will i have a problem in the future if i installed more software
because the software are usually installed under /usr or /opt
I don't yet with just 8 gig for /.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 8.6G 5.0G 3.2G 62% /
none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev 2.5G 4.0K 2.5G 1% /dev
tmpfs 501M 1.3M 500M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 2.5G 80K 2.5G 1% /run/shm
none 100M 20K 100M 1% /run/user
/dev/sda2 157G 23G 126G 16% /home
$ inxi -M
Machine: System: Dell product: Latitude XT2
Mobo: Dell model: 0HJ48R Bios: Dell v: A01 date: 05/07/2009
I only have a 180 gig SSD in mine,
Drives: HDD Total Size: 180.0GB (16.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: D2CSTK181M11 size: 180.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 8.6G used: 5.0G (62%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: /home size: 157G used: 23G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
If I had your Dell. I would during the install process. Point "/" to the 32 gig SSD. More than enough room for everything.
Then point "/home" to the 500 gig platter drive. Any /swap I would put on the 500 gig platter drive also.
Up to you though.