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Yuritau
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I forget, but can relearn!

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Howdy!

Not actually new here, joined up in 2011 and used version 10 for a year or so, but then fell back into the morass of windows for 8-ish years. In my defense, win7 was notably less terrible than other versions (before and after), lol. I'm back now, and definitely more newbish than I once was.. turns out you can forget a lot in 8 years! So a new newbie post, since I've gone and reverted back to pretty much that state.

I'm just starting the process of building a new gaming PC, which will demand win10 instead of win7, so I figure it's as good a time as any to migrate (almost) fully to Linux! I'll unfortunately need to keep a sad, dark corner on a neglected drive for win10, just for the odd game that can't run in Linux or Wine, but hopefully I can minimize that.

Couple I'm-kinda-a-newbie-again questions, if folk don't mind, as I plan out the drive space allocation for the new system:
1. Are swap partitions still a thing, or does having a silly amount of memory (64 GB) make that irrelevant?
2. I'll be installing mint on a 1 TB m.2 PCIe drive. Is it still recommended to have separate partitions for / and /home?
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Re: I forget, but can relearn!

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Yuritau wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Couple I'm-kinda-a-newbie-again questions, if folk don't mind, as I plan out the drive space allocation for the new system:
1. Are swap partitions still a thing, or does having a silly amount of memory (64 GB) make that irrelevant?
2. I'll be installing mint on a 1 TB m.2 PCIe drive. Is it still recommended to have separate partitions for / and /home?
Welcome back! Let me try to answer your questions:
  • I still use swap (swapfile instead of a dedicated partition), but with 16GB I rarely hit. It really depends on what you're doing.
  • The best part of separating /home is if/when you need to reinstall; way easier to get your system back the way you want it.
You mentioned gaming. Steam is getting better and better, not only with game selection but running Windows games via Proton (its version of Wine). Obviously, your mileage may vary.
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Re: I forget, but can relearn!

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Hello Yuritau,
Welcome back to Mint and the Forums. You'll pick it back up quickly. enjoy! :)
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Welcome back to the Forum. :D
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Re: I forget, but can relearn!

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Welcome Yuritau,

I think we are on the same bus, as I am also back from a long Windows trip.

Regarding your question for "swap", Mint 19 didn't allocate a separate partition during setup for me, but used a swap file à la Windows, which is a wise choice imho. This swap file thing is the new trend in Linux, I guess.
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Re: I forget, but can relearn!

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Linux using a swap file is new to me, but I like it better than a partition. And with the system having 64 GB of RAM, I can probably get away with only a tiny token of a swap file, hehe. Not like I'll ever bother hibernating anyways.. the OS will be running off a PCIe gen4 M.2 drive. If that's not fast enough, nothing is.
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Ha ha, which that much of RAM, you can run a few more computers, let alone needing a swap file. :wink:
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