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Yes, unless you delete it and merge it back with your root ( if it'll let you ), been a while since I've deleted specific partitions that weren't going to be reused, lol.

just use gparted or what ever to delete it, then (most likley on a live disk) expand the other partitions to fill the empty space.
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Believe so tongue.gif

If you go the reinstall way, choose the manually partition the drive, and just make a partition whatever size you want and use that as the root ( / ) mount point and it'll install the whole system there with no swap tongue.gif

Pretty much how I install all my Arch and Cent systems. Swap is largely not needed these days unless you want that sleep/hibernate crap. As long as you have... 2-4GB of ram you'll likely never use swap ( unless you plan on doing something memory intensive, but for most day-2-day stuff you won't ).


Thank you. I'll do a clean install later today. I don't even use a full gig of RAM on this laptop. I surf the web, watch movies, listen to music, starting to mess a little bit with blender and some minor photo editing in linux.. but It never tasks this little guy very much..

Its pretty snappy for an older dual core Centrino. The SSD really put some pep in it.

Gparted worked like a charm no fresh install needed.
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Adding the option 'noatime' to your fstab could cut down on the number of writes as well. It has to do with it updating the metadata of files when they're accessed. Less writes = better SDD life.

You could also move your web browser's cache to RAM to again cut down on writes and speed up your browser.
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Adding the option 'noatime' to your fstab could cut down on the number of writes as well. It has to do with it updating the metadata of files when they're accessed. Less writes = better SDD life.

You could also move your web browser's cache to RAM to again cut down on writes and speed up your browser.
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What I've read is that using relatime is better than using noatime, because with noatime your last access time could end up prior to you last modification time and might cause some problems for some programs. Where as relatime won't update the access time until you modify a file in which case it makes it the time that you modified it.
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