I have a 128GB SSD I bought to install Linux on, and also a bunch of Magnetic HDDs, including one with a ~50GB empty space I can use for some of my Linux installation partitions (the other partitions are for use with Windows, and for storing all sorts of OS-independent stuff). I also have a 4GB swap partition on one of the HDDs. This is a desktop machine (trying Linux Mint 15 KDE), it doesn't even do filesharing (which I've offloaded to a server). It's for SW development work, browsing, surfing, image editing, viewing media etc. My computer has 8 GB of RAM.
How would you suggest I partition the space I have? Specifically:
- Should I create a swap partition on the SSD as well?
- How big should my
- Do I need a separate
- Which of the partitions, if any, would you place in the the empty space on the existing HDD?
and any other advice would be appreciated.