Originally Posted by arubin
I am aware of the threads giving advice on installing Linux to SSD. My real question is whether there is anything in the set up for Linux on the SSD which might interfere with Windows on the same SSD. I guess that the answer is 'no'.
There should be no conflicts between the two OS since you will be setting up different filesystems. For Gnu/Linux you should not use journal, I do use ext2/3/4 dependent on the partition scheme. For newer kernels that support 'TRIM' you can setup 'discard in '/etc/fstab';
/dev/sdax / ext4 defaults,noatime,discard 0 1 #where x= a,b,c,d...
or from cli you can set discard flag by;
tune2fs -o discard /dev/sdx #disable journal, where x= a,b,c,d...
NOTE: Make sure controller for 'SSD' is set to 'AHCI' mode in BIOS to insure the kernel can use 'TRIM'.
You should set the 'swapiness' via;
echo 1 >/proc/sys/vm/swapiness'
Most Gnu/Linux set a high swapiness, Slackware is set to '60' default.