Because I'd like to keep my documents and installed games when I install a new release of Mint in the future, I would like to use a separate /home partition for these files.
I am coming from Windows 7 and this will be my first time switching to Linux completely, so before I replace the HDD with the SSD and start installing Mint, I have a question regarding the partitioning of the drive.
I have read viewtopic.php?f=46&t=287501 and https://itsfoss.com/swap-size/ regarding the size of the swap partition, as well as https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... d.html#ID5 about over provisioning the drive and https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... stall.html for general installation instructions.
This leaves me with the question as to what would be the best way to divide the 500GB on my SSD? Here's what I have in mind right now based on the resources mentioned above:
- 100GB - / (root) (should be 100GB or more according to https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... stall.html, though only 24GB was suggested for a drive twice the size of mine in viewtopic.php?f=46&t=287501)
- 16GB - Swap partition (2x RAM size, the golden rule of swap according to https://itsfoss.com/swap-size/)
- 10GB - Reserved space for over provisioning (7% with a maximum of 10 GB according to https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... d.html#ID5)
- 374GB - /home (the rest)
Edit 1: Changed size of / (root) from 174GB to 100GB and size of /home from 300GB to 374GB after viewtopic.php?p=1592475#p1592475 and viewtopic.php?p=1592475#p1592476
Edit 2: Solved! Linux Mint has been installed and is running smoothly. viewtopic.php?f=46&t=287652#p1592777