[SOLVED] Newbie Interested in installing Slackware, questions
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So much information here thank you. Tomorrow I should be getting my new SSD and will attempt and install slackware, really hope theres no surprising errors or difficulties but I guess that's how you learn. Currently Making sure to back everything up on Windows just in case. Usually when something goes wrong with lilo or MBR does the system boot into windows or Slackware post installation? I am kinda afraid of the partitioning part because I have 6 hdd's in total, I'll probably disconnect 2 but need the rest for the windows to function etc. Another thing, when I set the partition size for / (this is file system?) is 30gb enough? It seems I don't need swap as I have 8gb ram and is iteasy to increase or change the partitions in the future? Also I'm assuming the consensus now is for me to use gdisk instead of cfdisk for the proper ssd allocation (4096)?
I was thinking of putting the /home directory on a regular hdd but that might be an unnecessary complication.
Be careful since some information presented is based on old setups for older style SSD. Most present day SSD controllers do support current or new requirements for current Kernels.
Some users still belief wear is a factor for modern SSD. Not so! If you setup or optimize the Gnu/Linux to suit the SSD then a blissfull experience will be had for a long service life. Most new SSD will outlive system design life.
Fun fact, cfdisk works fine on all of my SSDs. You only have to use gdisk if you want to use GPT partition tables, for the older MBR partition tables (c)fdisk is just fine. All you have to do is basic math, at best align your partitions on sectors that are dividable by 2048, so that the partitions are aligned at the SSDs erase unit size to prevent impacts on write-performance and lifetime (although lifetime is not really an issue anymore with modern SSDs).
I just created the first partition starting with 2048 so it the later ones are auto calculated.