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Hello, dear members of this forum! Previously, in times gone by, I had an old and underpowered computer with little RAM and an old hard drive. Please advise how to install Archman Linux on my new configuration:

12 Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700 computer, 32 Gb RAM, 440 Gb SSD, 8 Tb HDD, in a more convenient way (file systems, partition sizes, their mount points, etc). I plan to use this computer both for Linux and as storage for my information. I have never installed Linux on an SSD before, so I have to ask such a primitive question, excuse me!


In the last few days, but temporarily, our Internet connection has been extremely unstable, so I am forced to ask this question by starting my system with liveusb.

Thanks in advance for your answers!


Gönderildi : 01/05/2023 4:58 am
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Really it depends on your needs and preferences. There is not a single solution for all use scenarios / cases.

There are some reccomendations to left 10% up to 30% free space on SSD / M.2 disks. I don't know really if this is helpfull or not. Samsung's own overprovisioning tool recommends 10% freespace allocation via Samsung Magician.

50 GiB space is quite enough to install any GNU/Linux distribution. I personally have installed several distributions on desktops and laptops, all of them have less than 25 GiB for base installation.

You have 32GiB RAM, so you can chose 6GiB swap file/partition to have machine without hibernation support or 38 GiB for hibernation support. I have a machine with 16 GiB RAM and I don't use any swap space, simply because I don't need it for now.

Mountpoint  Size     
/ ≥25GiB  SSD  
/efi ~512 MiB  SSD  
/home remaining space  SSD  
swap 38GiB  SSD  
free space 44 GiB  SSD  
/data 8 TiB  HDD  

In my office I have dual boot (Windows 11 + Debian 11) Workstation, with Intel i5 CPU, 4 GiB RAM, 128 GiB M.2 NVME SSD and 1 TB HDD:

Partition Type Mountpoint  Size
/dev/nvme0n1p1 ESP /boot/efi 512 MiB
/dev/nvme0n1p2 MSR none 16 MiB
/dev/nvme0n1p3 NTFS /windows 68 GiB
/dev/nvme0n1p4  EXT4 / 25 GiB
free space - - 25 GiB
/dev/sda1 NTFS /data  1 TiB

My user directories (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Music, Videos) are symlinked in both Windows and GNU/Linux to respective directories in HDD.

$ rm -r ~/Desktop && ln -s /data/Desktop ~/Desktop

(In Windows I created directory junctions with mklink)

In conclusion you have to decide how to use and setup your disks.

Gönderildi : 01/05/2023 2:45 pm
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