I'm in the process of building a new computer and for the first time I will be using multiple hard drives (1 64GB SSD for the system & 1 7,200rpm 500GB HD for data) so I'm unsure as to how to partition the drives for best performance.
My main OS is Ubuntu but I would like a dual boot with Windows 7. From what I've read up the following is the way to do it:
On the SSD:
- 32GB for linux root partition
- 32GB for Windows 7
On the 500GB HD:
- 8GB partition for linux-swap (the PC has 4GB DDR3 RAM)
- The remaining space split between two data partitions (one for /home & one for Windows)
Is this the optimal setup? And perhaps most importantly am I forgetting any partitions?
I did read it's a good idea to move /tmp & /var/log to the HD because of the number of writes. Is this true?
Thanks in advance.