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Although I am far from new to Linux - I have just bought a Samsung SSD and need to know if there is anything special I need to do with partitioning an SSD . This is my first SSD so if someone could give me a run through of anything different to using a spinning drive it would be appreciated . In particular I was wondering about the swap partition .
I will be running The SSD as boot drive and 3 Samsung Spinpoint F3 drives (1gb) for data .
The machine being used is "Gigabyte 2" in my Rigs .
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Edited by pony-tail - 11/2/12 at 3:32am
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Basically, instal OS on the SSD, after that is done connect your HHDs. Refer to Sean's SSD + HDD installation guide on this forum.
 
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Basically, instal OS on the SSD, after that is done connect your HHDs. Refer to Sean's SSD + HDD installation guide on this forum.

Seans guide is for Windows doh.gif
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The Essentials section has a link to a SSD Tuning guide for Linux. It might worth a look if you haven't seen it yet.
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Seans guide is for Windows doh.gif

In relation to hardware set-up, it could still be useful.
 
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In relation to hardware set-up, it could still be useful.

Plug in SSD... hardware setup done let's move to software now.

Most major distros, various ubuntu's, mint, etc will usually have it set up during install. Some don't. As said, there's a guide in the Linux Essentials thread, just click the giant "Linux Essentials" button at the top of this section.
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It's a bit out of date - 2.6 kernel .
Some of the posts following it are interesting - if a little confusing .
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Partitioning: set it up as gpt instead of mbr.

Format: in general, use ext4, unless you want to use btrfs

Mount options: make sure to ad "discard" to the ext4 mount options.
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Partitioning: set it up as gpt instead of mbr.

does that relate to ssds? how?
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Partitioning: set it up as gpt instead of mbr.
My board , a Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 has a bios not UEFI so would it even recognize a GPT partition ?
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