MirrorTorrent wrote:OK. Sounds easy enough and I don't have to re-install?
I would do this under the "disk utility" program and
"Edit File system Label" Change the OS partition on
64G SSD from "file system" to "/ partition"
Do I leave the Swap and Extended as they are?
HDD will be 95% "/home" with 5% swap
something like this? did i get it right?
and all this is labels and definitions for Mint?
Actually, you'll start with ROOT which is /
This contains 'initrd.img' 'initrd.img.old' and 'vmlinuz' files and then more folders....
/home and /media are ones you'll visit most often. I set disks to mount in /media - but a fresh mint install sets them in /media/home/ben or something weird like that... can't remember, fixed it last week... /media/Storage is fine and doesnt upset my shortcuts.
/usr is a biggie - any properly installed wallpapers n themes n fonts are in there, in the /share folder. Keep that backed up whenever you can, reinstalling means copying that straight back home!
If you're doing it manually, research 'install linux ssd' first. Some things are best kept off the SSD.
Personally I don't keep my Pictures or Music there, if my wife wants to use Windows I want to be able to access stuff - and /home shouldn't be NTFS because Linux runs faster using it's own ext4 (looking forwards to BTRFS coming soon... ish).... and it's easy enough to remap system shortcuts for Pictures/Documents etc...
If you're exporting your /home directory, I'd be sure to send it to an NTFS partition - it helps with permission problems when you re-import them. If you're going to install to SSD, I also read that you need to think about customising your choice of folder locations. I don't have an SSD, but I certainly don't keep many documents in /home any more.... my big folders (for Music, Pictures etc) permanently sit on my 2GB Green disk - accessible to both Linux and Windows installations. It's easy to map your default 'Music' and 'Pictures' shortcuts to these new locations too. No need to copy everything to the 'system' home directory is there? unless you want a separate '****' and 'dirty secrets' folder.... Then when you fire up Banshee, just select your /media/Storage disk and select the folder you actually want Banshee to handle.
Take great care re-importing stuff to /home. Show all your hidden files, and only import what is really necessary.