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Old 26th July 2013, 17:26
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Hello.
Right now i have Win7 in my computer, but i'm now really tierd at win7 so i will format and install Ubuntu 13.04 insted.
The only thing that i'm really sad of is that i cant run PhotoShop so good at Ubuntu, but that is the only thing i miss with Linux.

I have 2 harddrives in my computer
1x 120gb SSD
1x 750gb HDD

I have thinked about to do like this
120gb SSD drive:
/ 30gb
/swap 8gb (I have 8gb ram, but i think 8gb extra swap can be good)
/home rest of the SSD drive

Then my 750gb HDD is NTFS and there i already have partitions like this:
150gb (was a link for my document, my movies yeah you know windows..)
50gb for my projects i work with
500gb for downloads, music, movies, etc

How should you do the partitions?
And in what fileformat? NTFS or ext4? I also work from a other computer that is running win7, and i need to read files from the HDD at this computer.

Should i make own big of hole 750gb drive? or maybe make togerther of 50+150 to one for ext3, and then have one other with 500gb NTFS.

Please write how YOU should do this best.
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Old 28th July 2013, 12:05
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I think i know how i should do, but i cant decid whats best for swap.
Swap at HDD or SSD. I know it will swap little faster to SSD but i dont thick it will swap so often.

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Old 22nd August 2013, 15:42
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There's no right or wrong way to go about this. It's all up to you and what you're using this set up for.

If it were me:
Unless this this is for a server or something resource intensive, I wouldn't bother with swap. I haven't used it since RAM went in the GBs, which was what, like 2003? and not had any issues at all.

As for partitioning /home, I only bother with that if it's for multiple users. So if it's a personal desktop with only one login...meh, I wouldn't bother. It sounds like you're saving your personal files on the 750gb anyway, so keeping /home safe is only protecting your application preferences.

So I wouldn't partition the SSD at all. And as for the filesystem; Just use the distro recommended, which is probably going to be ext3 or 4.

As for your HDD; partition it as you want, but use NTFS for the partitions that will be shared with Windows.
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