Installing Mageia6.1 on PC with SSD and HD

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Installing Mageia6.1 on PC with SSD and HD

Postby vmunich » May 16th, '19, 14:09

Hi everyone,
I just bought a new PC (Dell Inspiron 3470 JMRM7 Intel Core i5-8), which comprises a 128GB SSD-drive and a traditional 1TB HDD.

I want a dual-boot system (Win10 + Mageia) but I ll be using mainly Mageia.

I don't know much about SSD drives, I am usually happy with the performance of my HDD...

How should I install Mageia on such a 2-drives system ?
1. shall I simply ignore the SSD ?
2. shall I put / on the SSD and /home on the HDD ?
3. shall I put /home on the SSD and /on the HDD ?

I use my computer for office work, and internet surfing + videos watching... I want my data to be secure and of course good performance for my system

Anybody has a hint ?

Thanks
Vincent
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Re: Installing Mageia6.1 on PC with SSD and HD

Postby doktor5000 » May 16th, '19, 19:15

From a practical perspective I'd say 128'GB is not really enough for a dual-boot system for a casual user with a full-blown Win10.
With the next updates Win10 will require around 32GB of free space for updates, and it uses around 50GB for a regular OS-only installation with no further installation / data.

From a general point of view, as much as possible of the OS and the programs you use should reside on the SSD, the data (videos, documents etc.) itself should reside on the HDD.
If you keep your system lean and clean you can probably get away with 80GB windows partition and the rest for Mageia for / and /home
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Re: Installing Mageia6.1 on PC with SSD and HD

Postby vmunich » May 16th, '19, 20:06

Thanks Doktor for your reply.

I guess I will leave Mageia completely out of the SSD drive and include a windows data partition of the HDD, and / and /home on the HDD
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Re: Installing Mageia6.1 on PC with SSD and HD

Postby kajosim » May 17th, '19, 21:25

Hi

Doktor suggests your option 2 : / on the SSD and /home on the HDD

I will recommend you fist try to use Win10 admin tools to resize C: and D: .
It should be possible to resize C: to 80 GB as Doktor mention. And as you have not used the Win10 very much there should be no need to defragment C: before resizing.
I have resized Win10 to even less, but then I really do not use it and it is not being updated (no internet connection)
Win admin tools will most likely not resize below a certain size (usually about half the physical size) so if you want to resize D: you may need also to use Mageia MCC for the final resize.

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Re: Installing Mageia6.1 on PC with SSD and HD

Postby doktor5000 » May 19th, '19, 16:23

kajosim wrote:Doktor suggests your option 2 : / on the SSD and /home on the HDD

No, I didn't suggest that. / and /home should both be on the SSD otherwise the potential of the SSD is wasted.
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