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    SSD drive partitioning for Linuix use advise?

    i wonder if anyone out here have try partitioning a SSD drive for linux!
    i brought a 120gb Corsair SSD! It is a great looking drive which come with mounting bracket for PC use!
    I am thinking to put the fedora linux operation in the ssd and a partition /home to my old second harddrive. I like to know how best to partition it! so to extend the life of the beautiful drive? i heard that you can put /swap & /Var.... to a partition too!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: SSD drive partitioning for Linuix use advise?

    I don't think there is anything special you need to do to partition a SSD compared with a spinning metal hard drive.

    Standard advice is not to put swap on your SSD, as it will increase the wear. Instead you should add more RAM to your system so that it does not need swap. I suggest at least 4Gb.

    The other thing you might want to do is to setup an LVM on your SSD so that you and adjust the size of the partions after you have set it up. If I where you I would allocate around 50Gb of the space now, with separate partions for /, /home, /usr, /usr/local, and /opt. (/boot needs to be a conventional partion, so grub can find it, but it only needs to be 100 Mb, /tmp should be setup as an in-memory tmpfs filesystem so that it consumes no disc space and is renewed on every boot.)

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