Originally Posted by skola
Desktops and exotic laptops aside, with 1 drive in a laptop is there a preferred position for the swap partition?
Looking at some install notes and faqs suggests head left->right:
/boot /swap /home /
this position makes repartitioning easier, but do we repartition our dist "ever day"? not really and you can safely delete swap and make it again.
maybe it would bring some performance benefites. but linux does not uses much swap.
what about as last: /boot /home / /swap
some backup imaging tools won't do the swap and this makes a same layout restore onto a fresh or wiped hdd tricky at best. Having swap at end precludes that hassle.
i don't even use boot partition, but it may be needed in some places. use it if you want to.
dd + bzip2 is nice way to do back-up whole disk with partition level. but lilo may not like it. grup would like it.
i use this / swap on same disk /home on different disk.