I've been reading up on SSDs under both Windows and Linux. While Windows seems to do most of the aligning automatically and frankly all this information found online baffles me, I thought about installing a windows first and then setting up the partitions using their disk management tool.
Will this work? How would I have to set up the partitions for me to be able to install linux on it?
Here's what I thought.
- Install Windows
- Partition the SSD*
- use a Linux live CD to change the file system of the partitions to ext4 or whatever I'll be using
- Install Linux using the created partitions
- Hopefully enjoy my new SSD
Now, how many partitions would I have to create for Linux and what file system would they have to be?
If it's ext4, I'll turn of journaling manually.