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Partitioning 240 GB SSD for Ubuntu Linux, SMB share & Renaming Drives

Discussion in 'Computers and Networks' started by KeepItSimpleStupid, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Hey guys:

    Can you give me a suggested partition arrangement for putting Linux on a 240 GB Solid State Drive?

    and even how to do it.

    Somehow I get the feeling that there should be at least 3 partitions.
    An Ext3 for Linux itself
    A small, like 5 or 6 GB partition for a minimal Linux system
    and say a 20 GB? partition as NTFS.

    Ideally, I'd like to put the main file system, e.g /usr/home somewhere else and possibly on it's own partition.

    So, I'd like some help as to how to do it.

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    I also need some hints for how to set up access through windows networking.

    Also, any easy way to change the name of a thumb drive when they all show up as /media/KINGSTON?

    I have been running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a CD since June. So, now it's time to move to a HD or in this case a Solid State SATA 2.5" drive.
     
  2. NorthGuy

    NorthGuy Well-Known Member

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    I would use ext2 because SSDs have a finite amount of writing they can tolerate, and writing a journal in ext3 creates some extra writing. For the same reason, you probably do not need a swap partition usually used by Linux. Other measures may be taken to minimize writes to SSD, such as mounting /var on a ram disk. Mounting the SSD partitons with "noatime" attribute is a good idea to prevent lots of writing associated with keeping track of access time.

    I'm not sure if Ubuntu allows these things or not. I tried to install it recently and it looked very pushy to me.
     
  3. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I normally run Debian on all my home and engineering work servers that I setup. This is their SSD Wiki page. https://wiki.debian.org/SSDOptimization
     

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