danielson
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Solus dual boot Windows 10 on SSD

Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:49 pm

Hi,

Looking for best setup on 112G of allocated space on SSD with Windows 10 using the rest (about 118G).
-ext4 or btrfs?
-to swap or not to swap?

Thanks!

p.s. 8Gs of RAM

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kyrios
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Re: Solus dual boot Windows 10 on SSD

Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:48 pm

danielson wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Hi,

Looking for best setup on 112G of allocated space on SSD with Windows 10 using the rest (about 118G).
-ext4 or btrfs?
-to swap or not to swap?

Thanks!

p.s. 8Gs of RAM
The installer only supports ext4 for installing Solus. To swap or not to swap depends on your need if the machine hasn't much memory or if you plan to suspend to disk, you'll need a swap. Otherwise, you may do like me : set swappiness to 1 and create a "relatively small" swapfile (instead of a swap partition), this is better than no swap at all as it might prevent your computer from crashing in case it should swap for some reason.

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Re: Solus dual boot Windows 10 on SSD

Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:56 pm

Sounds good!
So far, have only done / ext4 with no crashes on 4Gs of RAM and smaller SSD.
Just want to take advantage of extras.
Can i p.m. you on how to create swapfile?

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Re: Solus dual boot Windows 10 on SSD

Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:21 pm

danielson wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Sounds good!
So far, have only done / ext4 with no crashes on 4Gs of RAM and smaller SSD.
Just want to take advantage of extras.
Can i p.m. you on how to create swapfile?
No need tp p.m. me, there are plenty of sites explaining how to do it like this one for example :)

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Re: Solus dual boot Windows 10 on SSD

Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:43 pm

Thank you!

The author still recommends swap partition though.
If i opt for that, is the double of available RAMs still recommended or can it be smaller?

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Re: Solus dual boot Windows 10 on SSD

Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm

Looks like to create or not to create a swap partition is an iffy question:
https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... -on-linux/

To play it safe, think i'll go ahead without swap partition and if things start to act up, i'll make a swap file.

Appreciate your input kyrios!

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Re: Solus dual boot Windows 10 on SSD

Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:09 pm

danielson wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Thank you!

The author still recommends swap partition though.
If i opt for that, is the double of available RAMs still recommended or can it be smaller?
The double of RAM is from the old times when computers hadn't much memory.
Except for specific usage, nowadays the only rule that matters is if you want to use "suspend to disk" (hibernate), the size of the swap partition should be larger than the amount of RAM of the computer.

FWIW, my computer has 16Gb RAM and a 2Gb swapfile (that is almost never used - this also because swappiness is set to 1). I know some people set swappiness to 0 and don't have a swap at all but I don't advise doing this because if the computer should run out of memory, it would crash.

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