windows O/Ss didn´t seem to be fraught with the same snags and pitfalls that Linux presents.
Just install the latest Windows O/S last and everything fell into place.
No messing with GRUBs, command line code or any of that stuff.
A reasonably adept 10 year old could do it.
Ubuntu has for a while now installed a swapfile on the drive. Now, I don't know if this is default behaviour or not, but I have SO much RAM in my system I never enable a swap at installation. So, whether Ubuntu says "Hmmm...no swap partition, so I'll do it myself" or not, I dunno.
If you have enough RAM to avoid a swap partition, do so, and before rebooting after installation go to the new filesystem, /etc/fstab, and turn OFF the swapfile.
You'll save a lot of wear and tear on your SSD. I believe at least for right now, RAM is less expensive, so on a laptop I'd put in as much as the system can handle and forge the swaps altogether.