I have a fresh Samsung ultrabook with 500GB HDD and a 16 GB SSD. It came with Windows 7 installed. I am going to dual boot with Xubuntu 12.04. The following is the layout as seen from GParted.
/dev/sda (500GB HDD) Partition FS Type Label Size Used Flags /dev/sda1 ntfs SYSTEM 100MiB 33.59MiB boot /dev/sda2 ntfs - 446.10GiB 32.18GiB - /dev/sda3 ntfs SAMSUNG_REC 19.56GiB 18.62GiB diag /dev/sdb (16GB SSD) Partition FS Type Label Size Used Flags /dev/sdb1 - - 10.61GiB - - /dev/sdb2 - - 4.29GiB - -
sdb2 is being used as Hibernation Partition by Win7. My strategy is as follows:
- Reduce Windows partition to 60GB
- Put / on sdb1 (my current root takes 6.8GiB, so 10.6GiB should be sufficient)
- Put /var as a 2GB partition on sda, after sda2
- Put /home as a 30GB partition on sda, after /var
- Use sdb2 as swap
- Split the remaining sda space into chunks of 100GB, 100GB and ~154GB
- Putting GRUB on /dev/sda
Are there any improvements to these? Like putting only /boot, /bin and /sbin on sdb1. This would reduce the writes on SSD but would need careful sizing.