Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:22 am
I am wondering if there is a recommended way of HDD/SDD partitioning for standalone KDE Neon installation in 2019.
I was not able to find that information in FAQ.
On openSUSE TW KDE I have:
/boot/efi - ESP (bootloader) (250Mb)
/ - root (30Gb)
/home - for user files and configs (the rest of HDD which is ~300Gb in my case)
4Gb swap partition at the end of the drive
Would that scheme be considered a good practice for KDE Neon nowadays?
Usually if I let the installer do that it only creates /boot/efi (512Mb) and / (the rest of HDD).
(no swap partition)
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Hi, my first answer could be the following:
At the end of the post you can read this comment:
Depending on how much memory you have you may not absolutely need swap but having some is still recommended. I do not hibernate (boots fast enough for me) but if hibernating then you need swap equal to RAM in GiB not GB. And if dual booting with windows a shared NTFS partition is also recommended. But you usually cannot create that as part of the install, just leave some space. Or partition in advance (recommended).
One advantage of partitioning in advance is that the installer will use the swap space to speed up the install. Thanks Herman for the tip.
This advice is in concordance with a recent article you could read:
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/35676/h ... -linux-pc/
This post are for regular users and I am afraid that whether you are a developer or you need to do backups or run programs with heavy computational duties you may increase your swap.
For hard disk bigger than yours, please consider to read this post.
Hope it help,
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Swap may be configured either as a separate partition or as a file on the hard drive (usually /swapfile). I think making it a file is the current recommended practice (makes it easier to resize as needed; possibly having other benefits I'm not familiar with)
Having /home be a separate partition has always been a recommended practice to allow preserving that folder across distro installs or upgrades. Though making backups of stuff in this folder is also a good practice which can make keeping the separate partition unnecessary. I have noticed that most distros don't create a separate /home partition for you when just using default settings, which is unfortunate; but you can usually manually suggest to either create the separate partition or mount an existing one when you install.
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