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Old 01-03-2017, 07:20 AM   #1
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Partitions on 1TB SSD


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Can any hardware experts confirm whether I have set up my partitions correctly on a 1 TB SSD?
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:25 AM   #2
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that looks like a standard Ubuntu type installation.
- you could do better, by running the partitioner, manually first.
then run the installer, using the 'something else' option.

what will you do with the 103Gb spare space - at the end ?.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 07:26 AM   #3
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Hi
Can any hardware experts confirm whether I have set up my partitions correctly on a 1 TB SSD?
Absolutely!

Why wouldn't it be?
or how would anyone else know? You have not shared why it is partitioned out like that, nor what you are trying to do that requires separate partitions to a hard disk. So anyone else looking at that can only take a yes,no, maybe guess.

For all purposes and intent with the information given. It is absolutely correct.

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Old 01-03-2017, 10:25 AM   #4
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Where is /? Is that what the unallocated space is for? Everybody requires a different partition setup, there is no "correct" layout.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 11:33 AM   #5
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Hi
Can any hardware experts confirm whether I have set up my partitions correctly on a 1 TB SSD?
I wouldn't do it that way, but is definitely one of a nearly infinite number of correct partitionings.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 12:39 PM   #6
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I wouldn't put a swap partition on a SSD, unless I wanted it to die prematurely.
Of course, if this is a desktop then swap will probably never get used.
In which case, you don't need or want a swap partition.

Is sda3 your root partition (/)?
If so, why is it full?

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Old 01-03-2017, 12:48 PM   #7
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Of course, if this is a desktop then swap will probably never get used.
In which case, you don't need or want a swap partition.
What now? Why do you think you don't need swap if it is a desktop? Is this a thing now?
 
Old 01-03-2017, 12:58 PM   #8
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Well, I've got 4GB of disk swap - but it never comes close to getting used.
Probably because I've got an unnecessary 8GB of RAM.

Is this now a thing?
 
Old 01-03-2017, 01:11 PM   #9
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I wouldn't put a swap partition on a SSD, unless I wanted it to die prematurely.
Of course, if this is a desktop then swap will probably never get used.
In which case, you don't need or want a swap partition.

Is sda3 your root partition (/)?
If so, why is it full?
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What now? Why do you think you don't need swap if it is a desktop? Is this a thing now?
If you think about it SWAP is becoming a thing of the past. Back in the day when system has <2G of ram is was needed and back then the recommendation was to have a swap as big as the RAM installed.

Today with every system having 8G+ there really isn't a need for swap. I haven't touched my swap since I don't know when.

Code:
~ # free
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:       16136920      391524    10822236      855428     4923160    14444776
Swap:       8191996           0     8191996


~ # uptime
 14:02:24 up 21 days,  4:33,  1 user,  load average: 0.02, 0.08, 0.09
This is my desktop at work, used for monitoring the network, and my home systems Desktop 8G and Laptop 24G haven't touched their swap either.

So the question is do you really need swap? If you have enough memory then not really.

To the OP: if it does what you need it to do then it is fine.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 04:43 PM   #10
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I wouldn't put a swap partition on a SSD, unless I wanted it to die prematurely.
Of course, if this is a desktop then swap will probably never get used.
That is equivalent to saying, "Never put an SSD in a laptop that only has space for a single disk drive."

If you have enough swap activity to seriously affect the life of a modern SSD, your system would be unusably slow if that swap space were on anything except an SSD.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 05:39 PM   #11
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That is equivalent to saying, "Never put an SSD in a laptop that only has space for a single disk drive."
If you have enough swap activity to seriously affect the life of a modern SSD, your system would be unusably slow if that swap space were on anything except an SSD.
Alternatively, never buy a laptop that has so little storage that it just won't work without a decent swap partition.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 09:49 PM   #12
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that looks like a standard Ubuntu type installation.
- you could do better, by running the partitioner, manually first.
then run the installer, using the 'something else' option.

what will you do with the 103Gb spare space - at the end ?.
Read somewhere something about the importance of reserving a certain amount for unallocated for performance resaons

1 question
What is the purpose of setting partition flags?
Many 'recipes' that I have been following such as

Part 4: Create a UEFI boot partition. + swap + root + home partitions.
don't even mention them.

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Old 01-04-2017, 07:44 AM   #13
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Read somewhere something about the importance of reserving a certain amount for unallocated for performance resaons

1 question
What is the purpose of setting partition flags?
Many 'recipes' that I have been following such as

Part 4: Create a UEFI boot partition. + swap + root + home partitions.
don't even mention them.
that image show 1xMB left off whereas you left off 1xGB see any difference in performance yet?
 
  


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